Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council in Arizona have officially unveiled the first phase of the modernized Terminal 3 (T3) facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The renovation has provided T3 with a larger consolidated security checkpoint and 31 new common-use ticket counters, enabling greater flexibility among the airlines. T3’s improved glass façades also offer spectacular views of the surrounding areas and provide an abundance of natural lighting. Additionally, a new Museum Gallery will be located post-security so that travelers can enjoy Arizona’s cultural and artistic heritage while waiting for their flights.
Phases two and three of the US$590m project will include replacing T3’s south concourse and adding new food and retail concessions as well as upgrading the north concourse with improved customer amenities. The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2020.
Speaking at the opening, Mayor Stanton said, “This enhanced terminal will help travelers find their way more intuitively while showcasing spectacular views of Camelback Mountain and the Phoenix skyline. As the largest economic engine in Arizona, these improvements to Sky Harbor will benefit not only travelers but the entire region.”
Kate Gallego, vice Mayor of Phoenix, said, “Phoenix Sky Harbor’s goal is to provide world-class customer service to each customer every day. We want to provide passengers with a superior travel experience in our state-of-the-art facility. Travelers will find not only the services they need, but extras they desire such as access to power at nearly every seat.”