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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This Tax Hike Won't Fly

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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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In order to ensure the functionality of America’s newest world-class airport, a taxiway extension must be constructed. This is an important upgrade to help improve the safety and efficiency of the airport. via @Baton Rouge Business Report

Rural airports are incredibly important to the economic viability of communities across my district. I’m thrilled to see Kirksville receive this important funding.

#DYK airports collect taxes & fees on almost every purchase you make at the airport? When you buy food or pay for parking, you’re providing tax revenue for airport development. Tell Congress you shouldn’t have to pay increased airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

$200B+ has been invested in airport improvement projects since 2008 – and there’s a good chance some of it went to an airport near you! Learn more about airport improvements by exploring our interactive map: #StopAirTaxNow

Planes are meant to go sky-high. The amount you pay in airport taxes shouldn’t. Tell Congress that you’re already taxed enough on air travel. #StopAirTaxNow

Charlotte Douglas International Airport will begin a $600 MILLION terminal expansion project – funded without raising taxes on passengers. Airport construction is thriving and a PFC increase is unnecessary. #StopAirTaxNow

This Halloween, tell Congress that increasing the PFC is no GOURD. 🎃 #StopAirTaxNow

Giving airports a blank check to tax passengers even more? Now that’s spooky. 👻 #StopAirTaxNow

Another improvement at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is wrapping up – a $50 MILLION project funded by the current PFC. Airports don’t need more money. #StopAirTaxNow

Increasing the PFC is all trick and no treat. 🍬 Airports do not need more revenue from taxing passengers more. #StopAirTaxNow

$42 MILLION: That’s how much money Arkansas airports received through a total of 52 grants to repair runways, taxiways and other improvements. Airports have plenty of cash and travelers shouldn’t have to pay more in airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

Peter Prince Field is set to begin a $1.2M improvement project. Since 1989, this airfield has received about $13M in upgrades, including about $3.2M since 2017 – funded mostly from FAA and DOT grants. Airport modernization is happening across the U.S.

Southern Illinois Airport will begin a $13M construction project, which will include a 8,300-square-foot terminal. All made possible WITHOUT increasing taxes on passengers. #StopAirTaxNow

The Washington-Warren Airport in NC recently received a $6.2M grant to repave their runways, taxiways and tarmac area. Airport improvement projects across the country are booming. #StopAirTaxNow

The FAA awarded $27.4 MILLION to #SMF to help replace their runway with 106,000 cubic yards of new pavement. Money is flowing into airports and travelers shouldn’t have to pay more in airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

Four Corners Regional Airport received $3.45M from the FAA to repaint the airfield and expand their runway. Another example of the hundreds of airports receiving federal grants. #StopAirTaxNow

The FAA funded 74% of Schenectady County Airport’s $10 MILLION improvement project. Passengers shouldn’t pay more in taxes when airport modernization is already thriving. #StopAirTaxNow

#ICYMI from @ktoenews: FAA grants will improve airports across Minnesota. Passengers shouldn’t be taxed more when airports already have plenty of money for improvements. #StopAirTaxNow

We’ve been trying to think of a Halloween costume, but none of our ideas are scarier than Congress trying to raise airport taxes on passengers like you. 🎃 👻 Tell them that just won’t fly. #StopAirTaxNow

The FAA recently awarded $16.6 MILLION to McAllen International Airport, which will fund over 20,000 feet of construction. Airports are clearly flush with cash. #StopAirTaxNow