Airlines for America (A4A) has opposed the FY 2016 White House budget proposal, citing several unnecessary tax increases, most notably a dramatic hike of the passenger airport tax (Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)) from $4.50 to $8. Under this budget proposal, a family of four taking one round trip could pay up to $128, versus $72 presently – a $56 increase. Together, the proposals will raise an additional $3.8 billion per year in taxes on airlines and their customers, up from the more than $20 billion they pay today. “Airlines drive the economy and create jobs. With our nascent economic recovery,

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