Forecasts for Philadelphia International Airport

by Paul H. Stafford,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 1, Pg. 9-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


To prepare plans for future development of the Philadelphia International Airport, forecasts were made to 1985. These were based on analyses of historic trends, economic factors, forecasts of population and business growth, and checked against forecasts by the airlines. Domestic passengers are expected to increase from 3,600,000 in 1965 to 12,200,000 in 20 yr; international passengers from 67,000 to 600,000 and air cargo from 84,000 tons to 1,400,000 tons. Aircraft loading positions for passengers are predicted to increase from 28 to 66 in 1985, while 30 cargo loading positions are expected to be necessary in 1985. The forecast shows a need for over 12,000 public parking spaces for private cars. Airline aircraft movements totalling 140,000 in 1965 are expected to double in the forecast period.

Subject Headings: Forecasting | Passengers | Economic factors | Aircraft and spacecraft | Load factors | Parking facilities | Airports and airfields | Population projection | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

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