AIRPORT PASSENGER HEAD TAX: ANALYSIS OF ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT, 1973

By William R. Fromme. Analysis of Airport Surtaxes on Air Tickets (Head Taxes) and Their Effect on Airport Revenues, Passenger Fares, and Number of Enplanements. Data are largely from a survey of 54 airports that had adopted head taxes prior to their prohibition by the Airport Development Acceleration Act of 1973; and a separate survey of 30 airports that had not. Contents: a. Summary; and financial situation of surveyed airports, 1973, with 10 tables on operating income and expenses, funding and sources, and planned uses for head tax revenues. B. Impact of head taxes on fares, with 6 tables showing percent increase in fares for selected city-pairs and price elasticities. C. Impact of head tax prohibition on airport finances, with 5 tables comparing head tax and other revenues, and 5 charts projecting 5-year revenues from $1, $2, and $3 tax; and bibliography. Appendices include tables showing calculated changes in business and pleasure enplanements at 55 airports because of head taxes; and actual growth in passenger traffic for airports with and without head tax; various periods, 1971-1973. Data from a survey of 54 airports that had adopted head taxes and a separate survey of 38 airports that had not.

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    Federal Aviation Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00320579
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM