Philadelphia International Airport

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The Philadelphia International Airport ( IATA: PHL, ICAO: KPHL ) is the largest airport in the metropolitan region around Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. He is one of the busiest airports in the United States and serves as a hub for U.S. Airways.

Transport links

The airport is located eight miles (13 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia and is accessible by numerous transportation options.

  • Taxi stands are located outside the baggage halls. The standard price in the city is $ 28.50 without tip, the journey takes 15-30 minutes.
  • SEPTA bus routes 37, 108 and 305 stop outside the baggage halls. Bus 37, the only direction Center City Philadelphia travels to the subway station Snyder, from there following the Broad Street Line subway to the city center. The journey to Snyder is about 40 min., The Buspreis is $ 2
  • The airport is connected by the SEPTA R1 Regional train to the railway network of Philadelphia. The airport has five stations and is served daily from about 5:00 am to 0.00 clock. Trains run every half hour and the drive to Center City Philadelphia is about 23 min. Tickets can be purchased on the train and cost $ 8 in the city and $ 11 to all other destinations.


The Philadelphia International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the United States. There are 120 non-stop connections to other cities, including 31 international, including to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich with U.S. Airways and Lufthansa. He had to have a 2010 passenger volume of about 30.7 million passengers, of which 4.1 million international travelers. In addition, 460 779 takeoffs and landings made ​​him one of the world's busiest airports in 2008. However, the airport is the only one in a large American metropolitan area who offers to Asia due to its proximity to New York City are no direct flights.

Terminal building and airlines

The airport has five terminals and seven departures halls. Terminals A -West, A- East, B, C, D and E are connected to each other in the security area and include the Philadelphia Marketplace with food court and shops between Terminals B and C. The terminal F is in the security area only by the shuttle buses from the gates A1 or C16 distance. There is no way at the airport luggage storage.

The terminal was opened in 2003 and manufactures all international flights from. It consists of three floors, the check-in hall on the lowest, the departure gates and shops on the middle and the immigration and customs controls on the top level. The terminal has 13 gates including a high security gate for Tel Aviv flights. U.S. Airways and British Airways operate depending on a lounge in the terminal. Airlines in Terminal A-West, for example, Air Jamaica (Arrivals), British Airways, Frontier Airlines, Lufthansa and U.S. Airways.

The terminal was used until the opening of A-West as an international terminal and still serves U.S. Airways partly for international arrivals and departures. Airlines in Terminal A - East are Air Jamaica ( check-in and departures), American Airlines, American Eagle, Midwest Airlines, USA 3000 Airlines, and U.S. Airways.

Both terminals are used exclusively by U.S. Airways and U.S. Airways Express, and are connected by the Philadelphia Marketplace. U.S. Airways operates an airport lounge between two terminals.

The terminal was completely renovated by 2009, connected to Terminal E and now has additional transactions in the security area, and a new security checkpoint. Airlines in Terminal D are Air Canada Jazz, AirTran ( check-in), Continental Airlines and Continental Express and United Airlines and United Express.

This terminal is the oldest at the airport and will be extensively renovated. Airlines in Terminal E are AirTran Airways (Departures), Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

The Terminal F opened in 2001 and is used exclusively for regional flights U.S. Airways Express. It is connected to the other terminal by shuttle buses and consists of 39 gates in three concourses.