ATR Opposes Increase in Passenger Facility Charge

Submitted by thebert on Monday, February 5th, 2018, 1,29 PM

In letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, Americans for Tax Reform wrote in opposition to an increase in the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). While many airports have claimed that a PFC increase is necessary to continue infrastructure projects, this is simply not the case.

Airports already enjoy strong cash flow and revenue, and government taxes and fees already overburden airline passengers. Lawmakers should oppose a PFC increase whether it is considered as standalone legislation or part of a larger government funding bill. A PFC increase is not needed to finance airport investment, would fall squarely on travelers, and goes against regular order.

A copy of the letter sent to Speaker Ryan can be viewed here.

A copy of the letter sent to Leader McConnell can be viewed here. 

[See also: ATR letters to Senator Collins, Senator Daines, Senator Alexander, Senator Blunt, Senator Capito, Senator Shelby, Senator Hoeven, Senator Graham, Senator Boozman]