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May 2022

Check Out These New Routes

Air Canada

Air Canada launched the resumption of its direct flight to Montreal. The route had been on pause since March 2020 due to the pandemic. The twice-weekly flight will now be year-round instead of seasonal and it will be on Air Canada’s mainline product that has more features than past service. The flight is also timed to make easy connections to and from Europe.

Airport staff, the Arizona Office of Tourism, the airline, and Canadian Honorary Counsel Glenn Williamson greeted the first inbound passengers who arrived at 8:07 p.m. on May 3. The outbound travelers on May 4 were treated to cookies commemorating the occasion.

The flight will arrive in Phoenix Tuesdays and Saturdays and departing flights will fly to Montreal Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Frontier launched daily service from Phoenix to Chicago Midway on April 28.


Condor will be resuming its direct flight from Phoenix to Frankfurt, Germany on May 21. The twice weekly service provides not only an easy way to get to Germany, but a convenient way to make connections across Europe.

Reserve Parking Now and Get Ahead on Your Summer Vacation Plans

Want to get the best parking rates online and avoid summer rideshare prices? Reserve your parking now and get a great deal to boot.

Terminal garage parking is convenient, and through June 19, you can get $20 off your total parking purchase when you park in a terminal garage three or more days. Go to and add SUMMER22 to the promo code window to begin saving.

While you’re there, register for our Loyalty Program (there's no fee to enroll) before your next reservation and start earning points for free parking.

This promotion applies only to online reservations booked through and promo code SUMMER22 must be used at the time of booking to receive discount. Promotional discount does not apply to previously booked reservations.

The Eighth Concourse is More Ready Than Ever

Terminal 4’s Eighth Concourse is ready to open! Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego recently announced that the first flights out of the concourse will be on June 20.

In its current construction phase, the concourse recently achieved a significant milestone. On April 29, the project reached substantial completion for construction, which signifies the turnover of the facility from the contractor to the airport for operational readiness. Over the next few weeks, the airport will be conducting operational readiness activities necessary for the activation of the new concourse.

For more information on the project, visit

May is Museum Month

May is Museum Month and we are celebrating our very own Phoenix Airport Museum. Did you know that art at the Airport has been a tradition since the 1960s? Check out these other fun facts:

  • The original Sky Harbor Art Program became the Phoenix Airport Museum in 1988.
  • The museum’s first exhibition featured children’s artwork about dental hygiene.
  • The Phoenix Airport Museum currently has more than 40 changing exhibition areas throughout the entire Phoenix Airport System, including Sky Harbor, Deer Valley and Goodyear Airports, as well as the Rental Car Center.
  • There are more than 1,000 artworks in the museum’s collection. This includes large-scale artwork, like artist-designed terrazzo floors and outdoor sculptures, as well as “portable works” like paintings, ceramics, fine art prints and other art mediums. Like most museums, only about five to 10 percent of the collection is on display at a given time.
  • Over the last 34 years, the Phoenix Airport Museum has curated more than 530 exhibitions featuring a wide range of art and historical themes highlighting Arizona’s culture.
  • Some of the past exhibition themes included motorcycle culture, hand-painted skateboards, vintage flight attendant uniforms and instruments from a local guitar-making school.
  • Currently, there are 21 exhibitions on display and 152 artists on view throughout the airport.
  • Because Sky Harbor is the front door to our city and state, the Phoenix Airport Museum’s art and exhibitions present visitors with the inexhaustible variety of artistic talent and cultural resources Arizona has to offer.

Find out more about what’s on display at

Phoenix Job Fair Jun to July 12 to August 2nd

We’re hiring! Our Job Fairs are continuing throughout the spring and summer months. Visit to learn more.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Offers Eight Travel Tips to Help You Travel Safely this Memorial Day

Read through our helpful travel tips to avoid any last-minute hiccups

PHOENIX – This summer, the travel season rebounds as industry experts predict more Americans will travel this summer than at any time since the start of the pandemic.

Passenger counts continue to increase across the nation as people begin leisurely traveling again and with the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Phoenix Sky Harbor is expecting to see an increase in passengers, nearly back to pre-pandemic levels.

Travelers can expect continued safety protocols. Though masks are no longer mandated for travel, the CDC recommended mask-wearing while traveling. Phoenix Sky Harbor will have face coverings and other PPE items are available for purchase at airport shops and PPE vending machines. Hand-sanitizing stations are still available and other contactless processes will still be followed.

Here are a few tips from America’s Friendliest Airport® to help ease the stress of passengers returning to the sky.

  • Tip #1 – Pack a face covering and other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hand sanitizer. The Federal Mask Mandate has been lifted; however, the CDC continues to recommend that people wear masks while flying to ensure the safety and well-being of the traveling public, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Some airlines may still require travelers to wear a mask. Check with your airline for specific requirements.
  • Tip #2 – Traveling internationally? Check your destination’s entry requirements. Some destinations may require a negative COVID-19 test for entry. COVID-19 testing is offered pre-security in Terminal 4 at Treat. The U.S. still also requires a negative test when returning on an international flight. Be sure to check with your airline and destination for specific information.
  • Tip #3– Reserve your parking in advance. Enjoy the convenience of Sky Harbor Discount Parking and save money while reserving your spot at any of our parking facilities.
  • Tip #4 – Double-check what’s in your bags. Make sure to look through your bags and review the TSA Prohibited Items List the night before your flight.
  • Tip #5 – Check the flight status with the airline before coming to the airport to catch a flight or to pick-up/drop-off loved ones. Flight status can be checked on the airline’s website or at
  • Tip #6 – Give yourself extra time. Arrive early and check security wait times online. If you are traveling domestically, arrive two hours before your flight, three hours if you are traveling internationally. Travelers can also check current TSA security checkpoint wait times on the homepage of and on the flight information screens in the Airport once they arrive. Traveling in Terminal 4? You can use any security checkpoint to access your gate.
  • Tip #7 – Reduce your time in the security checkpoint line. Our PHX RESERVE program allows you to save your space and reduce the wait. Make a reservation up to three days before your flight departs. You’ll be provided with a time to enter a designated checkpoint where you’ll begin the standard security process. This program is open to travelers of any airline, though if you have TSA PreCheck, it’s recommended you use the TSA PreCheck Program. Learn more.
  • Tip #8 – Reserve your rental car in advance. No matter where you are traveling, it’s always a good idea to reserve your rental car in advance as vehicles may be limited for walk-up customers.

PHX Sky Train® Testing Informational Video

Wondering why we have overnight shutdowns of the PHX Sky Train®? Special Projects Administrator and PHX Sky Train® Phase 2 Project Manager Anne Kurtenbach provides insight on the PHX Sky Train® testing process and what to expect before the launch of the Phase 2 extension later this year. Watch the video here.

Save Your Place. Reduce Your Wait.

Save Your Place. Reduce Your Wait.

City Council Approves Taxiway U

On April 20, Phoenix City Council approved the plans to build a new cross-field taxiway at Sky Harbor, the first to connect the north and south airfields from the west side of the terminals. This taxiway will provide a needed crossing west of Terminal 3 and help to improve the flow of aircraft between the two airfields. This is also significant as it will be the first City of Phoenix project to benefit from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, an investment in long-term Arizona infrastructure, including airport development, which was passed by Congress late last year.

The project is estimated to cost $260 million, of which $194 million is anticipated to come from the Infrastructure Law with the remaining funds covered by Passenger Facility Charges and other airport revenues. This will be the fourth cross-field taxiway at Sky Harbor and will be known as Taxiway Uniform (U) to follow the other three taxiways named after the aviation alphabet (from east to west are Romeo, Sierra, Tango). It will be approximately 2,160 feet long, designed to accommodate a Group V aircraft, meaning the wingspan will be under the 214 feet, for normal operations. It is currently in the design phase with construction anticipated to last through 2026.

Birdwatcher's Report

Earlier this month, British Airways A350 (left) arrived at our airport. This aircraft is now serving the Phoenix-London Heathrow Route. With 331 seats, it’s the first to feature British Airways’ Club World cabin – Club Suite and is one of the most fuel-efficient aircraft in the world.

Bird Watcher United







A local photographer was out spotting in March and captured United Flight 2223 (above) arriving from LAX. Thanks Brad Kathrins for sharing this image.