The summer travel season is in full swing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), and a return of passengers means increased usage of parking and ground transportation resources. With most onsite garages filling up rapidly on Thursdays and Fridays, and the Economy Lot closed, passengers should plan carefully for other transportation options to reduce stress and enjoy a safe, streamlined transportation experience.
Local and federal COVID-19 guidances have changed rapidly over the past several weeks as vaccination rates have increased. What does that mean for guests at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)?
Guests traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will interact with several organizations during their visits, usually without even knowing it. The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation owns and operates PHL, but there are hundreds of organizations working together with the Division of Aviation to serve our passengers.
While it may be some time before travelers return to airports in pre-pandemic numbers, there are clear signs that air travel is picking up and airports are expected to be busy during the popular summer vacation months.
The new LifeWTR Lounge - the first of its kind anywhere - is now open at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), providing airport guests with a space to recharge with beverages, snacks and exclusive artistic content.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is anticipating the summer 2021 travel season to be its busiest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increased vaccination rates and decreased COVID-19 cases mean the City of Philadelphia can relax the “Safer at Home” restrictions put in place in March 2020.
When a momma-to-be bird needed a place to make a special delivery, she made a landing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - on one of the Division of Aviation’s Chevy Bolt electric cars.
Longtime PHL volunteers Ken Uller and Karen Kenney are shown above at the airport pre-COVID-19.
In an effort to provide excellent customer service to all guests, PHL is launching the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard program this month. The program is based on the sunflower scheme developed in the United Kingdom, where green lanyards with sunflowers are used in airports, rail stations, and retail stores to signal that an individual may need a little extra support.
Positive messages can pop up anywhere. Guests traveling through PHL can find them in two art exhibits: "Fill the Walls with Hope" between Terminals C and D and "Granny Graffiti" in Terminal F.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is one of just 140 airports worldwide — and one of only 23 in North America — to earn Airports Council International’s (ACI) “The Voice of the Customer” recognition for 2020.
Airports are no longer just places for passengers to wait for flights. They are dynamic and constantly evolving to meet the everchanging expectations of travelers.
The beginning of the year is a great time to think about resetting and recharging mentally and physically (especially after 2020). Looking for ideas? This month, PHL will share tips and health hacks to use when traveling or when planning for future travel.
Almost everyone collects something. Some collections are worth millions of dollars, while the sentimental value of others make the contents priceless. “Private Collections: Personal Obsessions.”, a new PHL art exhibit located in Terminal D, features a sampling of treasures from Philadelphia-area residents and members of the airport community—ranging from the everyday to the unusual.
“If I ever lose my mind, I hope some honest person will find it and take it to the lost and found,” – George Carlin.
Since its beginning in 1998, PHL’s Airport Art Program has created a unique Philadelphia experience for guests and provided regional artists with the opportunity to showcase their work to the millions of travelers that pass through the airport’s terminals every year.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently hosted its Business Opportunity Forum (BOF), the airport's signature yearly event that gives representatives of large, small, minority-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises and organizations the opportunity to learn about the state of the airport and future contracting opportunities, and to network with peers, resource partners, and airport leaders.
PHL’s online map does more than help guests navigate their way through the terminals to their gates. The recently updated tool now highlights the location of touchless health amenities throughout the airport, including hand sanitizing stations and water bottle refilling stations.
There are many ways to wear a face mask — under the chin, under the nose or hanging from an ear, for instance. But only the correct way — over the mouth and nose — helps protect others from illness and earns PHL airport employees special rewards.
Navigating the physically distanced world is a learning process, not only for the public remembering to keep six feet apart, but also for facilities setting up stanchions and barriers to keep patrons safely spaced. At PHL, that means making changes in real time.
Visits by members of the PHL Wagging Tail Brigade have been a highlight for airport guests and employees since the furry volunteers and their owners joined the PHL team in April 2019. When stay-at-home orders were put in place in March, the Wagging Tails Brigade’s visits were put on temporary hiatus—making it a “ruff” few months for those that looked forward to seeing their canine friends in the terminals and for the dogs
Moving sidewalks, shuttle vehicles, kiosks and high contrast captioning communication make all our airport experiences easier, especially people with disabilities.
The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Aviation observes two anniversaries during the last days of June: Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) 80th on June 20 and Northeast Philadelphia Airport’s (PNE) 75th on June 26.
PHL generates $16.8 billion in spending annually and supports more than 106,000 full-time jobs for the 11-county Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of workers have been furloughed. Many of these workers are airline employees, airport contractors, and concessions employees.
When the public is ready to fly again, travelers will encounter a new airport experience, from the time they enter the building until boarding their planes.
PHL entered 2020 on a high, having welcomed a record number of passengers in 2019 and anticipating continued growth and the launch of new routes by airline partners in the new year. What a difference just a few months make.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is committed to making sure our travelers feel safe and worry free while visiting PHL and that our services are reliable and efficient. With recent upgrades to our baggage handling system completed, the Terminal A West Sector 3 Check