The disparity in the United States between ancillary fees collected by airlines, and local Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) levied by airports, continued in 2017.
As part of its long-running campaign for Congress to endorse a higher PFC cap – which has remained unchanged since 2000 - the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) cited statistics released on 8 May by the US Department of Transportation. Its figures for 2017 showed that airlines collected almost USD4.6 billion in baggage fees (a USD400 million increase on the previous year), and USD2.9 billion in reservation change and cancellation charges, while the PFC brought in less than USD3.3 billion for airport authorities.
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