Car Hire Philadelphia - Guide to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) USA


Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania. It is one of the busiest in the US and a primary international hub for US Airways it is the largest airport in the world to be without its own integrated fuelling station.

The transportation of fuel via trucks each day can cause delays and congestion to flights, of which there where almost 500,000 in 2008.

There are plans to increase capacity at the airports runways and to the car parking facilities that currently serve the airport. Improvements have already been completed to allow for faster security assessments at Terminal D and E. The airport handles almost 32 million passengers each year. When you book your US hire car online you could add optional extras such as unlimited mileage. You can pick up your Philadelphia rental car from the airport.

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The airport has seven terminal buildings with the majority of international passengers arriving at Terminal A West. Terminals B and C are the two main US Airways terminals. British Airways fly to Philadelphia International from London Heathrow.

Philadelphia's architectural roots lie within the Georgian era with a modern influence of glass and granite. It is one of four cities with more than two tall buildings over 900 feet with the Comcast Centre. The city has areas such as Society Hill which has the largest concentration of 18th Century architecture in the US.

The whole city has thousands of acres of parkland and the Fairmont Park is the world’s largest landscaped urban park. Philadelphia has some great art galleries and the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is the third largest in the US. A visit to the Perelman Building is a must for lovers of fashion and modern design with its huge costume and textile collection.

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