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:

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 commer-cial 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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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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