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Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport

Discover Philadephia's biggest state airport, the Philadelphia International Airport, as well as its facilities and features, top destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this.


About Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL) is a major international airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The airport has service to cities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. In summer 2019, there were flights from the airport to 140 destinations (102 domestic and 38 international). The airport has an area of 2,584 acres and owns 4 runways. Philadelphia International Airport is the primary hub for American Airlines and USP Airlines and a focus city for Frontier Airlines. The airport is located 10 miles (16 km) Southwest of Philadephia's city centre.


Philadelphia airport offers facilities and services to provide ease and comfort for passengers. In total it has 126 gates and 120 dining and shopping locations throughout the airport. Each terminal functions as a small shopping centre and it also offers services for business travellers and families.

Facilities Include:

  • A range of shopping and dining options available from popular high street restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops.
  • Free WiFi Access
  • Luggage storage
  • Mobile Charging
  • Shower Rooms
  • Restrooms
  • Baggage Carts
  • ATMs
  • Currency Exchange

Lounges Include:

American Airlines Lounge Admirals Club (Multiple Locations): includes beverages, snacks, TV, WiFi, Workstations.

Centurion Lounge (Terminal A) Available facilities include air conditioning, beverages, WiFi, telephone, newspapers and magazines.

Delta Sky Club (Terminal D): offers personalised travel assistance, snacks, Beverages, TV, WiFi, Newspapers and Magazines.

United Club (Airside): passengers can enjoy air conditioning, beverages, WiFi, TV, Newspapers and Magazines. Not forgetting the disabled access, conference rooms, and a telephone.

USO Lounge / Military Lounge (Terminal E): passengers can enjoy snacks, meals and beverages as well as stay entertained with video games, computers and TV. WiFi, showers, children's play area, sleeping area with beds and library are all available in this lounge. The USO offers a lounge that is free of charge to active members of the US military and their families.


Philadephia airport currently has four runways. At 3,658 meters in length, runway 9R/27L is the longest civil runway in Pennsylvania.


Terminal A

Terminal A is broken up into two sections, east and west. Terminal A (West) has 13 gates, whilst Terminal A (East) has 11 gates. It first opened in 2003 as the new international terminal, it is home to American Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, Icelandair and Qatar Airways. Terminal A (East) originally the airport's international terminal opened in 1990 and is now used by Aer Lingus and American Airlines as well as international arrivals for Frontier Airlines.

Terminal B and C

These are the oldest terminals which were first opened in 1953. Terminals B and C has 15 gates in total. There are two main terminals used by American Airlines. The Terminals are connected together by a shopping mall and food court named the Philadelphia Marketplace. The facilities of this terminal are quite modern and dining options on the concourses are also available.

Terminal D

Terminal D first opened in 1973 and has 16 gates in total. a variety of shops and restaurants. Terminal D is hosts airlines such as Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Delta and United. This terminal is connected to the shopping area of Terminals B and C through a post-security walkway.

Terminal E

Terminal E opened in 1977 and has 17 gates. It hosts the following airlines Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit Airlines.

Terminal F

Terminal F first opened in 2001 and has 38 gates in total. It's the second newest terminal in the airport. The terminal is a regional terminal used by American Eagle.

Airlines that fly to Philadelphia International Airport

Aer Lingus, Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, Icelandair, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express.

How to get to Philadelphia International Airport

By Road

There are drop-off and pick-up areas at all terminals and short and long-stay multi-storey car parks you can use to park your car at a cost.

By Public Transport

You can use the many train routes the southern Pennsylvania Transport Authority (SEPTA) operates high-speed line services running between each terminal and central Philadelphia's 30th Street station which is 25 minutes. In addition to this, there are many buses (37,108, 115) and free 24-hour shuttle services that operate and serve the 4 airport terminals.

By Rental Car

You can rent a selection of cars from car hire providers such as Avis, Dollar, Hertz, National and Enterprise. The facility operates every hour seven days a week.

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