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Every year the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been given a grant, which then will be distributed to airports. The question is where does this money come from and how is it spent? The answer to the first half is the commercial-airline passengers, who pay the ticket taxes which in turn becomes the grant. The second part of the question is answered by not the improvement of airline travel, but rather the private pilots who fly corporate and recreational planes.
Porterfield found that over the past 10 years "consumers have paid $102 billion" in taxes on U.S. Airline tickets. A large portion of that money went to fund small airports that mainly served corporations.