Earlier this week, I was interviewed by Paul Plack of the Aero-News Network to get the airport’s reaction to the July 13 federal court decision which upheld a Transportation Department rule that gives airports the flexibility to use congestion pricing as one tool to reduce flight delays.
In the interview, I also explained that the airlines position on raising the ceiling on the maximum Passenger Facility Charge to $7 just doesn’t make sense. He noted that that the airlines are better off financially when capital improvements to an airport are financed by PFC-back bonds instead of including the costs of the improvement into the airline’s rate base.
During the course of the interview, Paul also asked me about blogging so I shared some thoughts on writing this column over the last two years. The bottomline, I enjoy blogging and especially enjoy your feedback.