The new Terminal B at Philadelphia International (PHL) opened Monday with an event hosted by the airport, American Airlines, MarketPlace PHL and OTG.
The $30 million investment in Terminal B includes new and improved technology offerings, local chef-driven restaurant concepts and a new, immersive, free-flowing design, among other amenities. OTG said the project is on schedule for its phased 18-to-24-month rollout plan.
“American is excited about the transformation we have seen Terminal B undergo over the past months,” said Olympia Colasante, American’s vice president of PHL hub operations. “It is a pleasure to walk through the new Terminal B, between the amazing new restaurants, waiting areas and shops. I wouldn’t be surprised to see our passengers arriving at this terminal a little earlier than normal for their flights in the future.”
The newly designed terminal includes a new, wider range of shopping and dining options for travelers. New concepts have begun to open, including OTG’s CIBO Express Gourmet Markets. The markets feature locally sourced and inspired items from small businesses throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
The new Terminal B also offers travelers access to more than 1,000 iPads positioned throughout restaurants and gate lounges. The iPads allow guests to track their flight, browse the web, play games, and order food and amenities. Customers also have access to more than 2,000 power and USB ports with the redesigned terminal seating.
The new terminal will offer eight new dining venues, including French-inspired bakery Boule Café, Mediterranean mezze concept Baba Bar, Italian eatery CIBO Bistro & Wine Bar, beer and brat concept Germantown Biergarten, steak and chop house Independence Prime, fresh sushi concept Noobar, Philly comfort food concept Love Grille and Neapolitan Pizza concept Mezzogiorno.
“Today’s grand opening is an opportunity for us to show some of the results of our hard work over the past several years,” said PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. “Terminal B reflects the spirit and the tastes of our great city, and I know our passengers will enjoy spending time here.”