Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program

The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of PFC charges up to $4.50 for every eligible passenger at commercial airports controlled by public agencies. PFCs are capped at $4.50 per flight segment with a maximum of two PFCs charged on a one-way trip or four PFCs on a round trip, for a maximum of $18 total. Airports use these charges 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 Updates

Number and Title Date
PFC Update 75-21: Eligibility of On-airport Rail Access Projects (PDF) (added January 12, 2021) January 12, 2021
PFC Update 74-20: Digital Signature of PFC Documents (PDF) May 1, 2020
PFC Update 73-20: Streamlined Procedures for Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Authorizations at Small-, Medium-, and Large-Hub Airports (PDF) January 22, 2020
PFC Update 72-19: Changes to the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Levels Above $3 (PDF) May 9, 2019
PFC Update 71-19: Oversight of Public Agency Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program (PDF) April 1, 2019

Popular Forms

Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (updated January 2022) 5500-1   Used by sponsors to identify and submit projects for PFC Program
Attachment B to Form 5500-1 (MS Word) (updated January 2022) 5500-1    

Recent Federal Register Notices

Subject/Title Date
Update and Clarification of the Passenger Facility Charge Regulations  September 27, 2023
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals February 6, 2023
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program: Eligibility of Ground Access Projects Meeting Certain Criteria (PDF)
(See also Correction - Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program: Eligibility of Ground Access Projects Meeting Certain Criteria (May 10, 2016) (PDF))
May 3, 2016
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charge Program, Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy, and Miscellaneous Changes; Final Rule (PDF) May 23, 2007
Last updated: Monday, April 1, 2024