Philadelphia International Airport in Pennsylvania officially opened its new US$35m Terminal F baggage claim facility today (October 24), marking the end of a wider US$161m terminal renovation and expansion project.
Built by American Airlines, the 34,000ft² facility achieved LEED Gold certification for its energy efficient and environmental design, making it the first project to attain the standard at the airport.
The new facility includes two baggage claim carousels, restrooms and a passenger seating area, and serves as a link between the terminal and parking garage. Arriving passengers in Terminal F now have convenient access to parking, ground transportation and rail services once they collect their bags.
Chellie Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport, said, “This beautiful facility reflects the commitment to sustainability by our partner American Airlines and the airport. We are excited to celebrate the opening of Terminal F baggage claim that provides greater convenience to passengers in a beautiful setting.”
Suzanne Boda, senior vice president, hubs and gateways, American Airlines, said, “The completion of the Terminal F project is a great day for American. This state-of-the-art LEED certified bag claim facility, coupled with recent renovations to the terminal, provides our travelers with a greater level of customer service while enhancing our focus on environmental stewardship.”