Airport News

Airline Consultation Meeting: Passenger Facility Charges, Proposed Projects

August 01, 2012

The Burlington International Airport Board of Airport Commissioners, South Burlington,
Vermont intends to file an application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to
use and to impose Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) on various projects at the airport.
Collections will be made at the rate of $4.50 per enplaned passenger. The anticipated
start date for collections is January 1, 2016. The anticipated expiration date is July 1, 2017.

PROJECTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEW APPLICATION
     1. Purchase Snow Removal Equipment
     2. Terminal Building Renovations
           a. Replace Terminal Roof
           b. Gate 1A Walkway
           c. Upgrade Restrooms - North Concourse
           d. Elevator Replacement (South End)
           e. New Boarding Bridge (Gate 11)
           f. Replace Boiler in Main Terminal
     3. Taxiway B Reconstruction (local share)
     4. Design Taxiway G
     5. Reconstruct Cargo Apron Including New Glycol Collection and Treatment System (local share)
     6. Update NEM -2012 (local share)
     7. PFC Application Costs
           a. Airport Admin costs
           b. 2012 PFC Application Costs
           c. Amendment 10-04-C-01-BTV

NOTICE TO AIR CARRIERS

A meeting will be held with the air carriers and foreign air carriers on September 27,
2012 at 1:30 pm in the Airport Conference Room.

This document provides all of the information that is required to be presented at that meeting as part
of the consultation with air carriers.

It includes the following:

1. A description of the projects.
2. An explanation of the need for the projects (justification).
3. A detailed financial plan for the projects, including (1) the estimated project
costs, (2) the anticipated total amount of PFC revenue that would be used
to finance the projects, and (3) the sources and amounts of other funds, if
any, needed to finance the projects.

This document is divided into two main sections: Description of Projects and Financial Plan.

REQUEST THAT A CLASS OF CARRIER NOT BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT PFCs

Subsection 11 of FAR Part 158 permits the Airport to request that a class of air carriers
or foreign air carriers not be required to collect PFCs. Such a class is one that
constitutes no more than 1% of the total number of passengers enplaned annually at the
airport at which the PFC is imposed. The Airport intends to request that On Demand Air
Taxi Commercial Operations (ATCO) be exempt from collecting PFCs. This class of
carrier at Burlington International Airport represents 0.10% of total passengers enplaned
annually as recorded on FAA Form 1800-31.

AIR CARRIERS REQUIREMENTS

In conformance with Section 158.23, following the meeting of September 27, 2012,
each carrier has until October 27, 2012 to provide the Airport with a written certification
of its agreement or disagreement with the proposed project. A certification of
disagreement must contain the reasons for such disagreement. The absence of such
reasons shall void certification of disagreement. If a carrier fails to provide the Airport
with certification of agreement or disagreement with the proposed project by October
27, 2012, the carrier is considered to have certified its agreement.

Click here for project descriptions and appendices.