Passenger Facility Charge Law and Legal Definition

Passenger facility charge is a service fee and is also an additional fee charged to departing and connecting passengers at an airport. Passenger facility charge is levied by government or an airport management corporation and the proceeds are usually intended for funding of major airport improvements. Some airports do not levy these fees upon connecting passengers who do not leave the airport or whose connecting flight is within a specific timeframe after they arrive.

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