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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Airports don’t need a tax hike. More than $200B has been invested in infrastructure projects at airports across the country since 2008, and none of those investments required an airport tax hike. New taxes on air travel won’t fly. #StopAirTaxNow

New taxes on air travel just won’t fly. Find out why. #StopAirTaxNow

Daytona International Airport (#DAB) recently received $14 million for airport improvements including new floors, seats, and even a waterfall! Airports already have plenty of money – passengers shouldn’t have to pay them more. #StopAirTaxNow

#ICYMI in Forbes: “Congress is currently contemplating legislation that would double the [PFC]… No one will deny that some airports are in need of upgrading: However, doubling this fee makes little sense.” Learn why: #StopAirTaxNow

Airports have access to unrestricted cash for infrastructure funding. Doubling the PFC would “represent a heavy hit to middle-class families,” and reverse successful trends, says Pete Sepp, President of the @NTU. #StopAirTaxNow

Former TSA administrator John Pistole says raising the PFC won’t improve airport security. Rather, it will “raise the cost of flying without addressing issues like reducing wait times or enhanced screening.” Read more: #StopAirTaxNow

This #ModernizationMonday brings a fresh round of federal airport grants! Last week, the Department of Transportation unveiled $477 million in funding for airport improvements. Yet airports still want you to pay more in taxes… 🤔

Tampa International Airport (TPA) just kicked off Phase Two of its ongoing renovation. With airport infrastructure projects booming across the country, travelers don't need a PFC increase. #StopAirTaxNow

This week, @USDOT announced $477 million in Airport Improvement Program grants for projects across the country. In total, 276 grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia were issued for projects.

A 5,000-square-feet terminal expansion is set to be completed next month at #GTR Airport in Mississippi. Airport improvement projects across the country are thriving - that’s why passengers shouldn’t have to pay an increased airport tax! #StopAirTaxNow

There’s a 91,000-square-foot, $43.8 million electrochromic, glass-walled new terminal underway at Brownsville South Padre International Airport. With continual airport modernization, consumers don’t need to pay more taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

It’s this simple: Airports are flush with cash. Yet they want travelers to pay more in airport taxes. You shouldn’t have to. You can stop them. #StopAirTaxNow

#DAB began a $14M makeover of its main terminal, including new amenities such as charging stations, a business center, information technology infrastructure, and much more. Yet another example of booming airport modernization! #StopAirTaxNow

“Doubling the passenger facility charge would constitute a significant burden on U.S. travelers.” Read more in Forbes:

Flying into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (#CLE) for the #ASG? Recently, the FAA announced more than $20M in funding for improvements there. Airports are flush with cash, and travelers shouldn’t have to pay more airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow

What happens in Vegas…flies out of its airport! A new $7.5M grant from the FAA will provide funding for renovations at #LAS. With money flowing into airport coffers, travelers shouldn’t have to pay more in airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow #Vegas

When pilots see this signal, they know it means “STOP.” We’re showing it to airports because they want to raise taxes on passengers like you – even though they have plenty of funds available for improvements. Tell them: #StopAirTaxNow

If you had $14.5B in the bank, what would you do with it? Turns out airports want to make travelers pay more in taxes. But they don’t need more money, so passengers shouldn’t have to pay an increased PFC. #StopAirTaxNow

It’s basic math: Airports are already flush with cash. So why do some in Congress want travelers to pay more in airport taxes? Our video explains. Like & subscribe!

The news is sweeping the nation – $779M in funding for improvements has been awarded to airports in all 50 states! With money flowing into airports, travelers don’t need to pay more airport taxes. #StopAirTaxNow