Philadelphia PHL Airport Overview
PHL Airport is about 7 miles southwest of central Philadelphia, accessible via Interstate Highways 95 (Delaware Expwy) & 76; PA 291 & 611, and the PA & NJ Turnpikes. The Airport, bordering to the south on the Delaware River, is served by the Airport High-Speed Rail Line stopping at Eastwick Station, University City, 38th Street Station, Penn Center Suburban Station and Market East Station.
With four runways and serving around 30M travelers annually, Philadelphia International Airport is a major international and domestic hub for US Airways, and is served by major airlines offering nonstop and connecting flights to desinations around the world.
Low-cost Frontier Airlines, which already serves 11 destinations, is adding another 11 cities between April 14 & June 2, 2016
On-Airport Hotels at PHL Airport: (a) the Airport Marriott, next to Parking Garage B (tel. 215-492-9000); and
(b) the Aloft Hotel on Island Avenue (tel. 267-298-1700).
Philadelphia International Airport has seven terminals - A-West, A-East, B, C, D, E & F (Terminals B & C and D & E are connected), with access to corresponding garages.
Present and Future Airport Developments:
- by December 2016 the TD /TE 's checked baggage inspection system (CBIS) will be operational.
- by January 2017 renovations at TD/TC ticketing buildings will have added ticket counters with larger queuing spaces and inceased pubic circulation. Ongoing renovation on the center section of TD's ticketing building is then to be completed - whereupon Delta Airlines will move in - freeing up the east end of TE's ticketing building for the final phase of renovations.
- Long-term improvements: The Airport itself will be expanded - using largely undeveloped parcels of land - to be completed in phases over a 12-15 year span. Within this time period the following improvements are to be made: extension of runway, taxiway, designing new APM (automated people mover); construction of consolidated rental car facility, redesign of Terminal B/C for new ticketing, baggage & security screening; and many airport rehab infrastructure projects (roof, window, & escalator replacements, new restrooms & security upgrades).