PHL Fast Facts as of 2022

 

 

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 Jan 2022):

Division of Aviation: 618

Total Airport badged employees: approximately 16,740

Hotel:

Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel: 419 rooms

Parking:

Garage: 10,984 spaces

Short-Term: 839 spaces

Economy: 1,850 spaces

Total: 13,673 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 December)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

12,745,477

Frontier Airlines

1,902,763

Delta Airlines

1,248,181

Spirit Airlines

1,219,624

Southwest Airlines

1,087,873

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

208,663

FedEx

48,569

American Airlines

10,032

Itinerants

3,207

21 Air LLC

2,441

 

PHL’s Top Airlines (2022, January thru March)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

3,025,892

Frontier Airlines

523,712

Spirit Airlines

325,900

Delta Airlines

309,688

Southwest Airlines

249,584

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

49,454

FedEx

11,526

American Airlines

2,974

21Air LLC

1,036

Lufthansa

548

 

PHL Rankings for 2020 (among U.S. airports):

Passengers:

21

Cargo (freight + mail):

15

Total Movements (takeoffs + landings)

25

 

PHL Figures for 2022 (January thru March):

For current details, visit the PHL Activity Reports page

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

64,163

Passengers:

Domestic:  4,356,457
International:  402,721
Total:  4,759,178 (approx. 52,880 daily)

 

Cargo (freight + mail):

Domestic: 115,433 tons
International: 37,255 tons
Total:  152,688 tons

 

Cargo (freight only):

Domestic: 99,032 tons
International: 37,202 tons
Total: 136,234 tons

 

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of December 2021):

Carriers:

Mainline: 9
Commuter: 10
Foreign: 4
Cargo: 3
Total: 26

 

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 98
International: 23
Total: 121

 

Average Daily Departures:

Domestic: 283
International: 13
Total: 296

 

New Air Service:

 

American Airlines: KIN (Nov. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: NSA, PHX (Nov. 2021)

Spirit Airlines: MIA (Nov. 2021)

Frontier Airlines: FLL (Feb. 2022)

Upcoming Air Service:

 

Spirit Airlines: BQN (Apr. 2022)

Spirit Airlines: OAK, IAH, BNA, PUJ, MBJ (May 2022)

United: EWR (2022)

 

Capital Projects

Capital Improvement Program:

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

 

Major Construction Projects (Airfield):

- Taxiway K Reconstruction: $82.4 million (phase 1 in construction, phase 2 construction start spring 2022).

- Remain Overnight Parking (RON) Apron: $40 million (summer 2022 completion expected).

- Philadelphia Northeast Airport Runway 6-24 Reconstruction: $37 million (all phases are substantially complete).

- Maintenance Facility & Salt Dome: $20 million (Salt dome complete, Pavement & Grounds Building in construction).

- DE Apron Reconstruction: $7 million (substantially complete).

 

Major Construction Projects (Terminal):

- Restroom Renovation Program: Phase 3 substantially complete, Phase 4 in construction, Phases 5-9 in design.

- Video Surveillance System Upgrades: phase 1 in construction, phase 2 in bid phase.

- Mechanical Upgrades: Three projects in construction totaling $20 million. Upcoming HVAC roof top unit replacement bid spring 2022.

- Roof Replacement: $13.3 million consisting of two projects substantially complete (Core AB-CD & E Terminal & Concourse). Next phase of roofing or BC Roof in design.

- Curtain & Vestibule Upgrades: $13 million (A West complete, B/C and D/E in construction).

- DE Recapitalization: $6.3 million, in construction.

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

 

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE)

Land Area:

1,050 acres

Hangars:

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

 

Based Aircraft:

approximately 138

 

Runways:

 

6/24: 7,000’
15/33: 5,000’

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

83,751 (January - December 2021)

 

Last Updated: May 19, 2022