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December 31, 2015 | Staff Report
The rainy, cloudy weather is delaying some flights to and from Philadelphia International Airport. Arrival delays on affected flights were averaging close to an hour and 25 minutes as of 2:15 p.m., the FAA reports. The delays in getting to Philadelphia are causing some flights to leave later than scheduled on turnaround. For information, check with your airline or go to www.phl.org
NEWS
April 4, 2012
A NORTHEAST Pennsylvania man arrested last week at Philadelphia International Airport for allegedly attempting to carry fireworks onto a plane will be staying with mom for a while. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Hey released Joseph A. Picklo, 29, of Dallas, Luzerne County, on $25,000 personal-recognizance bail and 24-hour house arrest with an ankle bracelet at his mother's residence in Bridesburg. Picklo was stopped by a Transportation Security Administration screener at the airport on Thursday as he attempted to carry what authorities said was an explosive device onto a plane bound for San Francisco.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is something to be said for speaking in one voice. Key promoters of the city and region certainly think so, having all agreed to adopt a new marketing tagline - "PHL: Here for the Making. " In coming days, you can expect to see it in ads and promotions by the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Select Greater Philadelphia, the Convention Center, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp., and Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
NEWS
July 27, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A fuel spill at Philadelphia International Airport has caused several flights to be delayed. A truck overturned about 1 p.m. and spilled fuel near Terminal F, which handles commuter and regional arrivals and departures, said airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica. "All traffic has been stopped until it's cleaned up," Lupica said, adding that it was unclear how much fuel was spilled.    
BUSINESS
November 23, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Travel and Tourism forecasts that international trips to the United States will grow 23 percent by 2016. The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau wants a big chunk of that business, whether through conventions, tourists, or students. But with a stagnant budget of $11 million a year, the agency charged with selling space at the now-much-bigger Convention Center has had to improvise. So it conducted a six-month study with focus groups and partnered with City Hall, local businesses, restaurants, and universities, among others, to package Philadelphia as a modern renaissance city.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1989 | By Michael McGettigan, Special to the Daily News
Summer's over, and your kids have been Everywhere - the museum, the park, the beach, the boardwalk, the neighbor's backyard. But there's one more Final Frontier: Philadelphia International Airport, or PHL as it's known to pilots, travelers and baggage handlers. PHL offers more than a million square feet of air-conditioned plane- spotting and people-watching that can fascinate even the most jaded young ones. And it's a free show. The only expense is getting there. SEPTA's Airport Express offers a fun and fast ride every half-hour from Market East, Suburban Station and 30th Street to the Airport Terminal.
NEWS
May 3, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Philadelphia International Airport has been rated the third worst out of the nation's 22 top airports in a new survey. LaGuardia (LGA) and Los Angeles International (LAX) are ranked as the first and second worst airports, respectively, in a survey or readers by Travel + Leisure magazine. Here's what Travel + Leisure said about PHL: Philadelphia's airport is singled out for a lousy design and lack of cleanliness (20th), surly staff (20th), and long check-in and security lines (20th)
NEWS
February 28, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first US Airways airplane painted in the new American Airlines colors came through Philadelphia Wednesday - Flight 1770 from Atlanta, arriving at 10:37 a.m., at Philadelphia International Airport's Gate B9. It took 13 days and 80 gallons of paint to remove the old US Airways colors, sand, wash, seal seams, repaint, stencil and detail the Airbus A319. In all, 300 US Airways and 350 American aircraft will get a similar makeover. "The integration of our airlines, including painting the rest of the US Airways fleet, will take many months," said American president Scott Kirby.
NEWS
March 1, 2012 | By Sam Wood, Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia International Airport was shut down for half-an-hour this morning when a man crashed through a gate in an SUV and drove onto the airfield. Kenneth Richard Mazik, 24, of Chadds Ford, was allegedly drunk when he rammed a black Jeep Cherokee about 11:13 a.m. through Gate 25 at the west end of the airport, police said. Mazik quickly was taken into custody and the Jeep did not reach any of the runways, where planes were landing and taking off. Officials immediately closed the airport.
NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
US Airways Group Inc. announced Monday new nonstop daily flights between Philadelphia and Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh, beginning in May. When the service begins May 23, Philadelphia's dominant airline, which transports more than 70 percent of air travelers who use the airport, will fly to 19 trans-Atlantic destinations from Philadelphia International Airport. The Edinburgh flights will be seasonal, between May 23 and Oct. 1, 2014. The airline will operate 176-seat Boeing 757 aircraft.
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January 27, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
About 9 percent of departing flights were canceled at Philadelphia International Airport Monday, and another 5 percent were delayed, in the aftermath of the weekend storm that that dropped near-record snowfalls from Washington, D.C. to New York City. Philadelphia International listed 53 cancelled flights originating in Philadelphia Monday, and 30 delayed flights, according to the flight tracking website, flightaware.com. American Airlines, which operates 76 percent of scheduled flights in Philadelphia, cancelled 219 flights across its network Monday, or about 7 percent, according to flightaware.
BUSINESS
January 24, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Airlines have canceled all flights in and out of Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. The airport will remain open and crews will be working to clear snow from the runways so that flights can resume Sunday morning. "We're going to be working to keep at least one runway clear just in case of flight diversions or an emergency," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. "Other runways and taxiways will be cleared, too, in anticipation of resuming operations on Sunday. " Some airlines have canceled flights here, beginning Friday evening.
BUSINESS
January 9, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines will add flights to 10 new cities from Philadelphia this spring, among 42 new routes nationwide announced by the Denver-based airline on Thursday. Flights from Philadelphia International Airport to New Orleans; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Indianapolis will begin April 14. Nonstop flights to Nashville, Cleveland, and St. Augustine, Fla., will start April 15. Frontier will begin flying to Cincinnati on May 13, to Austin, Texas, on May 15, and to Kansas City, Mo.; and Milwaukee on June 2. One-way fares on the new routes were advertised on the airline's website, flyfrontier.com, as low as $59 to $99 Thursday.
NEWS
December 31, 2015 | Staff Report
The rainy, cloudy weather is delaying some flights to and from Philadelphia International Airport. Arrival delays on affected flights were averaging close to an hour and 25 minutes as of 2:15 p.m., the FAA reports. The delays in getting to Philadelphia are causing some flights to leave later than scheduled on turnaround. For information, check with your airline or go to www.phl.org
BUSINESS
November 10, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia International Airport handles 30.7 million travelers and nearly 420,000 airplane takeoffs and landings a year. By another measure the airport is among the best at connecting passengers around the world, according to a recent study, and it's dominated by one major airline. Among major airline hubs, or so-called megahubs, Philadelphia is the 14th-most-connected airport in the world, and No. 11 in the United States. The aviation data firm OAG calculated that on a single peak summer travel day - Aug. 7, 2015 - fliers passing through or beginning trips in Philadelphia had 87,483 possible flight connections within an eight-hour period.
NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On Saturday, the US Airways name will fade into aviation history. The last US Airways Flight 1939, named for the year that US Airways' predecessor company All American Aviation began, left the gate at Philadelphia International Airport on time at 8:06 a.m. Friday and was airborne minute later. It will stop in Charlotte before going to Phoenix and San Francisco. The Airbus 321 took off with 187 people aboard, leaving behind 72 disappointed standby passengers. The plane will leave San Francisco at 9:55 p.m. and land in Philadelphia at 6:18 a.m. on Saturday.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines is continuing to add flights at Philadelphia International Airport. The carrier Tuesday announced nonstop service to two more destinations - Fort Myers, Fla., and Montego Bay, Jamaica - beginning Oct. 25. Introductory one-way fares were offered Tuesday only: $49 to Fort Myers and $99 to Montego Bay. Going forward, fares will depend on the day of the week, the season, how full the flight is, and how far in advance the ticket is booked....
BUSINESS
July 24, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Beware: Don't drink three glasses of wine and take the prescription sleeping pill Zaleplon, especially at 37,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. Sarah E. Buffett, an immigration and corporate lawyer in Charlotte, N.C., did just that on a trans-Atlantic US Airways flight from Charlotte to London Heathrow Airport early Wednesday. Halfway across the Atlantic, Buffett became verbally threatening and physically aggressive toward a flight attendant, and tried to damage her seat in the first-class cabin and the area immediately around her seat, according to a federal affidavit.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Philadelphia region and New Jersey are home to many pharmaceutical and life-sciences companies that send and receive finished medicines and raw drug ingredients around the globe. American Airlines officials snipped a ribbon and provided tours Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport of a new $5 million cargo refrigeration facility catering to the cold storage needs of these companies. The 25,000-square-foot renovated warehouse opened six weeks ago, and can handle nearly four times the amount of perishable, time-sensitive, and valuable airfreight - including vaccines, blood products, gene therapies, tissues, insulin and immunotherapies - that travel in the belly of planes on American and merger partner US Airways passenger flights.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
American Airlines will begin flying its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in May, but it won't be to Philadelphia - not at first, anyway. Philadelphia's dominant air carrier, after merging with US Airways, announced Wednesday that flights will begin May 7 between Dallas-Fort Worth and its hub in Chicago, and beginning June 2 between Dallas-Fort Worth and Beijing. On June 4, American will fly the Dreamliner between Dallas-Fort Worth and Buenos Aires, Argentina. American said it will add more 787 routes this year as the new aircraft arrive, but declined to speculate on what the future holds.
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