A4A opposes PFC increases, which would raise ticket prices

05/24/2013 | USA Today

Airlines for America, the trade organization representing the U.S. airline industry, opposes the Passenger Facility Charge increases included within the White House budget proposal, as the increases would lead to higher ticket prices, it says. The charge would nearly double, from $4.50 to $8 per flight leg. "The president's budget represents an unprecedented tax grab on the backs of airlines and their customers, who already pay more than their fair share of taxes," said Nicholas Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America.

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