PHL Fast Facts (As of January 2024)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Land Area:

2,598 acres

Terminals:

PHL has 3,254,354 square feet of terminal space encompassing seven (7) terminal buildings with 126 total boarding gates.

Cargo:

PHL has 449,761 square feet of cargo space.

PHL’s cargo buildings include six (6) active cargo facilities and an American Airlines maintenance hangar.

Runways:

9R/27L: 12,000’
9L/27R: 9,500’
17/35: 6,501’
8/26: 5,000’
 

Personnel (as of November 2023):

Division of Aviation: 637

Total Airport badged employees: approximately 16,753

Hotel:

Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel: 419 rooms

Parking:

Garage: 11,133 spaces

Short-Term: 793 spaces

Economy: 3,800 spaces

Total: 15,726 parking spaces

Cell Phone Waiting Lot: 151 spaces

Employee Parking: 3,700 spaces

Economic Impact:

PHL generates $16.8* billion in spending annually and supports more than 106,000 full-time jobs for the 11-county Philadelphia MSA while serving 33.02* million passengers. 

*As of 2020

 

 

 

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (January - August, 2023)

AIRLINE TOTAL PASSENGERS
American Airlines 11,513,553
Frontier Airlines 2,242,107
Spirit Airlines 1,363,068
Delta Airlines 1,154,263
United Airlines 772,542
   
CARRIER TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)
UPS 224,822
FedEx 57,666
American Airlines 23,274
Qatar Airways 2,849
Itinerants 3,374

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (January - December, 2022)

AIRLINE TOTAL PASSENGERS
American Airlines 16,093,501
Frontier Airlines 2,783,263
Spirit Airlines 1,665,724
Delta Airlines 1,514,612
Southwest Airlines 1,137,392
   
CARRIER TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)
UPS 201,353
FedEx 47,775
American Airlines 11,809
Lufthansa 2,483
Amerijet 2,466

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of January 2024):

Carriers: Mainline: 9
Commuter: 11
Foreign: 4
Cargo: 4
Total: 28

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 92
International: 28
Total: 120
Average Daily Departures: Domestic: 284
International: 32
Total: 316

New Air Service:

 

American Airlines: DOH (Oct 2023), LGA (Oct 2023)

Spirit Airlines: RSW (Nov 2023), TPA (Nov 2023)

Frontier Airlines: SDQ (Dec 2023)

Upcoming Air Service:

 

American Airlines: CPH (Jun 2024), NAP (Jun 2024), NCE (Jun 2024), SAT (Jun 2024), SLC (June 2024)

Frontier Airlines: PIT (May 2024)

 

PHL Rankings for 2022 (among U.S. airports):

Passengers: 22
Cargo (freight + mail): 16
Total Movements (takeoffs + landings) 27

 

PHL Figures for 2024 (January):

For current details, visit the PHL Activity Reports page

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings): 22,181
Passengers: Domestic: 1,694,724
International:  230,916
Total: 1,925,640 (approx. 62,117 daily)
Cargo (freight + mail): Domestic: 24,346 tons
International: 11,326 tons
Total:  35,672 tons
Cargo (freight only): Domestic: 22,346 tons
International: 11,274 tons
Total: 33,620 tons

 

Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program: PHL has undergone more than $2 billion in capital improvements since 2000.
Major Construction Projects (Airfield):

Taxiway K Reconstruction:  $82.4 million (Phase 1 substantially complete, phase 2 in construction expected completion late 2023).

Taxiway J Reconstruction: $31 million (In construction, expected completion is early 2025).

Taxiway Y & U Reconstruction: $16 million (In construction, expected completion is late 2023).

Major Construction Projects (Terminal and Other Areas):

Restroom Renovation Program (Phases 5-9) $130 million (completion 2028).

Video Surveillance System Upgrade Phase 2 $20 million (completion expected Summer 2024).

SEPTA Platform Upgrades $15.5 million (completion expected summer 2024).

Ramp Lighting Upgrades $13 million (completion expected late 2024).

PCAir Unit Upgrades $8 million (phase 1 expected completion spring 2023, phase 2 early 2024).

Airport Operations Center $4 million (completion expected spring 2023).

Biometrics $4 million (completion expected summer 2023).

QMS Phase 2 $2.3 million (phase 1 complete, phase 2 expected completion February 2023, phase 3 upcoming design).

 

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

Land Area: 1,118 acres
Hangars: PNE has 85 T-hangars, nine (9) corporate hangers, and six (6) open hangars for general aviation activities.
Based Aircraft: Approximately 160

Runways:

 

6/24: 7,000’
15/33: 5,000’
Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings): 8,102 (January, 2024)
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