PHL Fast Facts as of 2019

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Land Area:

2,584 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 Jan 2019):

Division of Aviation: 914
Other City of Philadelphia employees: 26
Other Airport workers: approximately 20,554
 

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 (2019, January thru December)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

22,529,080

Southwest Airlines

2,130,422

Delta Airlines

2,076,897

Frontier Airlines

2,037,998

United Airlines

1,231,571

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

195,627

FedEx

48,890

American Airlines

25,371

Lufthansa

4,144

Air Transport 

3,876

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (2018, January thru December)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

22,136,167

Southwest Airlines

2,248,891

Delta AirLines

1,886,265

Frontier Airlines

1,649,643

United Airlines

1,323,310

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

342,642.3

FedEx

97,651.2

American Airlines

79,844.6

Air Transport 

9,507

British Airways

6,418.6

 

PHL Rankings for 2018 (among U.S. airports):

Passengers:

20

Cargo (freight + mail):

18

Total Movements (takeoffs + landings)

19

 

PHL Figures for 2019:

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

390,321

Passengers:

Domestic: 28,936,512
International: 4,082,374
Total: 33,018,886 (approx. 90,000 daily)

 

Cargo (freight + mail):

Domestic: 455,140 tons
International: 152,359 tons
Total: 607,499 tons

 

Cargo (freight only):

Domestic: 427,264 tons
International: 151,741 tons
Total: 579,005 tons

 

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of Q4 2019):

Carriers:

Mainline: 9
Commuter: 12
Foreign: 6
Cargo: 3
Total: 30

 

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 108 (98 + 10 seasonal)
International: 37 (18 + 19 seasonal)
Total: 145 (116 + 29 seasonal)

 

Average Daily Departures:

Domestic: 457
International: 36
Total: 493

 

New Air Service:

 

United Airlines: IAD (May 13, 2020) 

Frontier Airlines: ORD (Jul 2, 2020) 

American Airlines: ACK, MVY, HHH (Jul 11, 2020)

Jet Blue: MCO, PBI, SJU (Aug 6, 2020) 

Jet Blue: TPA (Aug 7, 2020) 

Jet Blue: RSW (Aug 8, 2020) 

Upcoming Air Service:

 

Spirit Airlines: CUN (Oct 2020) 

Frontier Airlines: PHX (Nov 12, 2020)

Frontier Airlines: BOS (Nov 2020)

 

Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program:

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

 

Major Construction Projects:

 

 

-Runway 27L Extension and Taxiways Improvements: $200 million-completed

-Taxiway K Rehabilitation Phase 1: $42 million-in construction

-East Airfield Improvements: $30 million-completed

-Terminal A-West Sector 3 Explosive Detection System: $30 million-completed

-PNE Runway 6/24 Reconstruction Phase II: $12 million-in construction

 

Ongoing Capital Projects:

-LED Conversion/Retrofit: $4 million-in construction

-Roof Replacement Program Incl. Green Roof Technology: $25.5 million-in construction 

-Restroom Renovation Program: $28.25-phase 3 in construction

-Passenger Loading Bridge Replacement Program: $43 million-phase 2 in construction

-Curtainwall & Vestibule Upgrades: $14 million-phase 2 in construction

-Concessions Redevelopment $13 million-in construction

-Mechanical Room Upgrades $11 million-in construction

 

 

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):

75,856

 

Last Updated: March 16, 2020