PHL Airport is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley, with seven terminal buildings and 13 domestic and international airlines that service the airport. It features over 160 shops and eateries and is the primary international hub of US Airways.
The History of Philadelphia International Airport
Beginning in 1925, before PHL Airport was constructed in 1940, the area of land it sits on was referred to as “Hog Island” and was used by the Pennsylvania National Guard as a training airfield. Not long after it opened in 1940, PHL Airport (known as Philadelphia Municipal Airport, thanks to Charles Lindbergh) was also used by the United States Army Air Forces to train its fighter and bomber pilots in flying tactics during World War II. By 1945, however, the airport returned to civil patrol.
Philadelphia Municipal Airport became Philadelphia International Airport in 1945 when American Overseas Airlines began offering flights to Europe. Its second terminal was built in 1953 and four more were completed by 1977. The last was built in 2001.
PHL has grown significantly over the years. It began by servicing about 40,000 passengers in 1940, and today it accommodates almost 31 million passengers every year.
Philadelphia International Airport Parking
Philadelphia International Airport parking is managed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority and is available for both short-term and long-term periods. There are parking garages, ground level lots, and an Economy Parking lot, but what many travelers don’t know is that these parking lots aren’t insured. This means that if your car is damaged or broken into while you’re away, the airport won’t be held responsible.
At Winner, however, our Philadelphia International Airport parking lot is fully insured, so you can feel comfortable leaving your car with us. We also monitor our parking lot with a state-of-the-art surveillance system and an array of bright lights, so we know what’s going on at all times. Parking near Philadelphia Airport has never been so easy!