Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is Arizona's largest and busiest airport, serving more than 40 million passengers a year. The airport offers non-stop service to destinations around the world, as well as numerous connecting flights. Phoenix Sky Harbor is also home to several airline and passenger services, including a variety of restaurants and shops. The 2nd and 3rd largest in Arizona are Tucson International and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport History
The airport first opened in 1929, J. Parker Van Zandt, the owner of Scenic Airways. Originally named "Sky Harbor", the airport was initially used as a private landing strip for planes carrying airmail. In 1934, the city of Phoenix purchased the land and expanded the facility. The airport underwent further expansion in the 1940s and 1950s, as the city continued to grow. In 1968, the airport was renamed "Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport" to reflect its status as a major hub for air travel.
Today, Phoenix Sky Harbor is one of the busiest airports in the United States, serving more than 40 million passengers each year. The airport offers non-stop service to destinations around the world, as well as numerous connecting flights. Phoenix Sky Harbor is also home to several airline and passenger services, including many shops and restaurants.
Why is Phoenix Airport Called Sky Harbor?
Owner Van Zandt came up with the name...however, there are no confirmed facts as to why he named it Sky Harbor.
How many Terminals are at Phoenix Sky Harbor?
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has two terminals: Terminals 3 and 4.
Terminal 3 is named after the late Arizona senator John S. McCain III and has 25 active gates...it's largest carriers at the terminal being United and Delta.
The West Terminal, now known as Terminal 4, has 85 gates and is the home of American Airlines, the airport's largest tenant, as well as Southwest Airlines. Sky Harbor's international facility is also located in Terminal 4.
Airlines That Fly In and Out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
The following airlines have regularly scheduled passenger flights in an out of PHX:
- American Airlines [include American Eagle?]
- Southwest Airlines
- United Airlines [united express]
- Spirit Airlines
- Delta Air Lines [delta connection]
- Alaska Airlines
- Allegiant Air
- Air Canada [air canada express]
- Advanced Air
- British Airways
- Sun Country Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- Contour Airlines
- Boutique Air
- Denver Air Connection
- Hawaiian Airlines
Airport Code: PHX
Sky Harbor (PHX) has three runways:
- 8/26 - 11,489 feet long
- 7L/25R - 10,300 feet long
7R/25L - 7,800 feet long
Phoenix PHX Sky Train Terminal (for Parking and Phoenix Metro)
The PHX Sky Train is an automated people mover that connects passengers from the Valley Metro Rail to all of sky harbor's terminals. The system is free to ride and runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
How long does it take to get from the airport to downtown Phoenix?
The light rail takes about 45 minutes to get from the airport to downtown Phoenix (depending on traffic).
How much does it cost to park at the airport?
The cost of parking at the airport varies depending on the lot and length of stay. The cheapest option is the East Economy Parking Lot, which costs $11 per day. For more information on parking rates, click here.
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Contact Information
3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA
Phone: +1 602 273-3300