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Connecting and Protecting Our Planet on Every Flight

Airlines for America and our members are proud to join all who are dedicated to environmental stewardship by celebrating Earth Day each year. But while it is important to highlight this day, our commitment extends to connecting and protecting our planet every day. In fact, each aspect of your flight – whether as a passenger […]

Every Day is Tax Day at U.S. Airports

You may think that tax day only comes once a year, but if you’ve taken to the skies recently, your wallet may be feeling it more than you realize. Airports around the country are advocating for an increase in the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), an added tax in your ticket price just for using the airport. […]

Growing Demand Fuels Job Creation in the U.S. Airline Industry

There’s no question that’s a great time to fly, as evidenced by customers enjoying low airfares, increased ticketing options and brand new planes and amenities available onboard. And as more people take advantage of the affordability and accessibility of air travel, the economy as a whole reaps the benefits. A4A’s President and CEO Nicholas Calio […]

Top Tax Groups Say “No” to PFC Increases

Two of the largest national groups representing the interests of American taxpayers have renewed their long-standing opposition to increasing or uncapping the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) or airport tax. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), and Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union, both penned letters this week urging elected officials […]

Raising the Airport Tax: A Bad Deal for Consumers

Consumers know a bad deal when they see one. Whether you’re in retail or politics, trying to pull one over on the real drivers of our economy, consumers, is never a good idea. But that doesn’t stop airports from trying. As we’ve seen in the past, airports and their allies in Washington are once again […]

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