May 1, 2016 |
A passenger jet had to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Friday morning after the crew reported smoke in the cabin. No injuries were reported, but flights in and out of the airport were halted for about 45 minutes during the emergency, delaying dozens of scheduled arrivals and departures. American Airlines' spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said American Eagle Flight 4801, which originated at Richmond International Airport and was operated by Piedmont Airlines, had to make the emergency landing after smoke was reported in the cabin.
April 28, 2016 |
Merchants and entrepreneurs interested in retail, food and beverage leasing opportunities at Philadelphia International Airport are invited to a meeting May 5at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott Hotel. The forum, from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will be hosted by the city Division of Aviation and MarketPlace PHL, which manages the airport food and retail concessions. The Marriott is located on the airport Arrivals Road at Terminal B. More than 30.8 million passengers annually travel through Philadelphia International, which has 183,000 square feet of concession space and supports more than 20,000 airport jobs.
April 22, 2016 |
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
April 16, 2016 |
Philadelphia International Airport plans a 2016 job fair Tuesday, April 19, at Temple University to fill 400 openings at the airport and the Philadelphia Police Department. More than 30 businesses, including airlines, restaurants, car-rental companies, retailers, and government agencies, will interview candidates for jobs that include customer-service representative, sales associate, bartender, server, bookkeeper, massage therapist, cosmetologist, manager, cashier, and others. Of the 400 immediate openings, 200 are for police officers employed by the Philadelphia Police Department.
April 9, 2016 |
American Airlines said Thursday it will resume Philadelphia-to-Brussels flights as a seasonal flight starting June 14. The flight, which operated daily except Tuesdays, has been suspended since the terrorist attacks last month. This year, the flights will operate in the peak summer season between June 14 and Aug. 21 and they will resume in May 2017, jetting out six days a week. American Airlines spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said the decision about the Brussels flight does not affect Philadelphia's other European destinations.
March 26, 2016 |
American Airlines said its Philadelphia flight to Brussels will not resume until Wednesday March 30 with the first return flight from Brussels on Thursday March 31. American, which operates a hub and 76 percent of the flights at Philadelphia International Airport, issued an update and said flight plans are "subject to change, pending direction from Brussels Airport and the appropriate authorities. " Customers booked on cancelled flights are being re-routed through other airports in the region, the airline said.
March 24, 2016
Workers at Philadelphia International Airport postponed a planned strike Tuesday and instead arranged to hold a vigil Wednesday in honor of those killed in terrorist attacks in the Brussels airport and subway.At least 30 were killed Tuesday in suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State claimed responsibility. "As workers at highly sensitive airports around the country, they are well aware of the dangers and risks that unfortunately continue to be a threat," the Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ said in a statement.
March 24, 2016 |
Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement authorities stepped up patrols at Philadelphia International Airport after the terrorist attacks Tuesday morning in Brussels. "Passengers should notice an increased visible presence of law enforcement both in, and around, the airport," airport spokeswoman Mary Flannery said. Philadelphia police and federal law enforcement officials patrolled the airport arrivals roadway, the departures road, and inside and outside security screening areas, Flannery said.
March 17, 2016 |
Police have identified the janitor accused of stealing a pilot's bag containing a gun that was left in a men's restroom at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday. Victor Sheard, 31, of the 2000 block of Sigel Street in South Philadelphia, has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and carrying a firearm without a license. He is accused of taking a bag left unattended by a Republic Airlines pilot in a men's restroom between the A and B terminals. Sheard, who posted bail Monday, faces a March 29 preliminary hearing.
March 16, 2016 |
A pickup truck driven by an airport worker smashed into an empty commuter airplane at Philadelphia International Airport around lunchtime Monday. The driver, a 62-year-old man, was injured and taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan said. His condition was not immediately known. The incident happened at American Eagle's Gate F38 around 12:30 p.m., witness Tony Richards said. "We were all standing there, and I just saw a car hitting the back of the plane," Richards said.