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News Article - February 16, 2010

PHL OPENS TERMINAL E EXPANSION, SOUTHWEST TO CONSOLIDATE GATES  
  Philadelphia International Airport on Tuesday opened its $45 million Terminal E expansion. The airport said the project includes seven new aircraft gates for Southwest Airlines, seating for 500 people, and new restrooms and food concessions. Dallas-based Southwest (NYSE:LUV) is the second-busiest carrier at Philadelphia International, behind US Airways. The airport said Southwest will consolidate its operations at the airport from Terminals D and E to Terminal E by the end of next month.

   The restaurants in the expansion include a McDonald’s and Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo. Tuesday’s opening is part of a $300 million renovation and expansion of Terminals D and E that included a new security checkpoint that opened in December 2008 and new restaurants and shops.

Source - Philadelphia Business Journal



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