WHEREAS, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of local PFC fees up to $4.50 for every enplaned passenger at commercial airports controlled by public agencies; and
WHEREAS, PFC’s are currently capped at $4.50 per flight leg with a maximum of four legs per round trip flight, and airports are permitted to use these fees to fund FAA-approved airport projects that enhance safety, security, or capacity, reduce noise, or increase air carrier competition; and
WHEREAS, this charge up to $4.50 has not been changed since 2000, diminishing the real purchasing power of PFCs,
WHEREAS, many commercial airports on the Western Slope need additional funding to improve their airports and fund capital development projects;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Club 20 supports raising PFC caps, to enhance local airports on the Western Slope of Colorado and giving them greater options for local control and funding, as these communities are best aware of their local needs.