Construction work has started on the Terminal 3 (T3) modernization program at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona. The project will create a consolidated security checkpoint, additional ticket counters, new baggage carousels, new restaurants, additional shops and an expanded curb for passenger pick-up and drop-off. The first phase of the program is underway with a scheduled completion date of summer 2016.
Greg Stanton, mayor of Phoenix, said, “This program will fundamentally change the way travelers use T3. With an expanded security checkpoint and additional ticket counters, travelers will find a superior and modern terminal that showcases Arizona’s natural sunlight and beauty while also providing an efficient way to move through the terminal.”
A number of changes have already taken place at T3 with the removal of an old pedestrian walkway, the relocation of the Pet Park, and the closure of two restaurants and a gift shop pre-security. A temporary bar has also been opened pre-security near Paradise Bakery.
Kate Gallego, councilwoman for Phoenix, said, “Customer service is extremely important to us. This project is taking place in phases so that we can ensure the least amount of disruption to our customers. These new enhancements will allow us to continue providing a world-class experience to every customer every day.”