FAA Clears Extension of Philadelphia Int'l Airport Runway

Fewer flight delays - and an increase in airline traffic over neighborhoods on both sides of the Delaware River - are on their way with a decision announced yesterday that will let Philadelphia International Airport add more than 1,000 feet to one of...

Airport officials and the federal agency already are in the early stages of such a study, as part of a long-range plan.

That master plan envisions that the airport could build, besides the Runway 17-35 extension, a new runway parallel to the river. Another idea under consideration is to tear up the airfield and part of the existing terminal, and realign both existing east-west runways, placing one on either side of the terminal.

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