Expanding Cargo at Philly Airport Will be Good for Delco, CEO Says

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An aerial view of the Philadelphia International Airport
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The Philadelphia International Airport generates in excess of $3 billion in economic benefits to Delaware County. That’s according to airport interim CEO Keith Brune, writes Kathleen E. Carey for the Daily Times.

Looking ahead, there is potential for even more revenue generation as the airport expands its cargo operations.

 “We’re happy to have a great partner in Delaware County,” said Brune, “A lot of people don’t realize it but 70 percent of the airport is actually in Delaware County.”

Brune spoke Friday at a Delaware County Chamber of Commerce event n Essington.

Cargo is really the bright spot, he said.

Cargo business has gone up considerably at PHL and is average 1 to 2 percent increases a month.

To expedite expanding cargo service, the airport is relocating Tinicum Island Road around the western perimeter of the airport. It’s also improving access to Interstate 95, which should improve traffic flow on Governor Printz Blvd. and Rt. 291 and keep traffic out of the communities, Brune said.

 There’s also plans to develop 3 or 4 acres for cargo expansion using wetland mitigation, building a 150,000-square-foot cargo facility.

Read more at the Daily Times about Keith Brune’s talk about the benefits to Delaware County from expanded cargo business at the Philadelphia International Airport.

Take a walk around Philadelphia International Airport.

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