Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), American Airlines, MarketPlace PHL and hospitality group OTG have hosted a grand opening for PHL’s new Terminal B.
The grand opening finds the project on schedule for its phased 18-24-month roll-out plan, with the US$30m investment in Terminal B including new and improved technology offerings, local chef-driven restaurant concepts, free-flowing design, and more.
Travelers waiting for a flight can access more than 1,000 iPads which are positioned throughout restaurants and gate lounges in the terminal. Driven by OTG’s Flo technology, the iPads allow guests to track their flight, browse the web, play games and order food and amenities from intuitive visual menus, all of which are delivered directly to their seat. Customers also have access to more than 2,000 power and USB ports with the redesigned terminal seating.
The newly-designed terminal includes a new, wider range of shopping and dining options for travelers. New concepts have already begun to open along with OTG’s CIBO Express Gourmet Markets. The markets feature locally sourced and inspired items from small businesses throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
Chellie Cameron, CEO at PHL, said, “Today’s grand opening is an opportunity for us to show some of the results of our hard work over the past several years. Terminal B reflects the spirit and the tastes of our great city, and I know our passengers will enjoy spending time here.”
Rick Blatstein, OTG’s founder and CEO, added, “When I got into this business, I always looked forward to the day I could come back to reinvent my hometown airport at this scale. Today, that dream becomes a reality. I couldn’t be prouder of our team, who have done an amazing job here at PHL.”