Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

You won’t find these top-notch services anywhere else

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is one of the largest commercial-grade airports in the United States of America. It is located in 5 kilometers (3 miles) southeast of downtown Phoenix, Maricopa County in Arizona. PHX is the largest and the busiest airport in the City of Arizona. Phoenix Sky Harbor is a domestic harbor as well as a hub for the Great Lakes Airlines, US Airways for passengers, and American Airlines for cargo. It serves Phoenix metropolitan area and operated by Phoenix Airport System. 


It is the fourth airport to be built in Phoenix City. In 1928 Scenic Airways built Sky Harbor with only one runway but the company collapsed after a year when the Black Friday Stock market crashed down. A company called Acme Investment then later took over the ownership or the airport until 1935. It’s in now 1935 that the City of Phoenix bought the airport at $100,000 from Acme Investment Company. Later after the warfare the airport commenced work on a new terminal for passengers and another two runways a parallel and a diagonal one.

In October 1952 Terminal 1 initially called “West Terminal” was opened, it had the first control tower of the airport. It operated until 1991 when it was interchanged to a cell phone waiting lot.

The master plan of the airport was redesigned to do away with cross runway so as to create a new terminal in 1952. America and Trans World Airlines in 1960 and 1961, respectively started jet services to Phoenix and later in 1962 terminal 2 earlier termed as “East Terminal” (which up to now is still being used) was opened. In October 1979 Terminal 3 was opened  

In 1966 Bonanza Airlines which was in Las Vegas relocated its headquarters to Phoenix and merged with two airlines thus forming Air West that later became Hughes Airwest. In 1978 after airline deregulation a new airline was planned for by Ed Beauvais the former executive of Hughes Airwest and come 1981 he established America West Airlines. In 1983 it commenced service from Phoenix. It doubled its size within its first year and in a decade it had a countrywide networks.

As that was going in January 1982 on Southwest Airlines came to phoenix with 13 daily flights going to 12 cities and 64 daily flights by 1986 from phoenix. Construction of Terminal 4 commenced in 1989 and later opened on November 1990 becoming the largest of all terminals but the construction of the four concourses N1, N2, N3 and N4 ended in 2004.

Transportation Security Administration in 2007 brought in the first backscatter X-ray equipment at PHX. The airport has since had tremendous growth thus bringing developments to the city of phoenix.


ThePhoenix Sky Harbor International Airporthas a huge chain of airlines that flying to destinations with fleets like the British Airways, Air Canada Rouge, Alaska Airlines, America Airlines, Great Lakes, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, US Airways, Empire Airlines and other major airlines. PHX has continually been advancing its services to different and more flights.


Phoenix Sky Harbor airport has within the years been recognized for its top-notch services and leadership. This has made it earn accolades which include:

·         Its Terminal 4 was named as “the Terminal with the best Customer Services” at the annual exhibition and conference in Maryland.

·         It was awarded as the airport with the Best Concessions Program Design in the division of large airports in 2009.

·         In 2010 it was awarded as the airport having the Best Overall Concessions Program in the Category of the Large Airports but it had tied with two others.

Routes and destinations

The Phoenix Sky Harbor airport fly’s to any destination in the world both domestic and international destinations. It offers services to more than 20 international destinations and 80 domestic locations. Among them are like the British Airways that renders the only transatlantic flight of the airport that has full time service to London-Heathrow. It also has the American Airlines and Volaris that offer full time service to cities in Mexico. The West Jet, American Airline and Air Canada which offers services to some parts of Canada. The Alaska Airlines and American Airline going to Alaska. The America Airlines also fly’s Central America.  


Why fly with Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)

How to check in

Passengers can check-in for bookings and reservations through the airports website or at the airport’s customer desk. Individuals a passenger should:

·         Select the airline they want from the menu then visit the specific website of the airline to check on the arrival and departure times, its policies and services.

·         Not leave before making sure that the name on the ticket matches with the names on other Identifications issued by the government during his or her travel.

·         Contact the airline he/she will be using to travel at least two days before so as to confirm the travelling schedule and also check the flight status.

·         Arrive at the airport 2 hours before travel within US and 3 hours for International travel.

Baggage and allowance

PHX Airport has several checking and screening programs which include the TSA PreCheck and the Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry. There are different rates at which the luggage is charged depending on the size and weight. Information about the charges is on the airport’s website.


The seating and arrangement position differs among one airline or flight. More information can be obtained at the customer’s desk or on the airport’s website.

Booking fee

Each and every airline has its own booking fees. It is therefore important to check on the airports website to confirm the charges.


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 Airport Contact Details

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

3400 Sky Harbor Blvd,
AZ 85034,

Tel:+1 (1)602 2733300


 Location Details

Longitude:112° 0' 42'' W
Latitude:33° 25' 59'' N

 Airport Location

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