Delta Air Lines announced today it will raise some fares to cover the cost
of government- imposed passenger facility charges (PFCs). As a result,
customers traveling on some itineraries requiring a connection may see a
price difference between $4.00 and $5.00 each way from current fare
levels, depending on the PFCs charged by their connecting airport.
Previously, Delta had been absorbing these fees for the customer who
connected through a hub airport.
PFCs are federally authorized fees levied by local airport operators to
fund airport capacity and infrastructure improvement. PFC levels vary by
airport, but are limited to no more than $4.50 per passenger enplanement,
with a maximum of $9.00 one-way/$18.00 roundtrip.
Delta Air Lines is proud to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2004. As the
world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers carried and the
leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, Delta offers 7,664 flights each
day to 497 destinations in 84 countries on Delta, Song, Delta Shuttle,
Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding
member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with
extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more
information, please visit delta.com .