Terminal Modernization

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Get to Know Your New Terminal 3 - Helpful Information for Travelers

Get more convenience and amazing views while the Terminal 3 Modernization Project enters its final phase.

The Terminal 3 Modernization Project will enhance the customer experience for travelers by providing a more efficient way of getting through the terminal. The modernization is planned as three distinct components to maximize flexibility and minimize impact to travelers.

Major attributes of the program are:

  • Consolidated security checkpoint
  • Additional ticket counters
  • Additional baggage processing capacity
  • Additional baggage claim carousels
  • New and expanded food concessions and retail
  • Additional gates as needed
  • Expanded curb for drop-off and pickup

The entire program represents an approximate cost of $590 million. Although the construction will be completed in individual components, the completion of the project is expected in 2020.

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Find out more about the architects and contractors who worked on this project.

Download the Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal 3 South Concourse Media Kit.


Component 1: Terminal Processor

We're improving the way you travel through America's Friendliest Airport®.

In December 2016, Phase 1 of the new, modernized Terminal 3 opened to the public.

New features include:

  • A new, consolidated security checkpoint to reduce wait times and get travelers to their gates faster.
  • Overhauled HVAC systems and vertical circulation systems.
  • New finishes in the interior and exterior.
  • Additional airline ticket counters.
  • More baggage handling capacity.

 Term3 MOD2-Apr. 21


See the December 5th Unveiling with Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Vice Mayor Kate Gallego and Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski.

Watch Mayor Greg Stanton give a walking behind-the-scenes tour of Terminal 3.

See a time-lapse video of the steel beam raising at Terminal 3.

See a design walkthrough of Terminal 3.


Component 2: South Concourse

Opened in January 2019, this component includes a new 15-gate South Concourse with new retail and restaurant opportunities, a 7,500-square-foot Delta Sky Club, the PHX Play-viation Park for kids, large airline hold rooms, and hearing loop connectivity in all gate areas.

South Concourse

The famed Phoenix Airport Museum will also continue to showcase unique public art on the walkway to the South Concourse and at the east end of the lobby on Level 4.

See the list of new restaurants and  new shops in Terminal 3.

Read the press release announcing the debut of the new concourse, shops and public art


Component 3: Terminal Passenger Flow Reconfiguration & Concessions Enhancement

Component 3 provides an upgraded customer experience for passengers using the north concourse, including food and beverage opportunities and enhanced customer amenities with new interior and exterior finishes.

Terminal 3 interior--restaurants and retail


Concept Illustrations




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