Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

How Projects Are Paid For

PHX Sky Train on tracks

Project Funding

Sky Harbor ranks in the bottom 20 percent of the nation’s largest airports in terms of costs for passengers and airlines. And the city of Phoenix is committed to keeping costs low.

Who pays for Airport development?

The cost is shared by revenues generated through enterprises such as parking, restaurants, retailers, etc. For some projects (other than the PHX Sky Train) costs may also be shared by airlines. In some cases, Passenger Facility Charges (the $4.50 added to your ticket) and bonds are utilized.

What’s this plan going to cost the airlines?

Airline costs increase on average 5 percent per year over 10 years resulting in a steady increase to the cost per enplaned passenger. This conservative approach allows Sky Harbor to continue to be a moderately priced airport relative to other U.S. airports and minimizes the financial impact on our airline partners.