Browsing tag: PFC

GBTA Supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

Bill Includes Long-Term Stability Along with Pro-Business Travel Provisions
Alexandria, VA (September 24, 2018) – Congress has put forth a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill as the September 30th deadline to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration looms. GBTA issued a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of H.R. 302. “GBTA is pleased Congress has crafted a bipartisan…

Podcast: GBTA Storms Capitol Hill

For this week’s episode, The Business of Travel, broadcasts live from our 16th annual Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. Hear from GBTA’s Shane Downey on the issues more than 100 GBTA members will be taking to Capitol Hill today followed by interviews with several current and former members of Congress.…

GBTA to Congress: Don’t Increase the PFC

Alexandria, VA (December 14, 2017) – Today, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released an economic briefing on the impact of raising the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). According to IATA, a $4 per segment increase to the PFC would increase the cost of travel to, from and within the United…

FAA’s Winsome Lenfert Talks PFCs and Airport Infrastructure at GBTA Legislative Summit

Winsome Lenfert, Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports, FAA spoke about passenger facility charges (PFCs) and funding for airport infrastructure at the 15th Annual Legislative Summit, an event that brings more than 100 travel professionals to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers to share opinions on key issues. She told attendees that she has visited hundreds

FAA Reauthorization – What’s Next?

Last week the Senate released its version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill – the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016. The bill, introduced by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), would extend the agency’s authority through September of 2017. This extension is far shorter than the six-year House bill, which

Nearly Doubling Airport Tax Won’t Fly

GBTA has been vocal in its opposition to raising the Passenger Facility Charge, which would unfairly burden business travelers who help to drive the economy. Travel should be promoted, not pummeled with always-increasing taxes and fees. Here is an excerpt from an op-ed in The Arizona Republic where we say, let Washington know that hiking

Ground the Travel Tax Hike

Yesterday, a GBTA op-ed appeared on The Hill’s Congress Blog about our opposition to an increase in the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) – yet another tax on business travelers. Road warriors strengthen the economy, create jobs and drive economic security. Travel should be promoted, not hit with never-ending taxes and fees. Here is an excerpt from

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