Airport Ticket Fee Boost Gets Lift in Congress

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covers CEI’s support of increasing the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) cap.

Airports including Atlanta’s are pushing for an increase in ticket fees that help pay for improvements, while airlines vehemently oppose the hike.

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee this week approved legislation that included an increase in the maximum passenger facility charge, or PFC, from $4.50 to $8.50. For a nonstop, roundtrip flight from Atlanta that would typically mean an an increase from $9 to $17.

Some libertarian and conservative Washington think tanks, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Tax Foundation favor boosting or removing the cap on PFCs.

Read the full article at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.