PHL Fast Facts as of 2021

 

 

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Land Area:

2,598 acres

 

Terminals:

PHL has 3,254,354 square feet of terminal space encompassing seven (7) terminal buildings with 126 total boarding gates.

 

Cargo:

PHL has 449,761 square feet of cargo space.

PHL’s cargo buildings include six (6) active cargo facilities and an American Airlines maintenance hangar.

 

Runways:

9R/27L: 12,000’
9L/27R: 9,500’
17/35: 6,501’
8/26: 5,000’
 

Personnel (as of Apr 2021):

Division of Aviation: 741

Total Airport badged employees: approximately 16,588

Hotel:

Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel: 419 rooms

Parking:

Garage: 10,984 spaces

Short-Term: 839 spaces

Surface: 7,117 spaces

Total: 18,940 parking spaces

Cell Phone Waiting Lot: 150 spaces

Employee Parking: 4,250 spaces

Economic Impact:

PHL generates $16.8* billion in spending annually and supports more than 106,000 full-time jobs for the 11-county Philadelphia MSA while serving 33.02* million passengers. 

*As of 2020

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (2021, January thru March)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

1,636,953

Frontier Airlines

254,299

Spirit Airlines

223,511

Southwest Airlines

171,586

Delta Airlines

160,513

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

48,524

FedEx

10,938

American Airlines

3,243

Itinerants

2,771

Lufthansa

286

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (2020, January thru December)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

7,865,939

Frontier Airlines

947,270

Spirit Airlines

809,549

Southwest Airlines

718,194

Delta Airlines

713,170

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

202,283

FedEx

45,759

Itinerants

11,096

American Airlines

8,897

Lufthansa

1,081

 

PHL Rankings for 2019 (among U.S. airports):

Passengers:

20

Cargo (freight + mail):

15

Total Movements (takeoffs + landings)

19

 

PHL Figures for 2020 (January thru December):

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

 220,123

Passengers:

Domestic: 11,164,007
International: 700,999
Total: 11,865,006 (approx. 32,400 daily)

 

Cargo (freight + mail):

Domestic: 499,952 tons
International: 123,176 tons
Total: 623,128 tons

 

Cargo (freight only):

Domestic: 447,483 tons
International: 122,376 tons
Total: 569,859 tons

 

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of May 2021):

Carriers:

Mainline: 10
Commuter: 10
Foreign: 2
Cargo: 3
Total: 25

 

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 101
International: 29
Total: 130

 

Average Daily Departures:

Domestic: 343
International: 14
Total: 357

 

New Air Service:

 

American Airlines: ACK, MVY (Jul. 2020)

Frontier Airlines: BOS, MYR (Jul. 2020)

JetBlue Airways: SJU (Aug. 2020)

American Airlines: PSP (Dec. 2020)

Eastern Airlines: SDQ (Dec. 2020)

American Airlines: CZM (Feb. 2021)

American Airlines: STI (Apr. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: LAX (Apr. 2021)

American Airlines: VPS, ECP (May 2021)

Frontier Airlines: ORD (May 2021)

Upcoming Air Service:

 

American Airlines: DAB, BZN, TVC, SLC (Jun. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: SRQ (Jun. 2021)

JetBlue Airways: MCO, PBI, RSW, TPA (Jun. 2021)

United Airlines: IAD (Jun. 2021)

Spirit Airlines: CUN (Jun. 2021)

American Airlines: HHH (Jul. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: PWM, PVD (Jul. 2021)

 

Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program:

PHL has undergone more than $2 billion in capital improvements since 2000.

 

Major Construction Projects (Airfield):

-Taxiway K Reconstruction: Two phased project totaling $82 million (phase 1 in construction, phase 2 upcoming) 

- Remain Overnight Parking (RON) Apron: $40 million (in construction) 

- Taxiway P Realignment: $39.4 million (in design) 

- Philadelphia Northeast Airport Runway 6-24 Reconstruction: Three phase $37 million project (phases 1 & 2 substantially complete, phase 3 upcoming Spring 2021) 

- East Airfield Improvements: Substantially completed $30 million rehabilitation project

- Tinicum Island Road Relocation: $21 million (in design)

- Maintenance Facility & Salt Dome: $20 million. Salt dome complete, Pavement & Grounds Building upcoming Spring 2021 

 

Major Construction Projects (Terminal):

- Loading Bridge Replacement and Dreamliner Upgrades: $43 million consisting of two phases to include Dreamliner upgrades (phase 1 complete, phase 2 substantially complete) 

- Restroom Renovations: Phases 3 & 4 totaling $27.75 million (in construction), Phases 5-7 totaling $101 million (in design)  

- Video surveillance System Upgrades: $20 million (phase 1 in construction)

- Mechanical Upgrades: Three projects in construction totaling $20 million 

- Roof Replacement: $13.3 million consisting of two projects in construction (Core AB-CD & E Terminal & Concourse)

- Curtain & Vestibule Upgrades: Three phase $13 million project (A West complete, B/C and D/E upcoming late Spring 2021)

- Concession Development: On-going $5 million in improvements

 

 

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

Land Area:

1,026 acres

Hangars:

PNE has 85 T-hangars, nine (9) corporate hangers, and six (6) open hangars for general aviation activities.

 

Based Aircraft:

approximately 175

 

Runways:

 

6/24: 7,000’
15/33: 5,000’

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

57,293 (January - December 2020)

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Last Updated: May 13, 2021