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December 3, 2008
One of the clear advantages to living in Delaware County is it’s easy access to Philadelphia and the world.

Situated just west of Philadelphia, the county boasts incredible transportation links for local, regional, and international travel with great rail, air, and highway access.  Locally, it has great rail & bus public transportation throughout the county and surrounding areas.  More importantly, it is located directly on some crucial highway arteries and is minutes from the international airport. 

The Philadelphia International Airport is a world class transportation hub.  After a quick review of its website, it is amazing hoairplanesmall6w it has grown and the activity that it now harbors.  From its original beginnings on 125 acres in 1925, it has grown to be one of the ten busiest airports in the world.  From serving just 40,000 passengers in 1940, it now serves 39 million annually.  The airport complex has over 2.4 million square feet, with 120 boarding gates.  Its newest Terminal A – West features 13 international boarding gates with more than 50 Bureau of Customs and Immigration positions.

In addition, JD Power & Associates ranked PHL highest in customer satisfaction for large airports in 2008.  The Airports Council Intl (AIC-NA) recently named the B/C Terminal Philadelphia Marketplace Food and Shops  the “Best Food and Beverage Program” among large airports in North America (the airport includes over 160 food, beverage, and retail shops spread throughout the airports seven terminals).  It even has an Exhibitions Program for the visual arts and  has recently committed to  purchasing 13,000 megawatt hours per year of clean renewable power wind power per year earning a Green Power Award from the Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future.

The airport has done a great job of transforming its business over the last several years to truly become an amazing asset to the city and surrounding communities.  For additional information, please take a look at the attached airport links:

 General Information      Flight Information      History         
 Terminal Map              Newsletter               Environment

Philadelphia International provides immediate air access to the world from Philadelphia, Delaware County, Chester County, and Wilmington/New Castle County.  It’s great to have this hub in our own backyard.  Stay tuned for updates on additional transportation options.