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News Article - July 14, 2009

PHL CONSIDERS SPENDING CUTS  
  PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia International Airport may delay some maintenance projects and consider other spending cuts to deal with reduced passenger traffic. When travelers watch their pocketbooks it impacts airports as well as airlines, and Philadelphia's airport is feeling the pinch. Acting Aviation Director Mark Gale says that hurts revenues from parking, car rentals and concession sales.

   To avoid increasing the rates it charges airlines, Gale says Philadelphia International is considering deferring some maintenance, using cash reserves, and leaving vacant jobs unfilled. The airport counted a 6.7 percent decline in passenger traffic from January through May.

Source - AP



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