Philadelphia Marketplace merchants participate in the festivities

PHILADELPHIA July 22, 2019 — Whether they’re heading out on a grand adventure or a business trip, or just flying somewhere to escape the summer heat, travelers can enjoy musical entertainment, caricaturists, sips, samples, beauty demos and more throughout the airport during the summer months. Just Plane Fun, Philadelphia International Airport’s summer entertainment program, offers a variety of activities throughout the concourses all summer long. Many Philadelphia Marketplace merchants look forward to participating in the festivities.

Philadelphia Marketplace activities include:

Summer Sips

Beauty Demos

Tastes of Summer

Enter-to-Win, Games

  • Gift cards, prizes and more
    B/C Connector

Fun Time for Kids — Games, Coloring, and Story Time

  • Hudson, Library, D/E Connector

“Philadelphia Marketplace is pleased to participate in the Just Plane Fun summer entertainment program,” said Mel Hannah, Vice President and General Manager of MarketPlace PHL. “Providing activities and entertainment for our passengers is fun for everyone, and hopefully makes traveling through Philadelphia more enjoyable.”

Thanks in part to Just Plane Fun, Philadelphia International Airport has been named one of the Top 10 Kid-Friendly Airports in the U.S. by Upgraded Points. The summer entertainment program, which includes activities for kids to enjoy, such as games, story time and coloring activities, takes place at Hudson or the virtual library in the D/E Connector. The airport has partnered with the Free Library of Philadelphia to bring electronic resources to PHL passengers. Book titles in a variety of genres can be downloaded — everything from best sellers to classics to children’s books, and more. The space offers comfortable lounge chairs for relaxing.

Additionally, Ready For Takeoff in Terminal A-East features a jumbo jet, along with a control tower and a play area. Children can pretend to be pilots, passengers, drivers or air-traffic controllers. These initiatives are cited as contributing factors for the recognition.

The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Airports study looked at the U.S.’s 50 busiest airports by total passenger boardings in 2018, assuming these would be the airports travelers are most likely to visit during their trips. To calculate these rankings, points were awarded based on the quality and number of kid-friendly activities offered at each airport. For more information about the survey methodology and the full report, visit

To learn more about the Just Plane Fun offering or the many dining and retail options at Philadelphia Marketplace, please visit



MarketPlace PHL, LLC, is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail programs throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning program offers more than 170+ shops, restaurants and services. The MarketPlace PHL portfolio features local Philly favorites, as well as regional and national brands. MarketPlace PHL, LLC, is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based airport retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit

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