PHL: Philadelphia’s Hellish Landings

Not that I have any personal reason for this, mind you….

Having returned this evening from parts southward (Savannah to Charlotte to Philly), I felt somehow mysteriously compelled to seek out this story from USA Today earlier this month:

Efforts to reduce excessive delays at Philadelphia International Airport are developing on two fronts.

Signs of the most immediate solution will begin this summer as the airport begins to reconfigure Route 291, also known as Industrial Highway, in front of the airport to make way for the construction of a 1,040-foot extension of runway 17-35. The $60 million expansion is expected to take a year. […]

However, it won’t be enough to accommodate projected growth at the airport and to alter Philadelphia’s ranking near the bottom of the nation’s top 33 airfields for on-time departures. It ranked 28th for on-time arrivals.

I’m almost surprised we weren’t dead last on every list available.

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