October 23, 2014 |
All passengers arriving in the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will now be required to fly into one of the five airports that have enhanced screening for the deadly Ebola virus, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday. The additional travel restrictions, designed to prevent the spread of Ebola, mean that travelers from the three West African countries hardest hit by the disease, if not flying into one of the five U.S. airports with increased screening, will have to rebook their flights.
October 10, 2014 |
Five U.S. airports that receive the vast majority of travelers from the countries of West Africa hit hardest by Ebola will begin new screening procedures for passengers who may have been exposed to the deadly virus. Philadelphia International Airport is not one of them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that it would send staff to the five airports, starting Saturday at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport, which receives nearly half of all travelers to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
August 27, 2014 |
American Airlines and its merger partner, US Airways, are renovating a warehouse at Philadelphia International Airport to include refrigeration for pharmaceuticals and other health-care products. When it opens this fall, the temperature-controlled plant will be able to handle four to five times the current amount of perishable, time-sensitive, and valuable airfreight, including vaccines and blood products, that arrive and leave in the belly of planes on US Airways and American passenger flights.
June 30, 2014 |
For 20 years, Richard Schwarz rented cars at affordable rates on weekends at Philadelphia International Airport. By combining airline promotions, frequent-flier miles, and deals offered by the rental companies, the Center City resident said he could snag a weekend bargain starting at $15 or $16 a day. No longer. It just got $8 a day more expensive to rent a car at Philadelphia airport. The Pennsylvania legislature approved, and Gov. Corbett signed into law in November, a transportation funding bill that included an $8-a-day "customer facility charge" to pay for the design, construction, and eventual operation of a consolidated car-rental facility.
June 11, 2014 |
The low-paid airport workers who cheered when Mayor Nutter signed an executive order in May that extended minimum wage benefits to subcontractors such as them are not cheering anymore. Three weeks have passed since the mayor's order, applying the $10.88 minimum wage requirement to subcontractors, went into effect. But the paychecks of many of those airport workers still reflect $7.50 hourly wages. The order applies to any bids or proposals issued after May 20, and starting Jan. 1, all proposals and contracts will include a $12-an-hour minimum wage requirement.
May 16, 2014 |
The price tag for the long-discussed expansion of Philadelphia International Airport, including a controversial new runway, has grown to a total $7.47 billion - more than $1 billion above the last estimate. CH2M Hill, the Denver-based engineering and construction firm hired by the city to lead the project-management team, recalculated the numbers based on 2013 dollars. The old tab, $6.4 billion, was based on 2010 financial data. The Federal Aviation Administration's original estimate was $5.2 billion in 2005.
May 12, 2014 |
It is a peaceful neighborhood, filled with the sounds of chirping birds, barking dogs, and children playing on manicured lawns. Until an airplane takes off or roars in for a landing. The constant rumble of engines at Philadelphia International Airport is part of the sound track of Tinicum Township, Delaware County, home to 4,000 people and two-thirds of the airport. For years, it also was a reminder of the looming threat that the city of Philadelphia would seize and raze 72 houses in Tinicum as part of a massive expansion project.
May 11, 2014 |
Government agencies, car rental companies, restaurants, and airlines at Philadelphia International Airport will hire 200 workers to fill airport jobs at a job fair on Monday in North Philadelphia. More than 30 airport employers and agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are prepared to hire on the spot to fill jobs as customer service representatives, sales associates, bartenders, managers, and assistant managers, cashiers, and more, the airport said.
May 7, 2014 |
THE NUTTER administration yesterday announced an agreement with the Philadelphia International Airport's suburban neighbors that could settle four lawsuits, save the homes of 300 Tinicum Township residents and allow a $6.4 billion infrastructure plan for the airport to move forward. The settlement, which would end an eight-year dispute among the city, the township, Delaware County and the Interboro School District, calls on the airport to pay $1.86 million annually to the other three entities, plus a onetime payment of $500,000.
May 7, 2014 |
The City of Philadelphia, Delaware County, and Tinicum Township announced a multimillion-dollar financial settlement Monday in long-simmering tensions between the city-owned Philadelphia International Airport and its municipal neighbors over a massive plan to expand the airport. The tentative agreement, announced by Mayor Nutter, airport CEO Mark Gale, Delaware County Council, Tinicum officials, and U.S. Reps. Patrick Meehan and Robert Brady, includes funding to ensure "continuity of tax revenues" for the Delaware County neighbors.