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Transportation Security Administration

Security Fees

TSA has implemented congressionally legislated security fees to help finance the increased cost of securing the nation's transportation systems. The revenue generated from these security fees is utilized to help ensure the safe and efficient flow of people and commerce.

September 11 Security Fee

TSA is authorized to impose a uniform fee of air carriers. This fee, known as the September 11th Security Fee, is collected from passengers by air carriers and transmitted to the General Treasury where it is used, in part, to offset a portion of TSA’s costs for providing civil aviation security.

The fee is currently $5.60 per one-way trip in air transportation that originates at an airport in the United States, except that the fee imposed per round trip shall not exceed $11.20.

A one-way trip is continuous air transportation, during which a stopover does not occur; there may be multiple one-way trips on the same air travel itinerary. A stopover means a break in travel of more than four hours for continental interstate air transportation or continental intrastate air transportation, and 12 hours for non-continental interstate air transportation, non-continental intrastate air transportation, or foreign air transportation. A round trip means a trip on an air travel itinerary that terminates or has a stopover at the origin point (or co-terminal). 

Air Carrier Payment Instructions provides information for remittance of the security fee.

Air Carrier Data Reporting Portal provides details on the process to electronically submit data required by the security fee regulation.

Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee

From November 2001 through September 2014, TSA was authorized to charge air carriers a fee equal to their costs of passenger and baggage screening in calendar year 2000. This fee is known as the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee. This authority was repealed effective October 1, 2014. Any fees incurred before that date must still be remitted to TSA no later than October 31, 2014.

Air Carrier Payment Instructions provide complete information for remittance of the security fee.

For additional information about security fees, please email your inquiry.