Philadelphia International Airport Invests $ 90 Million in Hopes of Becoming East Coast’s ‘First Cargo Airport’ – NBC10 Philadelphia
Philadelphia International Airport nearly triples the footprint of its air cargo facilities in a move it hopes will put it on the map as “the East Coast’s premier cargo airport,” said Tuesday. leading the travel hub during a webinar on Plans Newspaper Reports.
The expansion will add 136 acres to PHL’s air cargo capacity and supply, increasing its cargo construction area from 600,000 square feet to 1.4 million square feet. Key points of the plan proposed by PHL also include the addition of more than 5 million square feet of taxiway to allow for increased cargo-oriented air operations, which would occur primarily at night or in the evening; the addition of approximately 20 parking spaces for cargo aircraft and 10 additional parking spaces for night planes; and the installation of more loading docks. An additional 15 acre parcel could also be developed for freight purposes.
These additions will put PHL on par with the largest freight facilities in the United States and should be able to meet the growing needs of the freight industry over the next 25 years, said Stephanie Wear, director of freight development. air and freight services. The airport already has the second largest UPS hub in the U.S. delivery company’s system behind Louisville, noted Jim Tyrrell, director of revenue at PHL.
Learn more about Philadelphia International Airport’s new ambitions on PBJ.com.
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