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Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal 4’s Eighth Concourse Opens

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport held a grand opening event of its Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4 on June 17 before opening it to the public on June 20. The new $310 million eight-gate concourse adds 275,000 square feet in space and serves Southwest Airlines.

The concourse also adds 130,000 new square feet of world-class dining and retail options for travelers to enjoy while visiting the airport. This will include local shops and restaurants. The concessionaires will open later this year, and in the meantime, kiosks are available to service customers.

T4S1-2The concourse offers and array of customer amenities. The project includes a variety of features including a new transfer bridge connecting the south concourses to the north. This means travelers can easily connect between A and D gates.

This concourse provides spectacular views of the Phoenix landscape. Looking south, passengers will see South Mountain Park in the distance. They will also have a nice view of the Air National Guard 161st Refueling Wing.

To take advantage of these landscapes, the new concourse boasts 14,000 square  feet of electrochromic glazing which is intelligent, tinted glass for enhanced passenger comfort and improved energy efficiency. The View Smart window technologies use artificial intelligence to automatically adjust to the sun so passengers can comfortably sit right up next to the windows without experiencing excessive heat or glare.

To further capture the uniquely Arizona feel of this concourse, a Diamondhead Baffle ceiling mimicking the sand dunes of the desert hangs in the concourse. The materials used were made from recycled water bottles.

T4S1-3There is also public art featured in the walkway to the concourse. Artist Susan Logoreci designed “Phoenix Lights, Phoenix Rising.” The floor shows aerial views of the Phoenix landscape with airplane shaped windows and views along the walls.

The “Amenities Zone” includes a nursing room, family restroom, Animal Relief Area, vending and ATM machines. The new concourse also features other customer amenities like access to charging stations in every seat, “tech” tables providing workspace with charging stations and hearing loop incorporated in all hold rooms.

Read our press release to learn more about all the new amenities.


 

Condor

Condor Non-Stop Service Returns to Phoenix Sky Harbor

On May 21, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport welcomed back Condor Airlines, which resumed its nonstop Phoenix-Frankfurt flight. Condor flights originally began in May 2018, with service now returning on Thursdays and Saturdays through September. Those looking to connect to other European destinations will find Condor offers easy connections to get to numerous destinations across Europe. The ribbon cutting was attended by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Representative of the German Honorary Consul in Arizona Carolin Gey, Condor officials and more.

Book your seat at condor.com


 

lip balm

America’s Friendliest Airport® Cares 
(about your lips)

We care (about your lips) is a summer fun campaign reminding everyone to stay safe in our summer sun. During the week of June 27 to July 3, our Navigator volunteers around the airport will be distributing  lip balm to our airport visitors.

It’s just a little something we are doing to show we care this summer.


 

Tour

Mesa Public School’s State Teacher of the Year, Nancy Parra-Quinlan, stopped by with 28 kids in their Aerospace Academy to learn all about the airport. 

 

Take an Airport Tour

The summer heat makes the list of activities for kids home on summer break pretty limited. Did you know we can help?  America’s Friendliest Airport® hosts a fun free program for individuals, families, and groups alike, including pre-scheduled tours.

The tours provide attendees with an Airport overview. Participants will learn about Phoenix Sky Harbor’s fascinating history, its unique customer amenities, and upcoming projects which are aimed to further enhance the passenger experience. During the tour, attendees will gain a better understanding of Airport operations and ride the PHX Sky Train®.

To participate, individuals and groups must sign up in advance on the Airport’s website. Plan on joining a tour to learn more about all that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has to offer. Impress your friends and family with what you’ve learned and help prepare yourself for future travel.

To find out more, please visit skyharbor.com/tours.


 

PHXReserve

PHX RESERVE

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport guests may reserve a time at the TSA Security Checkpoint screening area through a new program called PHX Reserve.

Participation in the PHX Reserve program is optional and free for all travelers.  It provides travelers with the ability to enter the security checkpoint at a designated time so that they do not have to wait in the line to get up to the checkpoint. This program provides travelers with the standard security screening process, so those guests who participate in other trusted traveler programs, such as TSA PreCheck ®, will not be able to use their benefits in this lane.

Reservation times can be made for between 60 minutes and four hours before a passenger’s flight. Passengers traveling as a group (up to 10) can also reserve an appointment as one.

Travelers should plan ahead and make their reservations in advance. Reservations can be made online up to 72 hours in advance of flight departure. Learn more about PHX RESERVE by going to skyharbor.com/PHXReserve.


 

JobFair

Next Airport Job Fair Held July 12

Looking for a job or know someone who is? The next airport job fair will be held on Tuesday, July 12, from 12–4 p.m. at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station. Many airport vendors will be available to meet with prospective employees.

Job opportunities at the airport include positions in aviation support, passenger customer service, facilities, automotive, mobility services, retail, dining, and other industries.

Candidates will have the opportunity to speak with representatives to discuss available positions, begin the application process, fill out required paperwork and in some cases, have the opportunity to interview on-site. Transit passes will be available for those attendees who need one.

To learn more and to see which companies are planning to participate, visit our Jobs page.


 

Birdwatchers

Birdwatcher’s Report

This US Navy Boeing CMV-22B Osprey made an unexpected stop at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport earlier this month. The overnight stay for service caught the attention of Birdwatchers seeing this amazing aircraft.

Photo by Kenny Brock.


 

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