All posts for the month July, 2010

Principato Responds to Taxing Airline Fees, PFCs

Last Monday, July 26 the National Journal raised the issue of whether or not airline fees should be taxed by the federal government, noting “Airlines made at least $3 billion in service fees last year for things like checking bags and in-flight meals.” On Thursday, ACI-NA President Greg Principato responded to this issue, saying that while [...]

ACI-NA Involved with TSA Over Security Measures

ACI-NA met with Paul Leyh, the new Transportation Security Administration General Manager for Commercial Aviation in the Office of Transportation Sector Network Management (TSNM). Doug Hofsass, Deputy Assistant Administrator for TSNM and Karin Glasgow, Chief of Commercial Aviation Stakeholder Affairs for TSNM also participated in the meeting to discuss key aviation security initiatives, including a [...]

Principato on Congestion Pricing, PFCs and Blogging

Earlier this week ACI-NA President Greg Principato was interviewed by Paul Plack of  The Aero-News Network to get the airport industry’s reaction to the July 13 federal court decision which upheld a Transportation Department rule that gives airports the flexibility to use congestion pricing as one tool to reduce flight delays. Download the ANN Podcast. [...]

The Government’s Role in Maintaining Airport Infrastructure

By Annie Russo During the keynote address at a forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on rebuilding American’s transportation through a national infrastructure bank, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell spoke of the transportation infrastructure needs of our country. Governor Rendell advocated that “the maintenance of American infrastructure has to be done by the government [...]

GAO Releases Long Anticipated Report on Airline Fees

By Annie Russo Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released their long anticipated report on airline fees.  The report titled “Consumers Could Benefit from Better Information about Airline-Imposed Fees and Refundability of Government-Imposed Taxes and Fees,” covers a wide variety of topics including the nature of airline imposed fees, the impact on consumers, lost revenues [...]

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