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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport earns Airport Innovation Award

The Airport Innovation Accelerator – established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as a hub for innovation to drive creative approaches and build airports of the future – has selected Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to receive the second annual Airport Innovation Award for its creative work to improve the passenger experience and… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor will offer nonstop flights to Frankfurt, Germany

As a result of tireless efforts by the Phoenix Mayor and Council, Phoenix Sky Harbor will soon offer nonstop flights between Phoenix and Frankfurt, Germany. Condor Airlines, part of the Thomas Cook Group, will fly on Mondays and Fridays from next May through September between Phoenix Sky Harbor and the Frankfurt Airport.  The Phoenix City… Read More →

TSA, American Airlines test new screening technology at Sky Harbor

For the first time ever, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), working collaboratively with American Airlines, is testing a computed tomography (CT) scanner in one checkpoint lane of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). CT checkpoint scanning equipment aims to enhance threat detection capabilities by providing a 3-D image that can be viewed… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport adds medical clinic

“America’s Friendliest Airport” is getting friendlier and even more healthy with new shopping opportunities and the Airport’s first-ever medical clinic opening soon. On May 10, the Phoenix City Council approved the second and final phase of the retail overhaul at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s busiest terminal, Terminal 4.  Sixteen new retail stores will be… Read More →

Sky Harbor speeds up travel process with mobile passport app

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the latest airport to add Mobile Passport Control from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help speed travelers through the U.S. arrival process. The Mobile Passport app, which is a joint effort by the Airports Council International (ACI) and CBP, is free and will allow U.S. citizens and… Read More →

2nd British Airways flight begins May 8 at Sky Harbor

Beginning May 8, travelers will have an additional option for flying nonstop to London and making connecting flights across Europe. During the months of May and June, three days per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, a second British Airways flight to London will arrive at 12:25 in the afternoon and take off at about… Read More →

Number of guns seized at Sky Harbor continues to grow

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 →

Sky Harbor Towers redevelopment nearing completion

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by in AZRE Magazine | Office

The Muller Company, in a joint venture with investment firm Harbert Management Corporation, announced that the $20 million redevelopment of Sky Harbor Towers office complex is nearing completion of its first phase. The 13.6-acre, two-building office campus located at the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Route 143 is anticipated for move in this spring.… Read More →

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

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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 →

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

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 →

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

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 →

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 →