Philadelphia Airport completes runway extension

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has announced completion of a five-year project to extend one of its two main runways.

The extended runway means that PHL can now accommodate the newest fleet of large aircraft that are popular on many long-haul international routes.

Chellie Cameron, chief executive officer, PHL, commented: “PHL has seen significant growth in recent years, and our partner airlines are adding new service to more cities both here and abroad. Next June, American Airlines is launching its first direct flight to Africa with non-stop service from PHL to Casablanca. The extended runway and added airfield space will give us more flexibility in accommodating the newer fleet of aircraft that are being flown on international routes to Asia and beyond.”

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