An American Eagle jet taxis to the terminal at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Officials in Charlotte on Friday defended a state bill that would extend a tax break for American Airlines, arguing that Charlotte needs to remain cost competitive to maintain its status as an American Airlines hub.
An American Eagle jet taxis to the terminal at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Officials in Charlotte on Friday defended a state bill that would extend a tax break for American Airlines, arguing that Charlotte needs to remain cost competitive to maintain its status as an American Airlines hub. TODD SUMLIN tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
An American Eagle jet taxis to the terminal at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Officials in Charlotte on Friday defended a state bill that would extend a tax break for American Airlines, arguing that Charlotte needs to remain cost competitive to maintain its status as an American Airlines hub. TODD SUMLIN tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Airline, airport officials defend proposed American Airlines fuel tax break

April 17, 2015 5:37 PM