February 5, 2016 |
Mark E. Gale, former Philadelphia International Airport CEO, has been hired as aviation director of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. The Broward County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to hire Gale, on the recommendation of the Broward County administrator. He will begin in March, and succeed retiring aviation director Kent George. Gale, 53, who spent 28 years at Philadelphia International, including seven as CEO, will earn $270,000 a year, and receive a car allowance of $450 a month, according to the offer letter from Broward County administrator Bertha W. Henry.
January 27, 2016 |
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.
January 24, 2016 |
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.
January 9, 2016 |
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.
December 31, 2015 |
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
November 10, 2015 |
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.
October 17, 2015 |
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.
July 30, 2015 |
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....
July 24, 2015 |
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.
June 25, 2015 |
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.