Transportation Archives

Phoenix Sky Harbor breaks yearly traffic records

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are usually less than 10 minutes, but they have “anomalies.” (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

A record 44 million passengers passed through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last year, a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. And airport officials said they’re making preparations for continued growth in years to come. “We had increases month after month, so it was a very positive year,” airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said. The airport’s previous… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor sets new passenger record

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport set a new for total passengers in 2015, serving more than 44 million travelers. Year-end numbers have been released and show a 4.5 percent increase in total passengers compared to 2014. The previous record for annual passengers at America’s Friendliest Airport had been set in 2007 when Sky Harbor served… Read More →

ADOT hosts small business transportation expo

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold an event Wednesday, Feb. 10, offering tips and tools to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo, scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon at Glendale Civic Center, will allow attendees… Read More →

Sky Harbor gets mixed results on holiday report card

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With increased numbers of travelers at airports all over the country, flying can be a hassle during the holidays. But for those leaving Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, there are several airlines that consistently get travelers in the air on time through the busy season, according to an analysis of travel statistics. “This year, we… Read More →

Sky Harbor getting new valet service

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Imagine arriving at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and handing your car off to a valet. Imagine arriving back a few days later and your car is waiting for you curbside after a wash, oil change, or repair. FreedomPark is giving Sky Harbor passengers just that beginning December 21st for just $25 dollars a day.… Read More →

Mesa Airlines adding 18 Embraer 175 aircraft

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Mesa Airlines, Inc. today announced the expansion of its agreement with United Airlines to operate three additional Embraer 175 aircraft, bringing the total number of United Express aircraft operated by Mesa to 68. In October, the company announced an agreement for the addition of 15 new aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2016, which has now… Read More →

Apache Railway poised for growth with new ownership

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The 98-year-old Apache Railway Company, a short-line railroad operating in Navajo County, Ariz., announced that it has been purchased by an entity formed by Aztec Land and Cattle Company Limited and related entities. The deal will enable the railway to see its centennial and beyond. The three-year effort to save the Apache began after the… Read More →

Uber wants UberX allowed at Sky Harbor Airport

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Ridesharing company Uber is petitioning Sky Harbor Airport to allow their UberX service at the airport. Currently, only Uber’s commercial vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. Uber is hoping to show Sky Harbor that there is a demand for the UberX service at… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor maintains its high bond ratings

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Photo: Flickr, flavouz

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) once again affirmed its ‘AA-’ rating on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s senior-lien revenue bonds.  S&P also affirmed its ‘A+’ ratings on the airport’s junior-lien revenue bonds. In addition, the airport’s General Airport Revenue Bond ratings on the senior (Aa3) and the junior (A1) liens. The ratings agencies cite several… Read More →

Terminal 3 work will impact access from West

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Travelers should be aware that beginning Saturday, November 7 at 12:01 a.m., there will be additional lane closures around Terminal 3 for the Terminal Modernization Program.  Closures will impact drivers entering from the West and heading eastbound on Sky Harbor Boulevard. Travelers should note the following: From Saturday, November 7, at 12:01 a.m. until Monday, November… Read More →

Sky Harbor looks to strike deal with Uber, Lyft

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Sky Harbor Airport is trying to reach a compromise with transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, to allow them to operate at the airport. Currently, only approved commercial Uber vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. The major point of contention between transportation… Read More →

Pinnacle Aviation earns Stage 3 certification

Photo by Pinnacle Aviation Audit Team

Left to Right: Todd Pixley - Chief Pilot, Don Wade - Director of Safety, Trevor Turcott - Director of Operations, Curt Pavlicek - Founder and President, Scott Guetti - Director of Maintenance, Scott Casey - Charter Manager, Chris Birtch - Manager of Training

Pinnacle Aviation announced that as a result of its latest independent safety and operations audit by IS-BAO, the IBAC council has approved Pinnacle Aviation for the prestigious Stage 3 certification. International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations.  IS-BAO is a… Read More →

Mesa Airlines tops $1M in employee performance bonuses

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Mesa Airlines, Inc. has announced that it has exceeded $1 million paid in monthly incentive bonuses to employees since the inception of the program in May 2014. The monthly bonus program rewards Mesa employees for outstanding operational performance and top customer service scores from passengers. Since Mesa’s monthly employee incentive program began, the airline has also… Read More →