WASHINGTON — Prospects look dim for U.S. airports to obtain the authority to charge higher passenger facility charges, which would generate more revenue to back bond issues.

The PFCs are added to the airfare along with taxes in the total ticket price. They were capped by Congress at $4.50 in 2000. Airports would like to see the cap removed, and lobbied unsuccessfully to get an increase to $7 in the pending House and Senate reauthorization bills for theFederal Aviation Administration.

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