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Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program


The Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program allows the collection of PFC fees 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 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 Updates

PFC Updates
Number and Title Date
PFC Update 75-21: Eligibility of On-airport Rail Access Projects (PDF) (added 1/12/2021) 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

Passenger Facility Charge Program
Subject/Title Number Other Formats Notes
Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (updated 9/2018) 5500-1 Passenger Facility Charge Program Application (DOTX) (updated 9/2018) 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)

Recent Federal Register Notices

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
Subject/Title Date
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 (5/10/2016) (PDF))
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charge Program, Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy, and Miscellaneous Changes; Final Rule (PDF)


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