The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of PFC fees up to $4.50 for every boarded passenger at commercial airports controlled by public agencies. Airports use these fees to fund FAA-approved projects that enhance safety, security, or capacity; reduce noise; or increase air carrier competition.

Regional Supplemental Guidance

Additional guidance on this topic is available for the following regions of the country:

PFC Statute & Regulation

Passenger Facility Charges (14 CFR Part 158)

PFC Statute (49 U.S.C. Sec. 40117) (PDF)

PFC Regulation: Part 158 (without Preamble), June 22, 2007 (PDF)

Original Preamble to PFC Regulation, May 22, 1991:

PFC Updates

PFC Update memos provide policy updates for the PFC program in response to changes in industry practices and program emphases.

PFC Updates
Number and Title Date
PFC Update 69-12: Implementation of Changes from the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (PDF) (added 9/14/2012) Sept. 14, 2012
PFC Update 66-11: Large and Medium Hub Airport Forecast Revenue Report (PDF) June 9, 2011
PFC Update 65-11: Public Agency Collection Information (PDF) Jan. 13, 2011
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PFC Forms

Passenger Facility Charge Program
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (PDF) (updated 9/27/2010) 5500-1 Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (MS Word) (updated 9/10/2010) Used by sponsors to identify and submit projects for PFC Program

Form Instructions (PDF)

Attachment B to Form 5500-1 (MS Word) (updated 9/27/2010) 5500-1   Instructions for Form 5500-1 Attachments (PDF) (updated 9/10/2010)
Attachment G to Form 5500-1 (MS Word) 5500-1  
Attachment H to Form 5500-1 (Excel 97-2003) (MS Excel)
Attachment H to Form 5500-1 (Excel 2010) (MS Excel)
Project Physical Closeout and Project Financial Closeout 5500-1   These forms are available in PFC SOAR. Public agencies that do not have access to this system should contact their Regional or ADO PFC representatives.

PFC Federal Register Notices

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
Subject/Title Date
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charge Program, Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy, and Miscellaneous Changes; Final Rule (PDF)




Passenger Facility Charge Program, Non-Hub Pilot Program and Related Changes; Final Rule (PDF) 3/23/2005
Notice Concerning the Use of Passenger Facility Charge Revenue for Debt Service on Non Eligible Airport-Related Projects (PDF) 4/19/2004
Revisions to Passenger Facility Charge Rule for Compensation to Air Carriers (PDF) 3/18/2004
Notice of Policy Regarding the Eligibility of Airport Ground Access Transportation Projects for Funding Under the Passenger Facility Charge Program (PDF) 2/10/2004
Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Air Carriers--Procedures for Examining Air Carrier Passenger Facility Charge Collection, Remittance, and Reporting Practices (PDF) 7/26/2002
Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Public Agencies--Procedures for Examining Public Agency Passenger Facility Charge Revenue (PDF) 10/11/2000
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charges (PDF) 5/30/2000