Philadelphia Airport Unveils Terminal E After Expansion

21 February 2010 (Last Updated February 21st, 2010 18:30)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in the US has resumed full operations at Terminal E following its expansion programme. Terminal E has seven new aircraft gates, seating arrangements for 500 people, new restrooms and a mini-food court with three new concessions. The exp

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in the US has resumed full operations at Terminal E following its expansion programme.

Terminal E has seven new aircraft gates, seating arrangements for 500 people, new restrooms and a mini-food court with three new concessions.

The expanded portion of Terminal E will also feature new artwork, including a 350ft atrium-style glass enclosure.

The Terminal E expansion project cost $45m and is part of an overall $300m Terminal D/E renovation and expansion project.

The Terminal D/E renovation and expansion project has been funded entirely by airport revenue bonds, federal grants and passenger facility charges.

Southwest Airlines, which currently occupies four gates in Terminal D as well as five additional gates in Terminal E, will occupy the new gates at Terminal E.

The Terminal D/E renovation and expansion project was undertaken by PHL to handle the growth in flights operated by Southwest and AirTran Airways.