By: AP
By: AP

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration has
approved a fee hike at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International

The charges tacked on to plane tickets will help raise up to $62 million for renovations at the airport.

Construction on the $193 million renovation project is expected to begin early next year. Plans include an expanded baggage claim area, more concessions inside the security checkpoint and a sit-down restaurant.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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