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Airport Executives Want Obama to Raise Flyer Fee from $4 to $8.50 for 2015 Budget

Excerpt from The Hill

Mar 04, 2014 4:06 pm

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Airport execs argue an increase of the proposed $8 fee will help make up for more than a decade of inadequate infrastructure funds, but their grievances reflect an broader inattention to infrastructure that can’t be fixed with 50 cents.

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The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is calling for Congress to increase in the airport user fees that are paid by airline passengers to higher levels than President Obama is calling for in his fiscal year 2015 budget.

Obama is calling for lawmakers to increase the passenger facility charge that is added to the price of airline tickets from $4 to $8 in his budget proposal that was officially released on Tuesday.

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