Philadelphia International Airport

Airport Information

  • IATA Code: PHL
  • ICAO Code: KPHL
  • Operator: Philadelphia Department of Commerce, Division of Aviation
  • Location: United States
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Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport is the primary airport serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The airport served 19.6 million passengers annually in 2021, making it the 21st busiest airport in the United States.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the only major airport serving the nation’s 6th largest metropolitan area, is a large hub airport serving 32.24 million passengers annually. Twenty-five airlines, including all major domestic carriers, offer nearly 500 daily departures to more than 140 destinations worldwide.

Located 7 miles from downtown Philadelphia, the Airport is easily accessible and convenient to many tourist sites, business centers, and cultural hubs. The Airport is self-sustaining and uses no local tax dollars. PHL is one of the largest economic engines in the region, generating $16.8 billion to the economy and accounting for 106,000 full-time jobs annually.

Airport News

Philadelphia International Airport Celebrates Its Volunteer Navigators

Every day, the more than 50 members of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Volunteer Navigators Team go above and beyond for PHL’s passengers and staff, helping with food and shopping recommendations and assisting with travel and …

New Rebuilt Restroom Opens in Terminal A-West at Philadelphia Airport

On February 6, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) opened a new rebuilt restroom set in terminal A-West, the latest milestone in the Department of Aviation’s Restroom Renovation Program. This upgraded amenity marks the closeout of Phase …

Northeast Philadelphia Airport Administration Building to Undergo Major Green Renovation

Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) is embarking on an ambitious renovation of its administration building located at 9800 Ashton Road. The project is supported by $2 million in grant funding. Bidding is scheduled to open at …

PHL Receives $30 Million from FAA Airport Terminal Program

The City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation has been awarded $30 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fiscal Year 2023 Airport Terminal Program grants to support the continuation of Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Restroom Renovation …

Philadelphia Airport Installs Technology for Biometric Boarding Process

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is installing facial biometric technology at 25 boarding gates in Terminals A-East and A-West to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) process departing passengers on international flights safely and efficiently. …


Philadelphia International Airport
8000 Essington Avenue
United States
PA 19153
  • +1 215-937-6937