PHL to Receive $900 Million Makeover

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is getting a major makeover worth $900 million.

These renovations, the largest in over 15 years, will include a new air traffic control tower, iPads for travelers to order food from their seats, and modernizing the airport’s infrastructure.

“Every single seat in every restaurant, and 75 percent to 80 percent of seats in gate lounges, will have a 110 outlet and a USB port, along with an iPad,” said OTG Management CEO Rick Blatstein in a Philadelphia Magazine article.

The Philadelphia International Airport averages 444 departures daily (both domestic and international) and is ranked 14th in the nation for takeoffs and landings. This investment will increase the airport’s facilities and infrastructure, furthering the connectivity of the Greater Philadelphia region.