Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that, with Rochelle “Chellie” Cameron’s departure from the City, Keith Brune will become Acting CEO of the Division of Aviation, which includes Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE). A national search will be conducted to identify a permanent successor. Earlier on Thursday, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia announced that Cameron would become the organization’s next President and CEO.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) continues work on the Cargo Expansion Strategy announced last year as part of its partnership with
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s role in Operation Allies Welcome officially ended on March 1, when the federally-led mission returned to Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia. From August 28, 2021-March 1, 2022, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) welcomed 29,713 individuals evacuated from Afghanistan on 336 flights (in and outbound, live and ferry, commercial and military).
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) welcomed more than 19.6 million passengers during calendar year 2021, an increase of almost 66 percent over 2020, when the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic devastated the aviation industry. PHL also saw continued cargo growth in 2021, handling 643,138 tons of air freight and air mail combined, up 3.2 percent from 2020.
The federal government has announced Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act funding awards for fiscal year 2022. The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation is slated to receive $30,721,947 for Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and $763,000 for Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) from this new law.
The $1 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on November 5 and signed by President Biden on November 15, provides $25 billion for airports.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was recently ranked as part of the J.D. Power 2021 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, and the results of that study emphasize the great need for infrastructure investment at PHL.
Philadelphia International has released the following statement welcoming the Biden administration’s announcement that fully vaccinated, non-U.S. citizens will be permitted to travel to the U.S beginning in November. PHL CEO Chellie Cameron will discuss this news at the On the Fly Travel Update: PHL/LHR & The World event on Sep. 21.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) will receive approximately $115.18 million in relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress. PHL will receive $115 million, of which $13.7 million will be allocated to its concessions program, and PNE will receive $148,000.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced today that it has signed a unique and targeted Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Heathrow Airport (LHR), committing both airports to working closer together to support the recovery from COVID-19.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) passengers making plans to travel to the Dominican Republic this spring have a new option. American Airlines will offer three nonstop flights a week between Santiago (STI) and PHL beginning April 2. American is also adding three new routes and expanding service to four destinations from PHL for summer 2021.
PHILADELPHIA - Jefferson Health, Ambulnz and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) have announced a partnership to launch a COVID-19 testing program. Starting Friday, Dec. 4, the program will operate from the PHL Terminal E Departures building, and will provide passengers with the confidence they need to travel safely and conscientiously between destinations.
Transatlantic flights are allowed to resume at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), following five months of restrictions on processing inbound passengers from Europe.
PHL, one of the country's top 10 airports for transatlantic travel, has not received a single pasenger flight from Europe or the United Kingdom since March 16. Without a direct transatlantic link, businesses attempting to rebound from the devastating impacts of COVID-19 have little chance of competing against their counterparts in New York City and Washington, D.C., —two metropolitan areas in proximity with approved funneling airport status.
In April, the Federal Aviation Administration announced approximately $116 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was designated for PHL (as well as $157,000 for PNE). For PHL, that was the equivalent to a little over 100 days of cash on hand to support airport operations, including covering payroll, paying vendors and making debt service payments—enough to get through to end of the fiscal year.
Philadelphia Music Ambassador Chill Moody will represent Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of music between 23 North American airports, to be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. EDT. The stream will take place on Facebook Live and will feature performances from musicians representing each city.
For one night only, 23 airports across North America will come together for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of local music. Hosted by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport from the “Live Music Capital of the World” in Austin, Texas, the free, multi-hour livestream will take place at 6 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6 on participating airports’ Facebook Live.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced today that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) can expect to receive approximately $116 million in CARES Act funding, which translates into about 3 months of cash on hand to support airport operations. PHL is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation, which supports 800 staff along with 200 police and fire department personnel.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has announced Saron McKee as its first Manager of Access and Accessible Programs. McKee joins the Airport from the Mayor’s Office where she served as Director of ADA Compliance from November 2018 until she arrived at PHL in January.
Beginning January 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will implement a 45-day pilot of biometric screening technologies at three international gates to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process departing passengers. Biometric screening is designed to verify travelers’ identities by cross-checking facial scans with photos already on file with the federal government.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has announced Stephanie Wear as its first Director of Air Service Development. Wear joins PHL from the Tenerife Tourism Corporation in the Canary Islands, Spain, where she served as Director of Aviation and Economic Development from 2011-19. Wear joins PHL on January 27.
PHILADELPHIA – Winter is coming—and in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, that means snow is coming, too. Whether it be a light dusting or a full-on blizzard, even just a few flakes can disrupt air travel. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is prepared to battle the snow, sleet, slush and ice by releasing the… “Snow Jawn” and an army of plows, jet brooms and chem trucks.
PHILADELPHIA – 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.
PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) received $1.4 million from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Multimodal Transportation Fund for the Tinicum Island Road Relocation Project. The funding will help PHL’s efforts to expand its air cargo operations by moving the one-mile stretch of road that currently bisects airport property.
If you are flying out of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this Thanksgiving Week, here are a few things to keep in mind.
PHILADELPHIA – The busy Thanksgiving Week travel period gets underway this weekend and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is prepared to welcome more than 792,000 departing and arriving passengers – about an 8 percent uptick from 2018 - from Saturday, November 23 thru Monday, December 2. The busiest days are expected to be Sunday, December 1; Saturday, November 30; and Wednesday, November 27. Travelers are advised to allow plenty of extra time at the airport on all days and especially those that are the busiest.
PHILADELPHIA –To enhance the safety needs of guests walking along Arrivals Road, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has begun installing pedestrian safety systems for crosswalks, improving pedestrian’s curb ramps and replacing temporary bus shelters on Arrivals Road, North Commercial Road and South Commercial Road.
The safety improvements include:
PHILADELPHIA – A celebration honoring ten recent graduates of the City of Philadelphia’s Hospitality Careers Program (HCP) took place at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in collaboration with the City’s Office of Workforce Development.
In June 2019, the City as a Model Employer program (CME) launched the second cohort of the five-month career pathway program at PHL. The Hospitality Careers Program prepares participants with the skills and experience required for permanent employment with the airport and other private sector businesses.
PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has partnered with the Philadelphia Zoo to bring some of the amazing creatures that reside at America’s first zoo to PHL each month to interact with travelers. The initiative, which started this summer, has been a hit with visitors who are fascinated with the various exotic mammals and birds.
PHILADELPHIA – Low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will add daily, year-round non-stop service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Cancun (CUN) starting March 1, 2020.
“Cancun is a very popular destination for vacationers,” said Airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “This is great news for travelers in the region who want to visit this beautiful resort. We are pleased that Spirit has added Cancun to their non-stop service from Philadelphia, and we look forward to more flights to more cities.”
PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) received two grants from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania totaling $924,900 for a platform improvements project at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s (SEPTA) Airport Regional Rail Line stops.
PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has announced that Kathleen Padilla, Deputy Director of Aviation for Diversity and Inclusion, has been elected as Chairperson of the Oversight Committee of the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP).