The US Senate Aviation subcommittee is debating whether the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), a fee of up to US$4.50 paid by travelers at US public commercial airports, should be raised to pay for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) projects. Airlines for America (A4A) is opposing the increase since it claims airlines have already invested in facilities, and airports have access to the bond market and the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for projects. “Airports across our country are in a very strong financial position, already receiving billions of dollars from passengers and the government alike,” said Sharon Pinkerton, A4A’s senior vice

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