ATA Airlines Oppose PFC Tax Increase

By James C. May

By James C. May, President and CEO of the Air Transport Association

In 1991, Congress allowed airports to impose a tax on airline passengers called a passenger facility charge (PFC) — now set at $4.50 per passenger. In 2009, airports collected $2.5 billion in PFCs on top of more than $20 billion in passenger- and airline-related revenues. And that was on top of $1.1 ...

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