SOUTHWEST CALLS AIRPORT'S FEES A LARGE CONCERN

Reaction to moves at Pittsburgh International


In all, the airport is expected to receive $150 million from the fund over the next decade for debt reduction.

And while fee increases are shared by all airlines, there are landing fee discounts available to carriers that initiate service to new cities or markets that lack competition. That could be a way for Southwest or other carriers to lessen the impact of the adjustments, particularly if they are looking to replace lost US Airways' service.

Two other airlines, AirTran Airways and Delta Air Lines, have expressed concern about the fee increases; however, neither expected them to have a big impact on the potential for growth here.

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