Airports in United States are seeking to increase the Airport Tax by nearly 90 percent. This unnecessary tax increase hits families at a time when air travelers are already overburdened by a staggering number of government-imposed taxes and fees, currently totaling 21 percent of a typical $300 one-stop, round-trip domestic ticket. The airports’ proposed increase would hike the taxes paid on that same ticket to 26 percent.
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, expanded its campaign against an increase in the current Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), the Airport Tax assessed on travelers, by launching a new website www.StopAirTaxNow.com, a digital resource aimed at enabling passengers to voice their opposition to an increase in the current PFC.
A4A also launched www.airlines.org/invest, a landing page of significant infrastructure investments and customer experience enhancements at U.S. airports. Since 2008, more than $70 billion in capital improvement projects have been completed, are underway or have been approved by U.S. airlines and their airport partners at the country’s 30 largest airports. Customers have seen these investments as part of an improved travel experience in the form of new runways and terminals, better facilities and enhanced amenities.