This week, Airport CEO Chellie Cameron was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Executive Alliance of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the CEO shared some impressive numbers in terms of the Regional Economic Impact generated by Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
Both PHL and PNE are owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia and are self-sustaining entities that operate without the use of local tax dollars.
PNE covers 1.1K acres of land in the Northeast section of the city, hosts 172 based aircraft and has 10 aviation tenants, not including sub-tenants. PNE supports about 750 aviation-related jobs.
PHL, the only major airport serving the nation's 7th largest metro area, is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $15.4 billion in spending annually and supporting more than 96,300 full-time jobs for the 11-county Philadelphia MSA.