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DFW Chief Pushes for Higher Passenger Fees

Sean Donohue, chief executive of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), supports the current motion in Congress to increase the amount of fees that domestic airports are allowed to charge flyers in order to fund increased infrastructure. Donohue joined several other American airport executives in informing a House subcommittee that it’s “critical” for airports to have the ability to raise the “passenger facility charge.”

“It’s important that we continue to work with the airlines to find the right solution, a balanced solution, so we make the proper investments,” Donohue said.

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Boggie Dog March 9, 2017

I think DFW and all other airports should be required to open their financial books for public review before any such measure is approved.

dogcanyon March 8, 2017

DFW Airport is in the midst of a seven year program to completely renovate all the original terminals, expand adjacent parking garages and add some additional gates. I believe the project is scheduled to wrap up in 2020. The International Terminal, which opened in 2005, though not exactly Singapore or Hong Kong, is quite nice. Presumably the airport budgeted for all this with their existing revenue, so it begs the question: What does DFW need additional fees for? Some other US airports (La Guardia comes to mind instantly) desperately need money for infrastructure improvements, but in the case of DFW I just don't see it.