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 snpiy 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:
- Temporary relocation of Terminal F's baggage claim & office to Terminal D/E's Baggage Claim, and closing of pedestrian bridge of Terminal F parking garage.
- The remainder of Terminal F Expansion work: new baggage claim facility, more security screening lanes, new taxi stand on Arrivals Road, and a corridor linking TF to the other terminals at its secured side - completion is scheduled for April 2016.
- 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).