Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor PHX Airport Overview
According to SkyTrax, PHX ranked for year 2013 as number seven among the World's 'best airports in the 40-50 milion passenger category.
Sky Harbor Airport is only a few miles east of downtown Phoenix - surrounded by the Papago Freeway, 24th Street, Washington Street, 44th Street and Hohokam Expwy. It is also accessible from I-10 & I-17. Coming from SR 143, a new ramp connects directly to the Airport.
With three long parallel runways and serving over 40 million passengers annually, Phoenix PHX International is the primary regional hub and gateway to Mexico for US Airways, the third-largest hub for commuter airline Great Lakes, and focus city for Southwest (PHX's largest airline). PHX is served by a host of airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
Early-Bag-Check-in for Passengers of American, Southwest & US Airways is now available at: (a) East Economy Parking; and also at the new PHX Sky Train Station (at 44th St./ Washington Sta.). East Economy users can drop off bags before parking (look for signs when entering the lot). Metro light rail users can drop off bags at 44th St. /Washigton Station on level 2, east side. Do check your bags 90 mins prior to scheduled departure. (b)
Baggage check-in at Rental car Center: Passengers returning their rental car can now check in their bags at the Rental car center.
NOTE: March is PHX's busiest month - the Airport suggests that passengers arrive 2 hrs ahead of domestic, and 3 hrs ahead of international scheduled flight departures.
Passenger pickup/dropoff: Using the 44th St. PHX Sky Train Station (at SW corner of 44th St./ Washington.) has the advantage of early bag check service, kiosks to print out boarding passes, and quick transfer to terminals via Sky Train, a 5-min ride to T4, 7 min to T3, with walkway to T3 or T2. Addditionally, the Station has a fre Cell Phone Lot.
Sky Harbor Airport has three passenger terminals -T2, T3 & T4. (For paging use tel. 602-273-3456, for Lost/Found 602-273-3333; for parking 602-273-4545.)
Current and future Airport developments: The redevelopment of Terminal 3 is to include a Skytrain connection (now completed), expanded security screening, optimized North Concourse, expanded vertical circulation, east curb expansion, & ticketing. There are three distict project components:
1: Security checkpoint expansion; work involves expanding the two existing passenger screening and security areas for improved passenger flow - to be completed by mid-2015
2: Terminal passenger flow reconfiguration & enhancemen of concessions. Work will start 2015 & involves ticketing & baggage claim areas, expansion of concession areas, & curbside expansion - all to be completed by late 2017.
3: Lobby relocaton and the New South Concourse work starts 2016 - to be completed by 2019/20 when T2 is to close (later to be used for yet undetermined purpose).
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85034
- Website for Phoenix Sky Harbor: http://skyharbor.com
- Phone: (602) 273 3300