Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport

Terminal Modernization

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

Read the press release detailing the great new retail and dining options coming to Terminal 3 in the next couple of years!

Convenience, efficiency and amazing views are on the way as we modernize Terminal 3.

The Terminal 3 Modernization Program 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 (in 2014 dollars.) 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.


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 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

Component 2: South Concourse

This is currently in progress and is expected to open by early 2019.

In this component, additional enhancements will be completed in the terminal processor including more baggage handling capacity and new concessions.  The south concourse has also been razed. A new 15-gate concourse will replace the structure and be configured in a linear fashion. Additional gates built at this concourse will enable the closure of Terminal Two to airline operations. Major improvements in this area will include new food and retail concessions, large airline hold rooms, and new customer amenities.

Terminal 3 South

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

NEPA Environmental Documentation