Philadelphia International Airport plans a $5.2 billion expansion project that would include about $4.2 billion of borrowing to help finance an increase in capacity. Officials also would like to improve the facility’s on-time record, especially during bad weather.
The Federal Aviation Administration ranked the Philadelphia airport as the fourth most delayed airport in the U.S. in 2009, only behind New York City area airports. It is the ninth-busiest airport in the country. It had 472,668 takeoffs and landings and served 30 million passengers in 2009.