PHL-CAW
8/04/2004
  Yes, yes... It's not only humiliating and unfunny, but it's good for business!
The PA slots will feed money to expand (700 million) the Convention Center in Phila. The slots in PA (track in Chester, PA) will drain our state revenues and cost us more jobs. The slots in PA will give them excuse to add more flights in and out over Delaware into PHL and feed the Convention Center.

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This is the same attitude, we guess, which has made Delaware the dumping ground for the world's chemical plants, drone-worker credit-card banks, screen-door manufacturers, and coffee-cup-lid makers [snip] ...... and the landing strip for PHL jets.


Philadelphia International Airport's growth in passenger traffic over the last decade also was due in part to airline business generated by the Convention Center, city Aviation Director Charles J. Isdell said. The airport expects that a record 26 million passengers will use it this year..... "There's clearly a connection," he said, "between a healthy airport and a healthy Convention Center."

Download the pdf of the above article.

For the record Isdell is quoted in the above article that passenger traffic for PHL in 1994 was 17.4 million. What I find interesting is that the Philadelphia Commerce Dept. has traffic stats for 1995 @ 9.5 million?



Stephen Donato
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