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Phoenix Sky Harbor to close one of three runways

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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,; on Flight Information Displays in the Airport terminals and PHX Sky… Read More →

Kitchell starts industrial park expansion near Sky Harbor

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by in AZRE Magazine

Kitchell recently commenced construction on the expansion of an industrial park near Sky Harbor International Airport, consisting of two class “A” general industrial buildings comprising 212,000 square feet. Located on roughly 20 acres near Interstate 10 and 28th Street in Phoenix, the development is south of Sky Harbor, with primary frontage along Interstate 10 offering excellent… Read More →

18 retail shops coming to Sky Harbor Airport

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The Phoenix City Council approved the first phase of new retail contracts in Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4, which will bring two spa locations, several tech stores, and an assortment of the local, regional and national products customers have been requesting. Contracts were awarded to Lagardere TR and Partners, LLC, Avila Retail Development and Management… Read More →

Travel Reminders from Sky Harbor Airport

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The 100 degree temperature mark has been surpassed and anticipation is building for summer travel. The Memorial Day holiday will kick-off the official start to the busy summer travel season at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and America’s Friendliest Airport is offering the following tips for your summer getaways: Give Yourself Plenty of Time: The… Read More →

Sky Harbor Airport sets mark for busiest month

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America’s Friendliest Airport® continues to break passenger traffic records.  Coming off of a banner year in 2015 with more than 44 million travelers served, March, which is typically Phoenix Sky Harbor’s busiest month, topped the charts with a 1.5 percent increase from last March. Nearly 4.3 million passengers traveled through Phoenix Sky Harbor in March… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four countdown clock debuts

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With 345 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several other elected officials from the Phoenix Metropolitan area unveiled the official countdown clock Thursday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until… Read More →

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 →

Offices near Sky Harbor sell for $17M

by in Blogs

Irgens purchased a 102,302 square-foot office building near Sky Harbor for $17 million near Van Buren and 44th Streets. The four-story building is located south of the Loop 202 and just off State Route 143 near Sky Harbor International Airport at 501 N. 44th St. The property, 501 Gateway, features 102,302 square-feet of prime office… Read More →

Sky Harbor adds new deputy aviation director

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Chris Madsen will join  as the new Deputy Aviation Director for Business and Properties on January 11. Madsen has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry.  Most recently, she worked as the director of operations for a boutique consulting firm that specializes in concessions planning and financial analysis. In her new role,… Read More →

How to fly your drone responsibly in Arizona


Did you receive an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or drone as they are more commonly known for the holidays?  New drone operators may have questions about where they can be flown and what they need to do in order to fly them.  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has launched a new web page and notification portal… Read More →

Sky Harbor gets mixed results on holiday report card

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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


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 →

Sky Harbor looks to strike deal with Uber, Lyft

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

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 →