New runway for Philadelphia Airport closer to takeoff

    Plan hopes to cut delays and reduce air noise

    Philadelphia International Airport is moving closer to building a new runway.

    The Federal Aviation Administration has made a decision on an expansion plan for Philadelphia International Airport, which includes a new runway in an effort to help cut down delays at the facility. Mark Gale is CEO of the airport. He says the changes won’t happen overnight.

    “We cannot do anything until the FAA issues a record of decision hopefully by the end of the year. Once we have that document we can proceed with the actual design and constructions plans.”

    The over five billion dollar project would include new terminals, and a people mover system to transport passengers between the terminals as is done at other airports. Part of the runway construction would require moving the UPS facility, which Gale says is currently under discussion with the package company.

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