Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona has been named top large airport in the USA by The Wall Street Journal.
The newspaper measured three critical factors for its annual Airport Rankings study – convenience, reliability and value. It examined 14 different measures within these categories, as well as surveying more than 2,500 subscribers.
Phoenix ranked particularly high for its average Yelp rating for restaurants and saw a major improvement in its wi-fi speed, where was the second fastest among the large airports.
The airport also scored well for its on-time arrivals as well as its low taxi-to-take-off times.
A US$2bn capital investment program is currently underway at Phoenix Sky Harbor. It includes the modernization of Terminal 3. Earlier this year, a new South Concourse opened with all-new shops, local restaurants, customer amenities such as access to charging stations from nearly every seat, a Delta Sky Club, a children’s play area, and more. The renovated North Concourse will open in 2020, completing the project.
Also underway is the extension of the PHX Sky Train to the Rental Car Center and a new eight-gate concourse to be occupied by Southwest Airlines at the Airport’s busiest terminal, Terminal 4.
The airport also ranked high for its proximity and ease of use when traveling to and from downtown Phoenix.