Cargo at PHL

In addition to the right location, Philadelphia International Airport has all the right facilities to handle cargo aircraft and keep cargo moving: Around the clock operations; steady growth in cargo lift; long 12,000 and 9,500-foot runways; two commuter runways; major airport capacity enhancements for the 21st century.

Philadelphia International Airport's access to major interstate highways running in all directions is unsurpassed. It is located right next to I-95, running from Maine to Florida, and within a few minutes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and the New Jersey Turnpike. Greater Philadelphia, the nation's 6th largest metropolitan area, is a great place to locate air cargo-related businesses.

Nonstop Cargo at PHL 24-Hour Operation 


There is no substitute for location, and PHL is right in the middle of the most densely packed geographic region in the United States. Most "airfreight eligible" commodity manufacturers in the USA are within an easy overnight truck drive (12 hours), and even more can be reached on the next day (16 hours).

Philadelphia is the United States' 6th largest city, 8th largest MSA (metropolitan statistical area) in terms of population, and 9th largest MSA in terms of GDP (gross domestic product). With a population of 6.1 million in 2020, Philadelphia has comparable MSA population to Washington, DC, Miami and Atlanta, and larger than Boston, San Francisco, Detroit and Seattle. Philadelphia's MSA GDP was $444.1 billion in 2018.


    PHL's Existing Cargo Facilities

    Cargo Facilities at PHL are located to the west of Terminal A-West, directly adjacent to the airfield. Buildings C-2 through C8 make up approximately 600,000 square feet of cargo tenant space. PHL's has a wide range of cargo partners, including American, AMCO, Aeroterm, Delta Cargo and more.

    Existing Cargo



    •  Almost half of the nation's population is within a one-day drive of Philadelphia
    •  Six of the eight largest U.S. markets and four Canadian markets are within a one-day drive of Philadelphia
    •  In 2020, PHL handled 623,127.5 tons of cargo
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    Our Cargo Partners


    American Airlines British Airways Air Canada United FedEx
    Alaska Airlines AmeriJet UPS Qatar Lufthansa




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