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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Waterloo Regional Airport (#ALO) will receive $130,000 from Iowa’s Department of Transportation Office of Aviation for hangar repairs. With airport improvement projects thriving across the country, new taxes on air travel just won’t fly. #StopAirTaxNow

#TBT to Dee Stewart in last week’s @gazettedotcom: "Raising the PFC would make it much harder for Iowa’s families and businesses to afford air travel — especially since there aren’t many direct flights out of small airports like ours.” #StopAirTaxNow

[email protected] details $2B in airport improvements coming to #BostonLogan (#BOS) in the next five years, including expanded/upgraded terminals, thousands of new parking spaces, improved transportation flow and more.

If you had nearly $7B sitting around, would you ask your friend to pick up the tab? Airports have billions waiting to be spent, but they still want you to pay more in taxes. Tell your member of Congress: new air taxes won’t fly. #StopAirTaxNow

"It doesn't make sense to ask passengers – who are contributing billions of dollars to airport coffers and supporting local and federal economies – to pay more in travel taxes, especially when there is no demonstrated need." #StopAirTaxNow

When you go to the airport, you expect your plane to soar – not your taxes. Some in Congress want to make you pay more every time you step foot in an airport. Tell them you already pay enough airport taxes: #StopAirTaxNow

Dee Stewart writes for @gazettedotcom that raising the airport tax on passengers would make it much harder for Iowa's families and businesses to afford air travel — especially smaller airports like Eastern Iowa Airport.

Greater Rochester Int'l (#ROC) was issued $5.8M for runway rehabilitation, runway lighting reconstruction and airfield sign replacements as a part of a $478M grant awarded to NY airports. Airport construction is thriving without a tax hike. #StopAirTaxNow

If some in Congress have their way, you could soon be paying even more in airport taxes. Tell them: new taxes on air travel won’t fly. #StopAirTaxNow

South Dakota airports are set to receive $19.64M in grants with #FSD being issued $7.92M for airfield apron expansion and rehabilitation, as well as deicing equipment. Airport infrastructure investments don’t require a tax hike. #StopAirTaxNow

Why do airports want a blank check from you? Tell Congress that new taxes on air travel just won’t fly. Take action today!

#DEC is set to receive $2.9M towards rehabilitating the airport's main runway, which has sustained more than two decades of air traffic. Airport improvements are booming and travelers shouldn’t have to pay more in airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

Virginia’s #CHO Airport received nearly $3.7M in federal funding to expand its air carrier ramp and allow more parking spaces for aircraft. Airports have plenty of money for improvements – you shouldn’t have to pay more in taxes! #StopAirTaxNow

Congress shouldn't gouge flyers by increasing the PFC, Jared Whitley says in @newsmax. "It will hit the people who fly the least, increasing flying costs, reducing the number of airline passengers, and cutting the number of airline flights." #StopAirTaxNow

$34M was just issued to four Michigan airports (#DTW, #GRR, #AZO, #APN) to support infrastructural improvements across the state. Modernization is happening at airports around the country—new air taxes just won’t fly. #StopAirTaxNow

Airports across the country are saying “out with the old, in with the new” and completing billions of dollars in improvement projects. You shouldn’t have to pay more in taxes when they have plenty of cash on hand. #StopAirTaxNow

Soon “you’ll see a brand-new ticketing counter, baggage claim expansion, pedestrian plaza, as well as a major expansion of concourse D” at #BNA – and they’re doing it without a tax hike! #StopAirTaxNow

There are much needed upgrades coming to Reno-Tahoe Airport as the $16M runway improvement project is underway. Another example how airports are flush with cash and consumers shouldn't have to pay more in airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

Want to pay more in taxes for every airport you visit? Of course not! Tell your member of Congress that new taxes on air travel won’t fly with you. #StopAirTaxNow

A big update from @FedEx and @GovBillLee — the company just announced it plans to invest an addition $450 million to modernize its hub in Memphis.

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