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Number of guns seized at Sky Harbor continues to grow

A TSA spokesman said it is not unusual to shuffle officers between airports, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport should not see a change in delays after the redeployment of 27 officers there.

Transportation Security Administration officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have confiscated at least 13 guns since the first of the year, most of them loaded, at security checkpoints. That puts Sky Harbor on pace to match or surpass the 101 seizures last year, when the airport ranked fourth in the nation for confiscated firearms.… Read More →

Mesa Airlines expands partnership with United Airlines

Mesa Airlines

Mesa Airlines Inc. is expanding its partnership with United Airlines with the addition of 12 new Embraer 175 aircraft. The delivery of the 12 additional aircraft is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and will create more than 500 new jobs, according to Mesa Airlines. These aircraft will bring Mesa’s E175 fleet count to 60 and the… Read More →

New ASU center to research future of transportation

Transportation corridor in the east valley, the Superstition Freeway, U.S. Route 60 viewed from above looking west from Mesa towards Tempe and Phoenix. (Copyright: hideftrphoto / 123RF Stock Photo)

Arizona State University has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that plans to focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. ASU will have a new research center that will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation on improving regional and local transportation systems. Through… Read More →

Creating the Grand Canalscape

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When a child first opens a box of Legos, he sees a random pile of attachable pieces. Once his imagination has been sparked, those singular pieces connect together to produce a masterpiece — a town, spaceship or creature. The City of Phoenix, Arizona Forward, SRP and many other public and private entities aren’t much different… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor receives more flights to London for 2017

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Phoenix travelers will have a new opportunity to go across the “pond” to London when British Airways adds three additional nonstop flights to London this summer from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tickets for the new flights are on sale now. The flights will take off three days a week during May and June 2017, taking off… Read More →

Sky Harbor had 24,247 noise complaints in 2015 after flight-path shift

Sky Harbor

Neighbors of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport filed 24,247 complaints about noise at the facility in 2015, one of the highest rates among airports studied in a recent George Mason University report. The report by the university’s Mercatus Center looked at airports like Sky Harbor, where the FAA’s implementation of its NextGen navigational system led to… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor debuts modernized Terminal 3

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport just became friendlier and more efficient.  On December 5, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council rolled back temporary construction walls to officially open the first phase of the newly modernized Terminal 3.  The updated terminal offers spectacular views, an abundance of natural lighting and a more efficient… Read More →

Sky Harbor flies high in ranking of busiest U.S. commercial airports

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport did not claim the top prize in any one category but was good enough across the board to get ranked as the best commercial airport in the nation in a recent report. The November report by travel website The Points Guy said Sky Harbor’s relatively few flight delays and cancellations,… Read More →

Valet Parking arrives at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Photo courtesy of Phoenix Sky Harbor International

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport now offers travelers a new service to help make the parking experience even easier.  Valet Parking is now available at Terminal 4, which serves more than 80 percent of Sky Harbor’s passengers. Travelers have two options when it comes to valet parking: Drive-up service in the Terminal 4 garage, just… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor to close one of three runways

Sky Harbor

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will close its north runway (Runway 8/26) Thursday Oct. 6 through Sunday Nov. 6 for several construction and maintenance projects. The north runway is one of three at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Arrival and departure delays of up to 30 minutes are possible during peak travel times: 7:30 a.m. – 10… Read More →

Sky Harbor checkpoint wait times now available online

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)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is offering a new customer service tool. Passengers may now view security wait times before they travel to Sky Harbor and again when they arrive at the Airport. Checkpoint wait times are now available: On the Airport’s website, skyharbor.com; on Flight Information Displays in the Airport terminals and PHX Sky… Read More →

Feds take the wheel before driverless cars hit the market

Driverless Direction

The federal government got into the debate over driverless vehicles Tuesday, proposing new regulations and model legislation aimed at smoothing the development of the high-tech cars and heading off a state-by-state patchwork of laws for them. Arizona transportation officials said Tuesday they could not comment on the new rules until they have had a chance… Read More →

New rideshare app launches in Phoenix

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Valley residents looking for either immediate or pre-scheduled transportation in a cab, a rideshare or a wheelchair-accessible vehicle can now do it all from one new mobile app. Glendale-based Total Transit, the parent company of Discount Cab, launched Discount Ride, a new app providing passengers with the widest variety of vehicle, scheduling and payment options in Arizona.… Read More →

Deborah Ostreicher: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Deborah Ostreicher

Deborah Ostreicher, assistant aviation director, City of Phoenix Prior to her current position, Ostreicher lived and worked overseas in corporate responsibility, computers and media. Advice: “Support, don’t compete with, other women. Surround yourself with the smartest people you can find — men and women. You will not only get the job done, but you’ll learn a… Read More →