PHL Fast Facts as of 2021

 

 

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 Sep 2021):

Division of Aviation: 707

Total Airport badged employees: approximately 16,740

Hotel:

Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel: 419 rooms

Parking:

Garage: 10,984 spaces

Short-Term: 839 spaces

Surface: 7,117 spaces

Total: 18,940 parking spaces

Cell Phone Waiting Lot: 150 spaces

Employee Parking: 4,250 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 (2021, January thru September)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

9,116,014

Frontier Airlines

1,375,968

Spirit Airlines

871,470

 Delta Airlines

846,148

Southwest Airlines

793,939

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

150,932

FedEx

35,368

American Airlines

8,267

Itinerants

3,140

21 Air LLC

1,261

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (2020, January thru December)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

7,865,939

Frontier Airlines

947,270

Spirit Airlines

809,549

Southwest Airlines

718,194

Delta Airlines

713,170

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

202,283

FedEx

45,759

Itinerants

11,096

American Airlines

8,897

Lufthansa

1,081

 

PHL Rankings for 2020 (among U.S. airports):

Passengers:

21

Cargo (freight + mail):

15

Total Movements (takeoffs + landings)

25

 

PHL Figures for 2021 (January thru September):

For current details, visit the PHL Activity Reports page

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

 193,343

Passengers:

Domestic:  13,276,356
International:  694,345
Total: 13,970,701 (approx. 51,175 daily)

 

Cargo (freight + mail):

Domestic: 366,199 tons
International: 103,707 tons
Total:  469,906 tons

 

Cargo (freight only):

Domestic: 318,996 tons
International: 103,132 tons
Total: 422,128 tons

 

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of August 2021):

Carriers:

Mainline: 9
Commuter: 9
Foreign: 3
Cargo: 3
Total: 24

 

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 100
International: 34
Total: 134

 

Average Daily Departures:

Domestic: 349
International: 13
Total: 362

 

New Air Service:

 

American Airlines: CZM (Feb. 2021)

American Airlines: STI (Apr. 2021)

American Airlines: BZN, ECP, VPS (May 2021)

American Airlines: TVC (Jun. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: PWM, PVD (Jul. 2021)

Upcoming Air Service:

 

American Airlines: KIN (Nov. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: NSA, PHX (Nov. 2021)

Spirit Airlines: MIA (Nov. 2021)

 

Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program:

PHL has undergone more than $2 billion in capital improvements since 2000.

 

Major Construction Projects (Airfield):

-Taxiway K Reconstruction: Two phased project totaling $82 million (phase 1 in construction, phase 2 upcoming) 

- Remain Overnight Parking (RON) Apron: $40 million (in construction) 

- Taxiway P Realignment: $39.4 million (in design) 

- Philadelphia Northeast Airport Runway 6-24 Reconstruction: Three phase $37 million project (phases 1 & 2 substantially complete, phase 3 upcoming Spring 2021) 

- East Airfield Improvements: Substantially completed $30 million rehabilitation project

- Tinicum Island Road Relocation: $21 million (in design)

- Maintenance Facility & Salt Dome: $20 million. Salt dome complete, Pavement & Grounds Building upcoming Spring 2021 

 

Major Construction Projects (Terminal):

- Loading Bridge Replacement and Dreamliner Upgrades: $43 million consisting of two phases to include Dreamliner upgrades (phase 1 complete, phase 2 substantially complete) 

- Restroom Renovations: Phases 3 & 4 totaling $27.75 million (in construction), Phases 5-7 totaling $101 million (in design)  

- Video surveillance System Upgrades: $20 million (phase 1 in construction)

- Mechanical Upgrades: Three projects in construction totaling $20 million 

- Roof Replacement: $13.3 million consisting of two projects in construction (Core AB-CD & E Terminal & Concourse)

- Curtain & Vestibule Upgrades: Three phase $13 million project (A West complete, B/C and D/E upcoming late Spring 2021)

- Concession Development: On-going $5 million in improvements

 

 

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

Land Area:

1,026 acres

Hangars:

PNE has 85 T-hangars, nine (9) corporate hangers, and six (6) open hangars for general aviation activities.

 

Based Aircraft:

approximately 175

 

Runways:

 

6/24: 7,000’
15/33: 5,000’

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

45,084 (January - July 2021)

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Last Updated: November 9, 2021