Fast Facts

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 96,300 full-time jobs for the 11-county Philadelphia MSA while serving 32.24* million passengers. 

*As of 2019

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (2019, January thru August)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

15,264,278

Southwest Airlines

1,429,521

Delta Airlines

1,370,601

Frontier Airlines

1,288,067

United Airlines

822,396

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

123,244

FedEx

32,561

American Airlines

18,168

Air Transport

3,000

Lufthansa

2,916

 

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 2018:

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

379,665

Passengers:

Domestic: 27,445,785
International: 4,246,171
Total: 31,691,956 (approx. 87,000 daily)

 

Cargo (freight + mail):

Domestic: 390,126 tons
International: 165,200 tons
Total: 555,327 tons

 

Cargo (freight only):

Domestic: 368,196 tons
International: 164,389 tons
Total: 532,585 tons

 

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of Q4 2019):

Carriers:

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

 

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 103 (95 + 8 seasonal)
International: 38 (18 + 20 seasonal)
Total: 141 (111 + 28 seasonal)

 

Average Daily Departures:

Domestic: 468
International: 50
Total: 518

 

New Air Service:

 


American Airlines: AVL, CHA (May 3, 2019)

Frontier Airlines: PNS (May 3, 2019)

American Airlines: BLQ, BZN (Jun 6, 2019)

American Airlines: TXL, DBV (Jun 7, 2019)

American Airlines: YHZ (Jun 13, 2019)

American Airlines: XNA (Sep 4, 2019)

Upcoming Air Service:

 

American Airlines: EGE (Dec 21, 2019)
Spirit Airlines: SJU, CUN (Mar 1, 2020)
United Airlines: IAD (May 8, 2020)
American Airlines: CMN, KEF (Jun 4, 2020)
 

 

 

Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program:

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

 

Major Construction Projects: Terminal A-East Improvements: $82.3 million, completed 2014
Runway 9L/27R rehabilitation: $ 1.8 million, completed 2015
Taxiway K extension: $19.7 million, completed 2015
Terminal F Expansion: $162 million, completed 2016

 

Ongoing Capital Projects: Runway 27L Extension and Taxiways Improvements: estimated $200 million
East Airfield Improvements: estimated $20 million
PNE Runway 6-24 Pavement Rehab: estimated $35 million
Terminal A-West Sector 3 Explosive Detection System: estimated $30 million
Restroom Improvements Program: estimated $15 million
Passenger Loading Bridge Program: estimated $20 million
Roof Replacement Program: estimated $10 million

 

 

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):

51,141

 

Last Updated: October 23, 2019