Philadelphia Reopens for International Bizav Flights



Key Points
  • Customs (CBP) is available again for international bizav flights wanting to use KPHL/Philadelphia.
  • CBP is only available for a few hours each day.

International bizav flights can land at Philadelphia again for the first time since Dec 2022, now that CBP has reopened its processing facility at the airport.

However, the Atlantic Aviation FBO report that CBP is only available for a few hours each day: between 09-12 local time until Nov 15. Then after that, who knows…

You can contact the FBO at, or call CBP direct at +1-215-863-4200.

Where else can you go?

If you need to get into the Philly area then here are the other options available.

International options.

KTTN/Trenton Mercer

  • KTTN has 2 runways – 06/24 which is 6006′ and  16/34 which is 4800′. You have an ILS 6 or various RNP options (GPS and AR).
  • CBP is available.
  • 2 FBO options: FlightServ / Signature

KPNE/Northeast Philadelphia

  • KPNE also offers 2 runways – 06/24 at 7000′ and 15/33 at 5000′. Runway 24 has an ILS, but otherwise you’re looking at an RNAV (GPS) approach.
  • They have CBP, but it is by PPR only. The airport is also closed to Part 121 and Part 135 operators. So check in advance that they can accept you seems to be the story here.
  • FBO: Atlantic Aviation


  • Runways 09/27 and 01/19 are both over 7000′ and they have a shorter third runway 14/32 offering only 4602′. Runway 1 is the only runway with an ILS, the rest are RNAV only.
  • FBO: Atlantic Aviation Or try Fly Advanced at
  • This is another PPR for CBP airport so get in touch in advance to arrange.

KACY/Atlantic City

  • If you’re looking for a longer runway then KACY’s 13/31 offers you 10,000′ and an ILS, so a good option for the bigger aircraft.
  • Signature


A bit further afield, but it’s there if you need it. And we’re sure you have all the info on Newark already, and the many other New York are airports that you have as options if you don’t mind taking a train after.

If you know a better alternative then drop it in the comments and let everyone know!

And of course, there are a whole bunch of very decent regional airports to consider if you’re local to the US.


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