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Frontier Adds Service At Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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Frontier Airlines is joining two other carriers in providing service from the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Monday’s announcement by the carrier followed about a year of negotiations. The addition of the Denver-based carrier will triple the number of destinations reachable from the airport. An exact flight schedule hasn’t been released. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith says having… Read More →

Greater Phoenix CVB Names New Director Of National Accounts

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Greater Phoenix CVB Names New Director Of National Accounts The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau increases its sales staff with the addition of Lynn Whitehead. Lynn Whitehead is the new Director of National Accounts. Based in Baltimore, Whitehead will spearhead the Greater Phoenix CVB’s citywide accounts with 1,001+ rooms on peak night originating in… Read More →

HMSHost Transforms Dining at Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Photo: Flickr, flavouz
July 27, 2012 by in Dining | Travel

HMSHost, a world leader in travel-venue food, beverage and retail experiences, is currently in the process of updating and renovating Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4 — bringing more than 20 new restaurants to the terminal. The transformation will include the addition of several popular local restaurants, including NYPD Pizza, Press Coffee, Modern Burger,… Read More →

W Scottsdale Transforms Into Winter Wonderland As Pool Becomes Ice Rink

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CHILL, Scottsdale’s first and only outdoor hybrid ice skating rink, will transform the WET pool deck at W Scottsdale into a winter wonderland from November 16, 2012 through January 6, 2013, bringing a new level of holiday cool to Arizona’s hottest destination. In addition to the 1,600-square-foot hybrid ice skating rink, a faux snow machine… Read More →

Discount Cab Unveils New West Valley Driver Center

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Discount Cab, subsidiary of Total Transit, has today opened a new, state-of-the-art facility next to its Glendale headquarters to be used exclusively for Discount Cab operations. A ribbon cutting, held in conjunction with members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce, officially opened the center. Among the center’s features are a new internet lounge and facilities… Read More →

Allegiant Annouces Nonstop Jet Service From Ogden-To-Phoenix

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Allegiant announced new, nonstop jet service between Ogden, Utah and Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. will begin September, 20, 2012. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $69.99* one way between the two cities. “We’re pleased to bring an affordable and convenient travel option to Ogden,” Andrew… Read More →

Ak-Chin Awards Contract For Ak-Chin Regional Airport Renovations

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The Ak-Chin Community Council awarded the contract for the renovation of the Ak-Chin Regional Airport, formerly Phoenix Regional Airport, to a joint venture between AJP Electric and Pioneer Builders, both of Phoenix. Renovations will include improvements to the 5,000 ft. runway and taxiway; installation of new lighting; and upgrades to the Fixed Base Operations (FBO) building.… Read More →

Tucson Airport Authority Hires Director Of Operations

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Danette Bewley recently joined Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) as director of operations. “I entered the aviation industry at birth,” said Bewley, whose father was a Navy fighter pilot and commercial airline pilot for more than 35 years. A private pilot herself, Bewley’s 23-year airport management career has taken her around the nation. She recently served… Read More →

Phoenix Mesa-Gateway Airport plans $1.4 Billion Expansion

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Phoenix Mesa-Gateway Airport has big plans to cater to more travelers. The Airport Authority’s Board of Directors announced Monday the airport will undergo a $1.4 billion expansion. Officials say the project is set to be completed in four phases. The plan includes the construction of 60 airplane gates and 21,000 parking spaces. They predict the… Read More →

W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Gets Contract For Phoenix Sky Train Project

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W.J. Maloney Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has been awarded a contract for plumbing construction in the next component of the Phoenix Sky Train at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. W.J. Maloney was awarded the contract from the McCarthy Kiewit Joint Venture to install the drainage system for the new elevated guide way connecting Terminal 4 to… Read More →

Brewer Applauds I-11 Inclusion In Federal Transportation Bill

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The federal Transportation Bill made it through Congress and includes improving I-11. WASHINGTON — Finding rare political accommodation on the cusp of a holiday recess, Congress passed legislation Friday designed to salvage 2.8 million jobs and shield students from a sharp increase in loan interest rates. The legislation, which also revamps highway and transit programs… Read More →

British Airways Adds Additional Flight Between Phoenix And London

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British Airways announced that the nonstop service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and London Heathrow Airport will increase from six to seven days per week beginning December 5, 2012. “This is great news for Phoenix and our entire region,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “Intercontinental flights are huge contributors to the success of our Phoenix… Read More →

Tips To Keep Highways Safe & Clean During Your Summer Road Trip

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Summer is the season when the wide open highway calls to many Arizonans, beckoning them to a road trip adventure. It is also when the state’s roadways take an extra beating from the paper litter, cigarette butts and blown-out tire treads that can accumulate when motorists don’t take time to plan ahead, according to the… Read More →

Tips To Keep Your Car Safe During Excessive Heat Warnings

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As summer holiday travel season approaches, Phoenix is dealing with excessive heat warnings. How does this affect your car and your SAFETY as you get ready to hit the roads for 4th of July? Jay Jennings, General Manager of NARPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), with approved shops all over the valley, is an… Read More →

Volleyball Festival Draws Thousands To Phoenix

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Known as one of the Top 10 major events in Phoenix and one of the largest volleyball tournaments in the world, the 29th Annual Volleyball Festival Championships commence Tuesday, June 26 at the welcoming ceremony at Chase Field, followed by a week of competition and festivities at the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition to the… Read More →

HMSHost Brings New Dining Experience To Sky Harbor

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HMSHost, the world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues, is transforming the Phoenix traveler’s experience at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4, bringing more than 20 new restaurants including local favorites like Sauce, Barrio Cafe, La Grande Orange and Cowboy Ciao, along with national brands like Starbucks. The update is a result of last year’s decision by the… Read More →

Arizona Biltmore Names New Catering Team

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The Arizona Biltmore has appointed a new catering management team bringing more than 30 years of experience to the landmark resort. The new director of catering is Karen Doan, who comes to the resort with a background in professional catering experience in the upscale market that spans two decades, including a previous stint at the… Read More →

ArtPlace Grant Will Give Roosevelt Row Arts District A New Look

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Roosevelt Row Arts District (RoRo), in the urban core of downtown Phoenix, is a neighborhood on the rise, with unique galleries, restaurants, and shops. A $150,000 grant announced today from ArtPlace will bring an infusion of art and design to the area, defining the neighborhood as a destination for locals and visitors alike. An “A.R.T.S. Village” – consisting… Read More →

Sky Harbor’s Mobile Website Receives Top Honor

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June 15, 2012 by in Economy | Tech | Travel

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s mobile website has been awarded first place in the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) 2012 Excellence in Marketing and Communications contest. Sky Harbor won in the website category, competing with airports from across the United States and Canada. Websites were judged on their design, ease of navigation and overall… Read More →

Frequent Flier Miles Can Help Grant Nearly 100 Wishes This Summer

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The lazy days of summer may have begun for some of us, but Make-A-Wish Arizona is gearing up for one of the busiest wish granting summers on record…and your frequent flier miles can help! Nearly 100 Arizona children battling life-threatening medical conditions will have their one true wish granted before the new school year begins, and the majority… Read More →

Miraval Names New CEO

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Miraval, the award-winning destination resort and spa in Tucson, Arizona, is pleased to announce that Michael G. Tompkins has been named  Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Tompkins’ responsibilities will be multifold, from the oversight of all general resort operations to creating Miraval programming, to managing the overall growth and development of the brand. Most… Read More →

Conventional Wisdom – Catering To Phoenix Visitors

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Debbie Cotton has gone from helping people travel around Phoenix to trying to convince people to travel to Phoenix. Cotton, the former director of the Phoenix Public Transit Department, is about six months into her role as director for the Phoenix Convention Center. “The biggest difference for me is that each day is very different,”… Read More →

Summer Safety: Salt River Tubing

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The Salt River is officially open for business this summer, and has already received an astonishing amount of traffic from the community. It is important to be informed of the rules for safe recreation prior to visiting the river. In order to ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience with friends and family, I have compiled… Read More →

AAED Will Discuss Arizona Transportation

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its June luncheon on Tuesday, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. The topic of this month’s luncheon will be “Roads and Rails: Future of Arizona’s Transportation.” Guest speakers will be Scott… Read More →