PHL Receives $24 Million from FAA Airport Terminal Program for Restroom Renovations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation a $24 million Airport Terminal Program grant for Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Restroom Renovation Program. The FAA’s Airport Terminal Program is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed in 2021.  

“Thank you to Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Casey, Congresswoman Scanlon, and all of the regional stakeholders, including American Airlines, that supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that made the Airport Terminal Program possible,” said City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation Interim CEO Keith Brune. “The funding we are receiving from this program will be used to support our multi-year Restroom Renovation Program. Restrooms are often the first place arriving passengers visit and their last stop before departing the airport. This funding will help in our efforts to enhance the guest experience by integrating new technology, improving quality and comfort, accommodating more travelers, expanding accessibility for persons with disabilities and implementing sustainability measures as we upgrade our facilities.” 

The FAA Airport Terminal Program grant will support Phases 5-9 of the PHL’s Restroom Renovation Program, which will renovate 30 existing restrooms throughout the airport and construct two new restrooms, five lactation suites, four service animal relief areas, 49 gender neutral restrooms and three adult assisted care restrooms.  When complete, the project will provide 13,000 square feet of additional restroom space and 35 more stalls across PHL’s terminals. The project will also incorporate smart restroom and touchless technology and increase water efficiency. The modernization project is scheduled to be completed in 2026.  

“Philadelphia International Airport is the first point of arrival for millions of our region’s visitors, and as such, it's critical that we work together to ensure the airport has first class amenities for travelers,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.  “The investment the federal government is making through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Airport Terminal Program will be a tremendous help in upgrading the airport’s infrastructure.  Thank you to all of our elected official and stakeholders for supporting this legislation.”

For more information on the Restroom Renovations Program, check out the video below:


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