Awards

December 2013: : The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association presented its 2013 Headliner Award to the Airport in recognition of PHL's hospitality and improvement initiatives.

December 2013: The Women's Transportation Seminar Philadelphia Chapter presented Philadelphia International Airport with its 2013 Diversity Award in recognition of the Airport's contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion and multi-cultural awareness within the organization as well as supporting the goals and mission of WTS.

October 2013: SmartCEO, a community of chief executives and business leaders in the Philadelphia region, presented Airport CEO Mark Gale its prestigious Circle of Excellence award for Hospitality.

August 2013: The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania recognized the Airport at its Annual Recycling & Organics Conference with the Pennsylvania Waste Watcher Award for its outstanding achievements and initiatives in reducing waste destined for landfills and efforts in promoting and encouraging recycling.
 
July 2013: The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) presented PHL with the Award of the Organization in recognition of PHL’s significant contributions in implementing programs for and fostering growth of disadvantaged businesses, while meeting and exceeding Equal Employment Opportunity goals.

July 2012: The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) presented it's Executive of the Year award to Airport CEO Mark Gale in recognition of his leadership in the Airport's many initiatives and successes that support COMTO's mission.

June 2012: The Philadelphia Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) presented its Ambassador Award to Philadelphia International Airport in recognition of the Airport's support of the organization's mission and goals.

May 2012: The American Society of Civil Engineers presented The Government Service Award to Airport CEO Mark Gale for the Airport's contributions to the engineering community

December 2011: The Women’s Transportation Seminar named Philadelphia International Airport “Employer of the Year” for its ongoing commitment in the hiring and promoting of women and minorities.

December 2011: The Women’s Transportation Seminar named Airport Chief of Staff Christine Derenick-Lopez its “Woman of the Year” for her contributions toward the advancement of women and minorities through programs and opportunities in the transportation field.

November 2011: The Airport’s Food & Shops in the B/C Complex is named “Best Specialty Retail Program” in North America by Airports Council International – North America in ACI-NA’s Excellence in Airport Concessions annual contest.

November 2011: The PENJERDEL Council presents its Green Vision Award to the Airport in recognition of PHL’s Green initiatives.

July 2011: The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) presents Philadelphia International Airport with the Corporate Citizen Award during COMTO's National Meeting & Training Conference.

May 2011: Eight Airport employees receive Five Star Awards for providing exceptional customer service. The awards are presented by the Airport and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.

April 2011: The Pennsylvania Environmental Council presents the Airport with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

March 2011: Airport Revenue News named PHL "Airport with the Best Concessions Management Team" in the Large Airport Division in the 2011 Airport Revenue News Best Airport & Concessions Awards.

March 2011: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross presents the Airport with its Partner Award in recognition of the Airport’s participation in health and safety programs.

March 2011: The Airport received a Certificate of Appreciation for Environmental Project Management from the Federal Aviation Administration for its outstanding support, technical contributions and assistance to the FAA in completing the Environmental Impact Statement for the Airport's Capacity Enhancement Program.

April 2010: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross acknowledged its longstanding partnership with Philadelphia International Airport by naming the Airport a recipient of the Red Cross Partner Award at the organization's Help Can't Wait Awards ceremony.

April 2009: The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red Cross acknowledged its longstanding partnership with Philadelphia International Airport by naming the Airport a recipient of the Authorized Provider Award at the Help Can't Wait Awards ceremony.

December 2008: Health magazine rated Philadelphia International Airport among the Top 10 healthiest airports in America. The Airport was noted for its new AeroClinic, heart-healthy wine bars, and free WiFi to all travelers on weekends.

November 2008: Airports Council International-North America recognizes The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops in the Terminal B/C Complex as "Best Food and Beverage Program" among large airports in North America. The specialty retail program in the Terminal B/C Complex placed third in the large airports category.

May 2008: PHL ranks highest among large airports in North America in overall customer satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates' 2008 North America Airport Satisfaction Study.

October 2007: PHL received a Green Power Award from Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future for its purchase of clean, renewable wind energy from the PECO Wind program. August 2006: PHL’s Flight Guide received a third place award in the Airports Council International - North America Excellence in Marketing & Communications Contest.

July 2006: The J.D. Power and Associates 2006 North America Airport Satisfaction Study ranked Philadelphia International Airport 2nd among large airports in overall passenger satisfaction.

April 2006: The Communicator Awards recognized the Airport's Calendar and Annual Report with Awards of Excellence and the Destination PHL newsletter with an Award of Distinction.

March 2006: The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter presented its Special Partner Award to PHL in recognition of the Airport's participation in its Health & Safety Programs and in its mission to "Prevent, Prepare for and Respond to Emergencies.

November 2005: Director of Aviation, Charles J. Isdell received the "Master of the Infrastructure" award from the PENJERDEL Council. This award recognized Mr. Isdell's efforts and commitment in the continued growth and economic impact of PHL.

November 2005: The American Lung Association presented the Trudeau Mission Award to PHL. This award acknowledged the Airport's dedication to the American Lung Association's mission of preventing lung disease and promoting health in our local area through the Airport's Smoke-Free Initiative.

October 2005: The Multicultural Affairs Congress honored PHL with its Industry Appreciation award for promoting multicultural tourism initiatives and being a partner with the hospitality industry.

September 2005: The USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey presented its President's Award to Philadelphia International Airport in recognition of its years of service to and support for the USO.

August 2005: PHL's Flight Guide received a second place award in the Airports Council International - North America Excellence in Marketing & Communications Contest.

March 2005: The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter awarded a special partner award to the Airport for its support of the Red Cross in several endeavors.

September 2004: Northeast Philadelphia Airport received the Airport of the Year Award - General Service Facility Award from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation.

August 2004: PHL's Flight Guide received a second place award in the Airports Council International - North America Excellence in Marketing & CommunicationsContest.

August 2004: Philadelphia Magazine named Airport Wireless/Palm One as the city's best gadget store in their annual "Best of Philly" issue

April 2004: Airports Council International - North America honored the Airport's Concessions Program with an Honorable Mention for Most Innovative Concession - "The UPS Store."

October 2005: The Airport's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Review Committee received the Access Achievement Award from the City of Philadelphia. Presented by the Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities', the award recognized the Airport for outstanding efforts and commitment to increase access for people with disabilities.

March 2004: New International Terminal A-West received a project award at the March of Dimes 11th Annual Transportation Building and Construction Awards Luncheon.

March 2004: The Federal Aviation Administration presented an award for excellence to Philadelphia International Airport to recognize PHL's third consecutive error-free safety inspection.

December 2003: Leah Douglas, Director of Exhibitions, was honored by the Please Touch Museum with the "Great Friend to Kids Award" for her work with children in the arts field.

October 2003: Atlantic Aviation, the Airport's Fixed Base Operator, received the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation's 2003 Fixed Base Operator Award.

October 2003: Mark Gale, Deputy Director of Aviation, was chosen as the Facility Manager of the Year by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Bureau of Aviation.

October 2003: Charles J. Isdell, Director of Aviation, was named Best Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News for his leadership and communication skills in dealing with the Airport's customers, neighbors and the post-9/11 environment.

August 2003: Philadelphia magazine honored Sky Asian Bistro in PHL's Terminal C with a "Best of Philly Award."

August 2003: PHL's newsletter received a third-place award in the Airports Council International-North America Excellence in Marketing & Communications Contest.

October 2003: Drexel University's Aviation Management Program, which PHL helped develop and promote, received the Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation's 2003 Aviation Outreach/Awareness Award.

July 2003: The Environmental Systems Research Institute awarded PHL the Pennsylvania Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Award.

March 2003: PHL received a first-place award for "Most Innovative Services" in the Airport Retail News "Best Concessions 2003" survey.

March 2003: Charles J. Isdell, Director of Aviation, received the "Service to Humanity Award" at the annual March of Dimes Transportation Building & Construction Luncheon.

November 2002: Leah Douglas, Director of Exhibitions, received the "Golden Wind Sock Award" from the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania for her dedication to the aviation community.

May 2002: Airports Council International-North America honored PHL with its "Best Overall Concessions Program Award."

January 2001: PHL is named one of the nation's best airports by the Wall Street Journal, receiving a 4-star rating, the highest attainable.

March 2002: PHL received the American Red Cross "Award of Excellence" for the successful implementation of its Automated External Defibrillator Program.

March 2001: The American Red Cross honored PHL with its "Help Can't Wait Award" for the Airport's deployment of 50 Automated External Defibrillators in time for the Republican National Convention.

March 2001: The American Consulting Engineers Council presented PHL with its "Honor Award" for the Airport's environmentally responsible design and construction of Runway 8-26.

March 2001: PHL received numerous second and third place awards in the Airport Retail News "Best Concessions 2001" survey.

March 2000: Awarded three first-place awards from Airport Retail News in its "Best Concessions 2000" contest.