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