PHL Terminal F Renovation Generates 300 New Jobs
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
Terminal F, one of the busiest terminals at the Philadelphia International Airport, is in the final stages of a $127 million, multi-year renovation and expansion project that aims to enhance passenger services, facilities and airline operations.
Phase I of the project kicked off in April 2011 and included a new and expanded “central hub” that features a redesigned US Airways Club, a food court with 400 seats, several sit-down restaurants and new retail space. In all, Terminal F expanded by approximately 70,000 square feet of space, increasing the total square footage by 33 percent.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the airport is expected to hire around 300 workers to fill the positions—running from entry-level to management—for the 19 spaces that are scheduled to open in the Terminal F in October.
Opened in 2001, the $98 million Terminal F was designed by Odell Associates and The Sheward Partnership as a regional terminal used by US Airways Express flights for an anticipated 150 departures a day in aircraft that sat up to 50 passengers. More than a decade later, the terminal’s 38 gates operate as many as 275 flights daily and an increased number of passengers, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.
Phase II of the project launched in January 2013 and calls for an expanded baggage claim facility and a larger ticket lobby and public area. All renovation and expansion work is set for completion in late 2015/early 2016, according to the source.
Rendering courtesy of www.phl.org