PHL Fast Facts as of 2023

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 November 2022):

Division of Aviation: 950

Total Airport badged employees: approximately 16,682

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 (January - December, 2021)

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 (January - November, 2022)

AIRLINE

TOTAL PASSENGERS

American Airlines

14,805,155

Frontier Airlines

2,534,505

Spirit Airlines

1,522,982

Delta Airlines

1,389,274

Southwest Airlines

1,054,178

 

 

CARRIER

TOTAL FREIGHT (SHORT TONS)

UPS

180,008

FedEx

43,342

American Airlines

10,806

Lufthansa

2,363

Amerijet

2,172

 

PHL Carriers and Destinations (as of Dec 2022):

Carriers:

Mainline: 9
Commuter: 10
Foreign: 4
Cargo: 4
Total: 27

Nonstop Destinations:

 

Domestic: 92
International: 28
Total: 120

Average Daily Departures:

Domestic: 290
International: 33
Total: 323

New Air Service:

 

Frontier: FLL (Feb 2022), MDW (May 2022), PHX (Nov 2022)

Contour: PBG, OGS (Jul 2022), AOO (Oct 2022)

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

United: EWR (Mar 2022)

Upcoming Air Service:

 

Spirit Airlines: CHS (April 2023)

American: CHO (Apr 2023)

 

PHL Rankings for 2021 (among U.S. airports):

Passengers:

21

Cargo (freight + mail):

15

Total Movements (takeoffs + landings)

28

 

PHL Figures for 2022 (January - November):

For current details, visit the PHL Activity Reports page

Total Plane Movements (takeoffs + landings):

13,245,877

Passengers:

Domestic:  20,465,123
International:  2,724,021
Total:   23,189,144 (approx. 69,429 daily)

Cargo (freight + mail):

Domestic: 419,252 tons
International: 142,120 tons
Total:  561,372 tons

Cargo (freight only):

Domestic: 365,621 tons
International: 141,506 tons
Total: 507,127 tons

 

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 substantially complete, phase 2 in construction expected completion late 2023).

Taxiway J Reconstruction: $31 million (In construction, expected completion is early 2025).

Taxiway Y & U Reconstruction: $16 million (In construction, expected completion is late 2023).

Major Construction Projects (Terminal and Other Areas):

Restroom Renovation Program (Phases 5-9) $130 million (completion 2028).

Video Surveillance System Upgrade Phase 2 $20 million (completion expected Summer 2024).

SEPTA Platform Upgrades $15.5 million (completion expected summer 2024).

Ramp Lighting Upgrades $13 million (completion expected late 2024).

PCAir Unit Upgrades $8 million (phase 1 expected completion spring 2023, phase 2 early 2024).

Airport Operations Center $4 million (completion expected spring 2023).

Biometrics $4 million (completion expected summer 2023).

QMS Phase 2 $2.3 million (phase 1 complete, phase 2 expected completion February 2023, phase 3 upcoming design).

 

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):

88,808 (January - November, 2022)

 

Last Updated: January 25, 2022

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