U.S. airports charge passengers a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), a tax just for using the airport. Airports collected $3.2 billion in 2016, breaking the record set in 2015, and are estimated to set a new record in 2017. Even with all this revenue, the airports are claiming it's not enough. They're asking Congress to almost double the PFC tax, meaning a family of four would pay $104 in the PFC tax alone on a round trip ticket.

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Airline Investment in Airport Improvement Projects

Over $100 billion of capital projects have been completed, are underway or approved at the nation’s 30 largest airports alone since 2008. Additionally, U.S. airlines invested more than $17.5 billion in 2016 to enhance the travel experience. Airport improvements include new terminals and runways, to upgraded check-in and gate experiences, as well as other amenities like charging stations. Airlines are strong partners in airport finance, and the long-standing collaboration with airports is helping make air travel more efficient and more convenient for all customers.
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The Latest News:

February 5, 2018
California Passengers Will Pay up to $416.2 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that California fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as February 8th.

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February 5, 2018
New York Passengers Will Pay up to $223.6 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that New York fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as February 8th.

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February 2, 2018
South Carolina Passengers Will Pay up to $17.2 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that South Carolina fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as February 8th.

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January 24, 2018
Nevadans Could Pay Millions In Extra Airport Fees

In a report posted to the CBS Las Vegas and KXNT 840AM radio website, Nevadans could pay millions in extra airport fees under a proposal to raise the passenger facility charge. Citing analysis from Stop Air Tax Now, Nevadans could be on the hook for up to $92.43 million more in PFCs.

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January 24, 2018
Nevada Passengers Will Pay up to $92.4 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Nevada fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as February 8th.

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January 16, 2018
Mississippi Passengers Will Pay up to $3.1 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Mississippi fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 16, 2018
Wyoming Passengers Will Pay up to $2.1 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Wyoming fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 16, 2018
Missouri Passengers Will Pay up to $43.8 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Missouri fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 10, 2018
Oklahoma Passengers Will Pay up to $12.2 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Oklahoma fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 10, 2018
Tennessee Passengers Will Pay up to $35.8 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Tennessee fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 8, 2018
Arkansas Passengers Will Pay up to $6.8 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Arkansas fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 8, 2018
Kentucky Passengers Will Pay up to $20.4 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Kentucky fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 8, 2018
South Dakota Passengers Will Pay up to $3.2 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that South Dakota fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 4, 2018
Alabama Passengers Will Pay up to $9.1 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Alabama fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 4, 2018
Nebraska Passengers Will Pay up to $9.3 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Nebraska fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19.

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January 3, 2018
Florida Passengers Will Pay up to $317 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

If Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports, Florida passengers can expect to shoulder up to $317 million of the burden in increased taxes, according to an analysis by Stop Air Tax Now. The fee hike could be approved as early as January 19th.

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January 2, 2018
Building a Modern Airport in Salt Lake City From One Well Past Its Prime

More than three years after construction was started to rebuild Salt Lake City International Airport and scrape away a collection of obsolete terminals, the contours of one of the nation’s largest air travel infrastructure projects are taking shape. The project is part of the $10 billion a year that airports invest to modernize infrastructure in the United States, according to the Airports Council International-North America, a trade group in Washington.

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December 14, 2017
Maine Passengers Will Pay up to $4.6 Million in Additional Airport Fees Under New Proposal

Stop Air Tax Now, a project of Airlines for America, today released an analysis detailing the higher fees that Maine fliers will pay if Congress approves a proposal to raise a fee passengers pay when flying out of commercial airports. The fee hike could be approved as early as December 22. The proposal would increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), a tax added to the cost of plane tickets that is transferred directly to airports, by $4, which raises the total to $8.50 on the first leg of each flight. The study shows that travelers flying out of Maine will annually pay up to $4.6 million more in PFCs under the new proposal.

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December 12, 2017
Eugene Airport breaks 1 million passenger mark

The rapidly concluding year will be remembered for setting a record at the Eugene Airport. The city-owned facility announced Monday it had surpassed 1 million annual passengers for the first time. ... The airport receives $4.50 for every ticket sold to departing passengers and uses the revenue from the facility charge for construction projects. Last year, the airport’s 483,955 outbound passengers yielded about $2.2 million for capital projects. Late last year, the airport completed a two-year, $19 million renovation of the passenger terminal.

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November 16, 2017
Senate Appropriators Should Use Unspent Taxes Before Raising Taxes Again

On July 27, 2017, you voted to increase taxes on airline passengers in S. 1655, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2018. Your vote nearly doubles the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) tax, from $4.50 to $8.50. That tax increase will cost airline travelers another $2.6 billion per year. It will hurt passengers, the economy and airlines, as well as small community air service by making travel more expensive.

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November 8, 2017
Not Another Tax Increase

Every day the average American is subject to taxes and fees nearly everywhere we look. One of the fees I was dismayed to learn the federal government might soon allow to increase is the Passenger Facility Charge. The PFC is only one of several taxes and fees that people must pay with they fly. Al of those dollars and cents add up quickly, and if you're trying to take an entire family on vacation or send a group of employees to visit a branch office, the costs add up very quickly

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