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Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Portland International Airport is currently the largest airport in Oregon USA. It is a joint civic-military airport and located within Portland's city limits. It is often referred to as PDX, its IATA airport code. It also accounts for the state's 90% passenger rate and an almost 95% rate of air cargo.

Airport History

First proposed in 1925 and named as Swan Island Airport, the airport began construction in 1926. The next year, Charles Lindbergh dedicated the new airfield even though it was not yet completed. Airport construction was completed in 1930.

In 1935, it was evident that the airport could not accommodate larger aircraft and passenger loads and an expansion project for the airport was almost impossible. This led to plans of relocating the airfield to a larger site. After its relocation, the Swan Island Airport was renamed Portland Airport. The project was completed in 1940 and served as an airfield for the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

Airport Services

PDX features several airport services for passengers and customers. There are various restaurants in the airport vicinity.

Apparel shops, barber shops and spa services are available for passengers who are looking for something to do as they wait for their flights. The airport also has a wi-fi service that is accessible for everyone. PDX also features storage and mailing services.

Parking & Transportation

PDX also hosts an extensive parking service for passengers and customers. The parking fee can be paid via cash, debit cards, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Diners Club. Bicycle resources are also available in the airport featuring bicycle parking areas, bike assembly and a repair station.

Airport Security

PDX has several federal agencies to ensure airport safety and security. The agencies responsible for aviation safety and security are Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Aviation Administration.

For PDX's public safety and security, the Port of Portland Fire Department and Police Department, along with the Security Badging Office are responsible in maintaining and monitoring the airport's security and safety.

Surrounding Places to Stay

There are several hotels located near PDX. Some of these hotels offer free transportations services to Portland International Airport. Some of the hotels located near PDX in a 1-mile radius are Sheraton Hotel Portland Airport, Embassy Suits Airport Portland, Hampton Inn Airport Portland, Red Lion Airport Portland, Hyatt Place Hotel Airport Portland, Aloft Hotel Airport Portland among others.

Travel Tips

For passengers, make sure that you have all your luggage with you before you leave home. Wear comfortable clothes and make sure that there are no prohibited items in any of your luggage to avoid causing delay problems.

Upon arrival at the airport, present your airline tickets, passport and necessary identification and flight documents.

If you are travelling with your children or pets, ensure their safety and present the necessary documents proving that the children or pets will board a flight with you.

Contact Information

Portland International Airport,
7000 NE Airport Way,
Oregon 97218,
Number of Terminals: 1
Phone: + 1 503 460 4040
Fax: 503 460 4124
Time Zone: GMT - 8 (GMT - 7 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 14km (9 miles) northeast of Portland
IATA airport code: PDX