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Your Complete Guide to Phoenix Airport

Dubbed America’s friendliest airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International in Arizona serves the city of Phoenix and belongs to one of the 10 busiest airports in the USA.

Every day some 1,500 aircraft movements help 100,000 passengers to arrive or depart. The combined efforts of cargo and passenger transport represent a staggering $90 million per day in terms of economic importance to the State of Arizona. Every day 600 tons of air cargo are handled at Phoenix Airport, not bad, considering that it was purchased for $35,000 in cash with a $64,000 mortgage in 1935.

The total airport site occupies some 3,000 acres and the three operational terminals can handle up to 40 million passengers per annum. Phoenix Airport parking lots, underground, covered and open-air, provide parking spaces for more than 25,000 vehicles, including oversized parking. There are further development plans in the offing, as Sky Harbor has almost reached terminal capacity and also requires better infrastructure in terms of road and rail connections thanks to increased passenger numbers.

Domestic and international airlines using Phoenix are among others Aero México, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. Sky Harbour offers flights to 80 domestic destinations and 21 international flight routes.

On the international routes Sky Harbor Airport can offer flights to among others Cancun, Mexico City and Guayamas in Mexico, San Jose in Costa Rica, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Victoria in Canada as well as London in the UK.

Most airlines based at the airport offer self-service check-in for greater passenger convenience. Throughout the terminals there are kiosks, where self-service check-ins are possible, even for passengers with luggage this will work out twice as fast as queuing for a customer service desk to deal with the check-in.

Phoenix Airport has its own Car Rental Centre, where passengers with a reservation can pick up their keys, documents and rental vehicle. A convenient shuttle service takes passengers with a car hire booking to the Car Rental Centre , where well-known car hire suppliers like Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty among others have their rental counters.

A metro light rail network also runs near the airport, connecting Sky Harbor with the cities of Phoenix, Tempe and Messa. Within the airport the PHX Shuttle is free and goes to all three terminals every day of the week, running every 12 to 20 minutes. It picks up from the metro station at 44th Street and Washington, where passengers can also board buses for routes 1, 3 and 44. From Phoenix city the bus line 13 connects directly to the airport.

Taxi ranks can be found outside Terminal 2 on the north curb side, Terminal 3 at the north curb side and at Terminal 4, level 1 at the north curb side. The three official taxi operators are Apache Taxi, AAA/Yellow Cab and Mayflower Cab. The fare is calculated per vehicle and mileage, not by the number of passengers and their luggage. The first mile costs $5.00 and every further mile travelled costs $2.30 with a minimum fare of $15.

In addition, there are limousine services available from terminals 2, 3 and 4 as well as Super Shuttle services, which operate on a 24 hour basis. Vans depart every 15 minutes between the hours of 9.00 am and 9.00 pm. These shuttle vans can be found outside Terminal 2 on the north curb side, at Terminal 3 at the north and south curb side and at Terminal 4, level 1 at the north and south curb side also.

At the baggage reclaim area passengers will find a courtesy telephone with direct connections to hotels and various resorts. Some of these organisations offer their own courtesy vehicles for passenger transportation.

Terminal 2 at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport offers passengers a number of restaurants, cafes and bars such as the Phoenix All-Stars Sports Bar or the Round Table Pizza place or the Paradise Bakery Café, where snacks and light refreshments can be found. A small number of shops for newspapers and magazines and various sundries are also available.

ATM banking facilities, restrooms, free wireless internet connections, a play area for children, the Phoenix Airport Museum Exhibition and a staffed information counter are also located in Terminal 2. The other terminals all have various services and shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to offer, too, while the museum has changing exhibitions as well as permanent features such as a 1917 WWI plane on display.

For more information about Sky Harbor International Airport, please visit the official airport website at http://skyharbour.com.

The Air Transport Association (IATA) code for Phoenix Airport is PHX. It is also known as Sky Harbor International We have provided the GPS coordinates which are as follows 33.43333, -112.03333 to help either your arrival or perhaps give you directions from the airport to your chosen destination.

Find below a choice of Airlines, destination and flight times from Phoenix.

Destination Weekly Flights Distance
Los Angeles (LAX) 177 592 Km (368 Miles)
Las Vegas (LAS) 164 411 Km (255 Miles)
Denver (DEN) 162 970 Km (603 Miles)
San Diego (SAN) 135 486 Km (302 Miles)
Salt Lake City (SLC) 126 818 Km (508 Miles)
Albuquerque (ABQ) 102 530 Km (329 Miles)
Seattle (SEA) 101 1,781 Km (1,107 Miles)
Tucson (TUS) 98 179 Km (111 Miles)
Dallas (DFW) 98 1,396 Km (867 Miles)
Chicago O'Hare (ORD) 96 2,315 Km (1,439 Miles)