Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport debuts new concourse, shops and restaurants

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the second part of its Terminal 3 Modernization Program – a brand new concourse and remodeled post-security lobby area.

The new South Concourse and lobby feature 15 airline gates and all-new shops, restaurants and passenger amenities, as well as views of Phoenix’s desert landscape and an abundance of natural lighting.

Travelers will also find access to power from nearly every seat, a new state-of-the-art Delta Sky Club, a children’s play area known as PHX Play-Viation Park, and other amenities such as a nursing room, an Animal Relief Area, and public art installations.

“The ongoing modernization of Terminal 3 is important to Phoenix’s largest economic driver – Sky Harbor. I am excited Terminal 3 will showcase some of our best local dining and retail options, along with public art installations and new amenities that will improve the travel experience for the millions of passengers who come through Sky Harbor every year,” said Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams.

The US$590m (£462m) project was funded through airport revenues such as parking, concessions and tenant fees. The third and final phase of the renovation of the North Concourse will also include new shops, restaurants and amenities, and will be completed in 2020.

“With the innovative modernization of the Terminal 3 concourse, the traveling experience just became even easier and more enjoyable. I am thrilled that we continue to solidify Sky Harbor’s reputation as a first-class airport,” commented councilwoman Felicita Mendoza, District 8, the district where Sky Harbor is located.

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