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One of Philadelphia International Airport's art exhibits. (Photo: Philadelphia International Airport)

Philadelphia Airport Pays Tribute to City as Medical Hub

Philadelphia International Airport last week unveiled a new exhibit celebrating Philadelphia's history in the field of medicine.  The exhibit, located in Terminal A East, gives passengers a look at Philadelphia's storied history in the medical field from colonial times through the present. Philadelphia Airport Chief Executive Officer Chellie Cameron and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney were present for the unveiling. “All of us know about Philadelphia’s historical significance as our nation’s birthplace and the first U.S. capital,” Cameron said. “This exhibit…

Philadelphia Airport Welcomes Two Unusual Visitors as Severe Weather Strikes…

The past week has seen the Northeast encounter a swath of severe weather that has plagued aviation in the region. With high winds, heavy rains and thunderstorms battering the region, delays, ground stops and diversions were a common occurrence.  The severe weather brought two unusual visitors to Philadelphia, a welcomed…

Frontier Continues Expansion with Six New Routes

Frontier has announced another round of expansion, announcing six new routes. The new routes will all be seasonal as well as less than daily. The biggest expansion will be at Orlando International Airport with four new routes. Philadelphia and Sarasota will receive a new route each. Orlando will see flights…

Airbus A350-1000 Arrives in the U.S. for the First Time

The Airbus A350-1000, the largest variant of the A350 family, has reached a new milestone in its short flying career, landing in the United States for the first time. Operated by Qatar Airways, the launch customer for the type, the aircraft touched down at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 11:30…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: JetTrain

With Pittsburgh International Airport growing in size with the completion of a new terminal in 1992, it was an opportune time for new carriers to attempt to dislodge the hub presence that US Airways had built there during their Allegheny Airlines years. One of these carriers was an upstart low-cost…

Philly Airport Employees Plan Strike in Response to Democratic Convention

Philadelphia Airport employees came to a 461-5 vote to protest their jobs at the Philadelphia International Airport during the Democratic National Convention in late July. According to demconvention.org, the convention is a "formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President.  At the Convention, the Democratic Party…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: USA 3000

USA 3000, originally known as Brendan Airways, was a small airline formed in 2001 as a way of flying cheap flights from the northeast to the Caribbean. USA3000 officially launched on December 28, 2001 with their first flight from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Cancun, Mexico. USA3000 did most of their early…