Security Fees

Passenger Fee

The Passenger Fee, also known as the September 11 Security Fee, is collected by air carriers from passengers at the time air transportation is purchased.  Air carriers then remit the fees to TSA. The fee is currently $5.60 per one-way trip in air transportation that originates at an airport in the U.S., except that the fee imposed per round trip shall not exceed $11.20.

Read the regulation for all air carriers for compliance.

Access the data reporting portal for air carriers to electronically submit data required by the security fee regulation to TSA.

Read the payment instructions for air carriers to remit fees to TSA.

Read the docket for a complete listing and access to all public comment and agency guidance regarding the fee.

The following fee details provide information regarding fee authorities and regulations:

Effective Fee Date

Public Notice


Feb. 1, 2002

Federal Register Vol. 66, No. 250

Public Law 107–71 Nov. 19, 2001

Jul. 21, 2014

Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 119

Public Law 113–67 Dec. 26, 2013

Dec. 19, 2014

Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 107

Public Law 113–294 Dec. 19, 2014

Read the frequently asked questions for more information.

The historical collections chart and table below provide information on the amount of fees collected annually.


Security Fee Chart