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Philadelphia Airport Coming to MSFS with MK-Studios

New teaser image suggests work is underway on Pennsylvania’s largest airport

Philadelphia Airport Coming to MSFS with MK-Studios

Philadelphia Airport is getting a payware makeover – or at least that is what is being suggested in a new photo posted on MK-Studios’ Facebook page.

The image depicts a detailed rendition of Philly’s unique air traffic control tower and the nearby Marriot hotel.

Currently, simmers wanting to fly out of Philadelphia in MSFS have a choice between the default autogen version in the base game, and a freeware version on flightsim.to. Another payware from FlightSim Studio AG was also released this last Thursday April 20.

However, the freeware is not especially detailed, so for simmers located in or around Philadelphia, or with a specific interest in the airport, the news of MK-Studios’ next venture will be welcome news.

Philadelphia Airport would also mark an important milestone in the history of MK-Studios, being the first time the acclaimed scenery developer has attempted an airport in the United States, having previously stuck to international and regional airports in Europe.

Philadelphia International Airport is the largest airport in the Delaware Valley region, serving nearly 33 million passengers in 2019. In the same year, it also became the first major airport in the United States to offer a private terminal for travellers, the American Airlines Five Star Service.

Philadelphia Airport Coming to MSFS with MK-Studios
A freeware KPHL is available on flightsim.to, although the MK-Studios version looks to be more detailed judging by the sole image we have available.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic the airport saw a total of 499,500 aircraft movements serving nearly 33 million passengers, and to this day it acts as a hub for American Airlines and a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit.

No information on a release date or any other details beyond the teaser image have been revealed, although judging by the level of detail included in MK-Studios’ recent Dublin V2 scenery, hopefully the developers will deliver a highly detailed addon and establish themselves in the market for U.S. Airport addons.

FSElite will bring any updates around the scenery to you as soon as we have them.

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Matthew Kiff
Matt only discovered his love of flight sim with MSFS 2020, but has since made a career in aviation. As well as contributing to FSElite, he works as a flight data analyst, aiding pilots and operators worldwide in improving their flight safety.

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