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

Philadelphia International Airport to Begin 45-day Biometric Screening Pilot Program

On Jan. 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport will begin a 45-day pilot program at three of its international gates. The program is designed to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol process departing passengers. Philadelphia International will test three different biometric systems: veriSCAN, NEC, and SITA. All three systems will be tested within the airport's Terminal A at gates 15, 16, and 17. Not all flights will be part of the test. According to the airport, select outbound international flights on…

American Begins Scheduled 787 Dreamliner Service in Philadelphia

On Tuesday, American Airlines began its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes out of its Philadelphia hub to the cities of Amsterdam, Zurich, Manchester, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth with more to follow in the near future. That date also marks the opening of a 787 pilot base in the former carrier…

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 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…

American Closes Mexico City to Philadelphia Route

Over the weekend, American Airlines made a change in its reservation system, indicating the airline will be stopping its service between its Northeastern hub in Philadelphia and Mexico City on Jan. 9, 2019, according to a Flightglobal report. The daily flight, operated by an A319, was recently launched in early…

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…