There’s a hidden tax on your airline tickets, and airports want to raise it even higher.

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Airports are flush with cash and are recording sky-high revenues. See where this money is being used to improve the passenger experience without increasing the PFC.

New Taxes On Air Travel Just Won't Fly

Since 2008, there have been
invested in airport improvement projects across the country.

Source: A4A analysis of FAA Form 127 airport database.

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Airline Investment in Airport Improvement Projects

U.S. airlines invested

$20 billion

in 2017 to enhance the travel experience, that’s more than $24 per passenger.

Over $200 billion

has been invest in infrastructure projects at airports across the country since 2008, all without a tax increase. 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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Sioux Gateway Airport’s Board President, David Bernstein, writes that a PFC hike would hurt #SUX and “discourage price-sensitive customers to the benefit of larger hub airports.” Read more via @scj:

“Airports are not in a funding crisis. They have billions in cash reserves, and they are already making massive capital improvements across the country. Congress should not add to the cost of flying” - James Burnley, former Secretary of Transportation.

It’s exciting times at #DCA! The $1 BILLION “Project Journey” improvement project includes a new 14-gate concourse slated to open in 2021. It’s all being done without a PFC increase & without needlessly taxing passengers more on air travel. #StopAirTaxNow

Congrats to Charlotte Douglas Airport (#CLT) for beginning work on a $600 MILLION project to expand its main terminal lobby…without a PFC increase! Airports already have plenty of money for infrastructure– passengers don’t want a tax hike. #StopAirTaxNow

#SLC’s $4 BILLION redevelopment project is entering its final stage. The project was funded entirely from user fees under current PFC levels. Airport modernization is happening WITHOUT a PFC increase. #StopAirTaxNow

#Orlando International Airport nearing completion of $4.2 billion reconstruction—phase one opening in 2021. Airports are modernizing without the need to raise passenger taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

Eagle County Regional Airport’s brand new de-icing pad will go into service this winter ❄️– financed through a $17M AIP grant. There is SNOW reason to raise the PFC. #StopAirTaxNow

NEW: A $12 MILLION federal grant will allow Arizona’s Prescott Regional Airport to break ground on a brand new terminal. Airports are flying high with cash 💸 – there’s no reason to tax passengers more. #StopAirTaxNow

.@AmericanAir and @British_Airways are investing $344M to expand #JFK’s Terminal 8—that’s on top of $13B in funding already invested to redevelop and modernize the airport. #StopAirTaxNow

Airports across the country are saying “new year, new me” with billions invested in infrastructure improvements. That’s why you shouldn’t have to pay more in taxes! #StopAirTaxNow

Let’s look back at 2019 – did you know the FAA awarded $3.18 BILLION in airport infrastructure grants in the past year? Airports across America are flush with cash; there’s simply no need to tax passengers more. #StopAirTaxNow

Airports are asking for “a blank check” to tax passengers even more… don’t let them get away with it! Tell Congress that airports are already flush with cash and you don’t want to pay more taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

Long Island MacArthur Airport can move forward with plans to reconstruct its Terminal Aircraft Parking area, thanks to $5.4M in federal grants. There’s NO reason to raise the PFC. #StopAirTaxNow

🚨AIP grant alert🚨: $4.5M has been awarded to Colorado’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport for terminal expansion. A tax hike on travelers is NOT necessary. #StopAirTaxNow

Montana’s Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport received $4.1 million from the FAA to build a new apron. Another example of federal grants funding airport projects WITHOUT a tax hike. #StopAirTaxNow

FIVE Georgia airports have received $12.6 MILLION in federal grants for safety and infrastructure upgrades. Existing funds support airport modernization projects across the U.S. #StopAirTaxNow

The FAA recently granted Dayton International Airport $4.3 MILLION for safety and infrastructure improvements. Airport improvement projects are booming and there is NO need to raise the PFC. #StopAirTaxNow

$4.6 MILLION in AIP grants have been awarded to West Virginia’s Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport and Greenbrier Valley Airport. Airports have more than enough cash 💵. #StopAirTaxNow

Some in Congress want to tax passengers more for every airport they visit on their journeys. What’s next – taxing Santa for every house he visits?! 🎅 🙅‍♂‍ Tell Washington tax increases won’t fly: #StopAirTaxNow

#ICYMI: Last week, a $2.5M federal grant was awarded to Plymouth Municipal Airport to relocate its taxiway. Airport infrastructure projects don’t require a tax hike on passengers. #StopAirTaxNow

Tell Congress:
This Tax Hike Won't Fly