The groups backing airports and airlines, the principals facing off in what could be the FAA reauthorization’s most vocal battle, continue to grow—and grow louder—as each side ramps up the rhetoric supporting its views on whether passengers should pay more to fund specific airport projects. At issue is the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)—used by 360 U.S. airports, including 98 of the top 100 by passenger traffic—to generate about $2.8 billion per year for ...

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