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Airports Council Welcomes Infrastructure Framework that Includes a Much-Needed Increase to the Passenger Facility Charge

WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today welcomed an infrastructure framework from House Democrats that includes a much-needed increase to the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC).

“The House Democrats’ infrastructure framework recognizes the time has finally come to increase the woefully outdated Passenger Facility Charge (PFC),” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin Burke. “A long-overdue adjustment to the PFC will provide the lift America’s airports need to take off into the future. Unlike a $40 bag fee that just pads an airline’s bottom line, a modernized PFC will help our terminally challenged airports make transformative investments in new infrastructure that will improve the passenger experience for millions of travelers. I am particularly thankful for the leadership of Chairman DeFazio, the father of the PFC, for making this one of his top legislative priorities.”



About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at