PHL’s Emergency Contingency Plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays, the Airport will provide for the deplanement of passengers; provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport; and provide a sterile area following excessive tarmac delays for passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

To download a copy of the Emergency Contingency Plan, please click here.


The Philadelphia International Airport (the “Airport” or “PHL”) Rules and Regulations Manual (“Rules and Regulations”) is published under the authority contained in Sections 4-500(c) and 8-407 of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, which empowers the Department of Commerce to make regulations governing the use and control of the Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has issued Federal Aviation Regulations (“FAR”), which require Airport Management to establish operational procedures to meet FAA requirements for airport certification. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has issued Transportation Security Regulations (“TSRs”) that require each Airport operator to institute certain security measures.

The primary purpose of this manual is to provide Airport users with a single document representing a compendium of rules, regulations, procedures and general information governing their activities at the Airport. The objective of this manual is to promote the safe and efficient use of the Airport facilities.

Table of Contents
Section 1 - Preface
Section 2 - General
Section 3 - Aircraft Operations
Section 4 - Airfield Vehicle Operations
Section 5 - Other Operations
Section 6 - Fire and Safety
​Section 7 - Airport Security: For information relating to this section, please contact Airport Security at 215-937-5452
Section 8 - Operating Permits/Fees
Section 9 - Common Use Terminal Area
Section 10 - Ground Transportation
A - Regulations for Expressive Activity
B - Reserved
C - Airport Film Policy
D - Electric Cart Regulations
E - News Media Procedures
​F - Tours- Temporarily on hold
G - Violations and Fines
H - Airport Rates and Charges

Emergency Regulation Governing Access to PHL

Please see the Emergency Regulation Governing Access to PHL for more information about accessing the public areas of the Airport. 

PHL Information Kiosk Terms of Use

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PHL Notice of Privacy Practices

Learn more about the PHL Notice of Privacy Practices regarding data collection and privacy. 

Notice of Privacy Practices