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|Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX, ICAO: KPHX, FAA LID: PHX) -
joint civil-military public airport located 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of the central business district of the city
of Phoenix, in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. |
Arizona's largest and busiest airport, and the largest commercial airport in the American Southwest.
|In 2011, the airport served over 40 milion passengers, making it the ninth busiest in the United States in
terms of passengers and one of the top 15 busiest airports in the world with a 90 million dollar daily economic impact. |
On a daily basis the airport handles about 1,266 aircraft that arrive and depart, along with 111,210 passengers daily,
and more than 828 tons of cargo handled. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records show the airport had 19,225,050
commercial passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2010 and 20,213,897 enplanements in 2011.
The airport is the primary regional hub and gateway for Mexican and Hawaiian departures for Tempe-based US Airways and
is a focus city for Southwest Airlines. US Airways and Southwest are the airport's two largest carriers.
The airport has over 120 aircraft gates in three Terminals (2, 3, 4).
The airport administration states that the designation Terminal 1 has been "retired", and that it did not wish to renumber
the other terminals since passengers were already familiar with the numbers in place.
Free wireless internet access is available in all terminals.
Has 9 gates (numbered inconsecutively 1-13 and two additional lettered gates C & D) and three parking slots.
It was designed by the Phoenix architectural firms of Weaver & Drover and Lescher & Mahoney and opened in 1962. This terminal
includes a mural by French-American artist Paul Coze. In November 2006, a Military and Veterans Hospitality Room, sponsored
by the Phoenix Military and Veterans Commission, was opened in Terminal 2. This terminal has undergone two renovation projects.
The first was completed in 1988. The second project, which cost $24 million and was designed by DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.,
was completed in 2007
The 880,000 square-feet, $35 million Terminal 3, designed by DWL Architects + Planners, Inc., broke ground in January 1977
opened in October 1979 and has 17 gates, separated into two concourses by a central building outside of security.
(Barry M. Goldwater Terminal) - Terminal 4, also designed by DWL Architects + Planners, Inc., opened in 1990 and has more
than 90 gates, divided into seven satellite concourses connected behind security.
Three northern concourses (gates A1-A14, A17-A30, B1-B14) serve US Airways and US Airways Express exclusively.
The northeastern concourse "B" houses the international gates (B23-B28).
The three southern concourses (gates C1-C10, C11-C20, D1-D8) serve Southwest Airlines exclusively.
TERMINAL 4 HANDLES ABOUT 80% OF THE TRAFFIC AT THE AIRPORT.
- Aeroméxico Connect, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle operated by SkyWest Airlines,
British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines and SkyWest Airlines,
Frontier Airlines operated also by Republic Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways,
Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Express operated also by ExpressJet and SkyWest Airlines,
US Airways, US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines and SkyWest Airlines and WestJet Airlines.
PHX SKY TRAIN
- The new Phoenix Sky Train is an automated people-mover, much like other airports, that will, by 2020, transport Sky Harbor
passengers from the 44th Street and Washington Light Rail station to Sky Harbor's East Economy Parking lot, through all
three terminals, then on to the Rental Car Center just west of the airport.
- Terminal 3 will be expanded and remodeled to accommodate the operators at Terminal 2, which is to be phased out.
Sky Harbor's southern-most runway (7R/25L) was fitted with three new safety features in October, 2010:
- Installation of runway status lights warning pilots of unsafe crossing.
- Two new runway exits.
- An extension of the runway's safety area in the event an airplane over-runs the runway.
- Terminal 2: - United Airlines United Club
- Terminal 4: - British Airways Terraces Lounge
- US Airways Club (3 locations - Concourses A1, A2, and B1)