In The News

Philadelphia International Airport is one of the nation’s busiest airports, and thus has a multitude of projects and activities going on at any given time. New projects and improvements under Capital Development are often featured in the media, including in newspapers, magazines, industry journals, radio, websites, and even television. While PHL does feature our own press releases on newsworthy issues, sometimes our stories are relayed elsewhere, and we wanted to share this coverage with you.

PHL’s Extension of Runway 27L Recognized at Engineering Awards Banquet - Aviation Pros, March 2020

“We would like to congratulate the City of Philadelphia and PHL on the successful completion of this project and on this recognition from ACEC/PA,” said Matthew Marquardt, PE, Urban’s senior vice president and COO for vertical services. “This project is a signature part of the airport’s Capital Development Program that they should be very proud of, and this award is also evidence of the success and technical expertise of our firm’s aviation practice.” Read More

New Baggage Screening Equipment at Philadelphia International Airport - CBS News, February 2020

Airport officials gave a rare look at what exactly happens to your checked luggage when flying. The TSA showed off its new baggage screening equipment at the Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Read more 

PHL’s Chellie Cameron Named Most Admired CEO - Aviation Pros, December 2019

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) CEO Chellie Cameron has been named a recipient of the Most Admired CEO awards by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Cameron, who has been the CEO of PHL and Northeast Philadelphia Airport since 2016, was honored with a select group of local executives at a reception at the Union League. Read More

City Officials Cut Ribbon on PHL Runway Expansion - November 2019

Runway 27L, as it's known, is now 12,000 feet in length. Airport officials say it accommodates larger planes, that generally fly more international routes, to land and take off from Philadelphia. Read More

Philadelphia wins US$1M train platform grant - October 2019

Philadelphia International Airport has received two grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a platform improvements project at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Airport Regional Rail Line stops. Read More 

As climate changes and seas rise, Philadelphia International Airport is in the crosshairs – The Inquirer, September 2019

No one has a crystal ball, but scientists agree that sea level rise, combined with more extreme weather, will have an impact in the coming decades, especially on low-lying areas such as the airport. Read more.

11 Insider Tips for Making Your Next Trip Through PHL a Breeze - Philly Mag, July 2019

Here’s your best of PHL cheat sheet! Tips for navigating PHL, including newly renovated bathroom for post-flight primping (women’s restroom next to gate E13), where to lounge, and how to get through security faster:  Read more

FDR master plan unveiled during Great Lawn celebration - South Philly Review, May 2019

FDR Master Plan amendments include widening Shed Brook Creek within the park’s natural marsh, elevating the boardwalk along the FDR Park Boathouse and even partnering with Philadelphia International Airport to implement a wetland-mitigation project. Read more.

Philly airport’s CEO goes where no one has gone before: her own podcast - The Inquirer, January 2019

Last year, Philadelphia airport executives partnered with Temple University – which has a Japan campus – to throw an event in Tokyo, to encourage direct flights from Philly to Asia. Read more.

PHL airport now has three breastfeeding pods for nursing mothers - Philly Voice, September 2018

Terminal A, one of Philadelphia International Airport’s busiest terminals for international traffic, has added breastfeeding pod for nursing mothers who are traveling. The pod is the third Mamava lactation suite to be set up in the airport after one premiered in Terminal F earlier this year. Read more.

PHL Airport layover guide: 15 surprisingly entertaining ways to spend your time - Billy Penn, August 2018

Philadelphia International Airport has seriously stepped up its game.

Having a flight delayed can be a major bummer, but if you’re at Philadelphia International Airport, it could be worse. PHL Airport has undergone a series of major renovations over the past few years. The in-progress $900 million overhaul has already added several true dining and shopping destinations, plus lots of ways to entertain yourself and your family with art, play or learning. Read more.

Philadelphia Airport Opens New Quiet Room - NBC Philadelphia, August 2018

The room can be used for passengers seeking solitude or a place to pray during their travels. After long lines and hectic security checks, travelers at the Philadelphia International Airport may find themselves craving a moment to themselves. Read more.

Oh what a relief it is: PHL upgrades airport pet pit stops - The Inquirer, June 2018

Travelers with pets and service dogs are getting an upgrade on pit stops at Philadelphia International Airport.

The airport on Thursday announced it opened a permanent Animal Relief Area near Gate D3 for travelers with service dogs, emotional support animals, and small pets. The site is the first to replace seven temporary relief areas opened in 2016. Read more.

Philadelphia Airport opens larger lounge for military families in transit - The Inquirer, April 2018

The United Service Organizations (USO) of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey on Wednesday opened a new 4,600-square-foot facility at Philadelphia International Airport that's like a first-class lounge for military families.

The Liberty USO center, relocated from Terminal A-East to the top of Terminal E, has a full restaurant-style kitchen, men's and women's bunkrooms, a family playroom, theater-style seats that are practically beds, showers and quasi-concierge services. It is staffed by volunteers of the nonprofit. Read more.

Philadelphia Int’l Transforms Terminal B with New Approach to Holdrooms & Concessions, Airport Improvement – February 2018

Philadelphia isn’t only about the Liberty Bell and other key pieces of U.S. history. It’s also the site of a new and innovative approach to airport design and concessions. In October, Philadelphia International (PHL) cut the ribbon on a completely renovated Terminal B and formally marked the end of its $48 million stem-to-stern overhaul. Read more.

The ultimate guide to the Philadelphia International Airport - Curbed Philadelphia, November 2017

If you have somehow managed to avoid flying out of or into the Philadelphia International Airport, color us impressed. It’s the only international airport that serves Philly and the region, and has grown from flying 14,000 passengers a year in the 1940s to 30 million today. Read more.

PHL opens a redesigned Terminal B, with new restaurants and iPads at the passenger gates - The Inquirer, October 2017

Passengers catching flights Monday in Terminal B at Philadelphia International Airport could sample spicy tuna and veggie rolls, Philly cheesesteak bites, and tomato bruschetta crostini to mark the official opening of the renovation of one of PHL's busiest terminals, home to American Airlines, which operates 390 daily flights here. The $30 million redesign, with 1,000 iPads in the gate areas and a half-dozen new restaurants, was begun 18 months ago by New York-based food and beverage provider OTG Management, with partner American Airlines, and the airport. Read more.

Airlines at PHL agree to $900 million in improvements - The Inquirer, May 2017

Want a French pastry, German beer, or Neapolitan pizza? At the touch of an Apple iPad, you can order those and more at three new restaurants in the gate areas of Terminal B at Philadelphia International Airport. The $32.8 million terminal redesign, which will bring 1,100 iPads and eight new restaurants and retail offerings inside the security perimeter, is part of a $900 million investment at PHL recently approved by airlines in their lease agreement with the city. Read more.