Airlines Book Almost a Billion Dollars in Projects for Philly International

Philadelphia International Airport

The airlines serving Philadelphia International Airport have collectively agreed to book $900 million worth of airport improvements over the coming years, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Linda Loyd

Among the highlights, American Airlines has led the group in punching tickets for:

  • the already-under-construction Terminal B redesign
  • a new front entrance with ticketing
  • baggage handling and a security checkpoint
  • a new arrivals building
  • a new air traffic control tower
  • the modernization of the airport’s fuel storage

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“In my 15 years at the airport, this is the largest investment that the airlines have made at one time,” said American Airlines Managing Director Rhett Workman.

Future plans also call for the consolidation of car rental companies, but a people mover will have to wait.

“We are looking at what is our 10- to 20-year investment here,” said American Airlines Senior Vice President Suzanne Boda. “Philadelphia is part of our very long-term plan for the airline. It’s a very, very important hub for us, and we need to make these investments in order to sustain ourselves and have a great place for all of us to work and for our customers to have a great experience here.”

Read more about the $900 million investment package for the airport in the Philadelphia Inquirer here, and check out previous DELCO Today airport coverage here.

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