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American Airlines Initiates Service from Phoenix to Tijuana, Mexico

PHOENIX – America’s Friendliest Airport® is excited to announce the start of American Airlines’ new international service to Tijuana, Mexico. Daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport began  Feb. 15, 2024.

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America’s Friendliest Airport® Celebrates Valentine’s Day with Art

PHOENIX – America's Friendliest Airport® is always dedicated to elevating the customer experience and this Valentine’s Day passengers traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be treated to a unique art event. 

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Sees Busiest Year Ever

PHOENIX – 2023 was a monumental year for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with a record-breaking day, national and international honors, and new innovations. The year-end passenger numbers for America’s Friendliest Airport® show that PHX has reached a new passenger milestone, and 2023 is the busiest year ever in its history.

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Air France to Begin Phoenix-Paris Flight

PHOENIX – Air France has announced the start of new nonstop service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France. This marks the first time there will be nonstop service between Phoenix and France. Service on the Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner aircraft will begin May 23, 2024, and will operate three days per week for the summer season (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Flights will leave Paris at 10:10 a.m., arriving in Phoenix at 12:10 p.m. then depart Phoenix at 2:10 p.m., arriving in Paris the next day at 9:15 a.m.

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Award-Winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop Returns

PHOENIX – Arizona’s busy travel season is well underway. However, thinking about travel or planning a future getaway can be overwhelming for an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia. With the new year, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) proudly announces the return of our award-winning Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop.

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Breeze Announces New Nonstop Service to San Bernardino from Phoenix

PHOENIX – Breeze Airways, the U.S.’ only NLCC, or ‘Nice Low Cost Carrier,’ today announced new nonstop service from Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport to San Bernardino, CA. The route will be serviced twice-weekly beginning February 15 through June 2, 2024, with fares starting from just $39* one way.

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A Festive Thank You from America’s Friendliest Airport®

PHOENIX – Throughout America’s Friendliest Airport,® the signs of the holiday season are emerging as the festive decorations adorn the terminals. The spirit of the season is also in full swing as Airport staff is hard at work getting the airport ready for the second annual 12 Days of Gratitude customer appreciation event.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Claims Top Honors

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was once again named the top airport in the nation among large airports by the Wall Street Journal. Fewest flight cancellations, taxi out time, and rideshare fees were among PHX’s top scores in the Wall Street Journal’s annual Airports Ranking study. This is the second time that Phoenix Sky Harbor has received this prestigious ranking. The Airport was previously ranked number 1 in 2019.

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Don’t Let Holiday Travel Gobble Up Your Patience

PHOENIX - ‘Tis the season for travel. With the fast-approaching Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to start planning now. America’s Friendliest Airport® is offering the following tips to ensure that holiday travel doesn’t gobble up your patience.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Launches Green Curb Program

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4 recently celebrated the opening of an assortment of new restaurants from Bobby’s Burgers to Pedal Haus Brewery and more. But America’s Friendliest Airport® isn’t done. Yesterday, Phoenix City Council approved the recommended proposals for the second phase of new concessions on the Airport’s new concourse.

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More Innovative Shops and Restaurants Coming to Terminal 4

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4 recently celebrated the opening of an assortment of new restaurants from Bobby’s Burgers to Pedal Haus Brewery and more. But America’s Friendliest Airport® isn’t done. Yesterday, Phoenix City Council approved the recommended proposals for the second phase of new concessions on the Airport’s new concourse.

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Condor Wraps Up Successful PHX Season, Prepares for Brand New Aircraft to Fly PHX Next Season

Condor Airlines, in September, wrapped up a very successful season that started in May with nonstop flights from Phoenix to Frankfurt, Germany. The service was three times weekly, up from twice weekly in 2022.

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Out of this World Exhibition “Lands” at Phoenix Sky Harbor

A NASA space mission to a small, metallic "world" captured the imagination of university students around the country. The mission’s destination, Psyche, is an asteroid located between Mars and Jupiter that may offer a unique window into Earth’s core.

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When Escaping the Arizona Summer, Make Sure You Stay Cool with These Labor Day Travel Tips

Each year, as Labor Day approaches, many Arizonans celebrate the holiday with a timely trip away from the triple digits. If you are looking to escape over the Labor Day weekend to a cooler destination, we are offering some valuable tips. It is very important for passengers to plan ahead before they travel through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Chad R. Makovsky, A.A.E., ACE, IACE Earns Professional Airport Accreditation

Chad R. Makovsky, A.A.E., ACE, IACE, Director of Aviation Services, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ, has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

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American to Add Two New Destinations From Phoenix Sky Harbor Beginning in February

This February, American Airlines will add two new destinations to its route map that are exclusively served by its Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) hub.

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PHX to Exit Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority in June 2024

The City of Phoenix has notified the CEO and Board of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) that effective June 30, 2024 it will conclude its membership with the PMGAA.

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American to Add More Flights to its Winter Schedule From Phoenix Sky Harbor

This November, American Airlines will add more than 25 daily departures from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Awarded $10M RAISE Grant for Cultural Corridor

The City of Phoenix Aviation Department is the recipient of a $10 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. The funding will be used to create a Cultural Corridor that reconnects disadvantaged and underserved communities adjacent to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with Downtown Phoenix.

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PHX Sky Harbor Hosts Dementia Friendly Air Travel Workshop

PHOENIX – The summer travel season is in full swing, and many are already making travel plans for the busy end of the year holiday season. However, for an estimated seven million people in the United States experiencing dementia thinking about travel or planning a future getaway can be overwhelming.

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Take a Road Trip at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

America’s most famous highway, Route 66, the Mother Road, has lured travelers west since it first opened in 1926. Now, you can catch a glimpse of sites along this iconic route at America's Friendliest Airport®.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Reminds Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

PHOENIX – The summer travel season begins with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  As the number of people traveling continues to increase and people continue to focus on leisure travel, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is expecting robust summer travel passenger volume.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Bond Rating Upgrade, Record Passenger Numbers Echo Tourism Recovery

PHOENIX – Moody’s Investors Services (Moody’s) raised its long-term rating to Aa2 from Aa3 on Phoenix Civic Improvement Corporation’s (CIC) senior-lien general airport revenue bonds (GARBs) and raised its long-term rating to Aa3 from A1 on CIC’s junior-lien GARBs, issued on behalf of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a Winner in IDC Government Insights’ Sixth Annual Smart Cities North America Awards

PHOENIX – America’s Friendliest Airport® is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of an award in the IDC Government Insights’ sixth annual Smart Cities North America Awards (SCNAA) in the category of Digital Equity and Accessibility.

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City of Phoenix Aviation Department Files Legal Action Against Tempe

Planned Tempe Residential Developments Fail to Protect Sky Harbor and the Community.

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Night at the Museum: Art and Science Come to Life at PHX Sky Harbor

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Airport Museum hosts its first ever Night at the Museum event at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Friday, March 24, from 4-7 pm at the Terminal 4, level 3 gallery.

 

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Busy Spring Travel Season Made Easy with Travel Tips from PHX

America’s Friendliest Airport® is seeing record numbers of passengers already this year and it is going to be even busier this month with Spring Break vacationers.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Sets Record for Busiest Day Ever

Monday, Feb. 13, marked a milestone day for America’s Friendliest Airport® as more than 200,000 visitors came through the airport. This is the single busiest day in Phoenix Sky Harbor International’s history.

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PHX Sky Harbor Looks Forward to Welcoming Super Bowl LVII Visitors to AZ

America's Friendliest Airport® is looking forward to welcoming travelers to Arizona for Super Bowl LVII. 

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PHX Debuts Final Stage of the PHX Sky Train®

Customers can now easily connect between the Terminals and Rental Car Center.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Becomes First Airport in the World to Offer Waymo Rider-Only Autonomous Vehicle Service

PHOENIX, AZ – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has set another milestone today with Waymo launching fully autonomous vehicle service to the general public at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego arrived today at the 44th Street and Washington PHX Sky Train® Station via a Waymo vehicle to launch the new service.

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Something Special is Coming to America’s Friendliest Airport®

PHOENIX – America’s Friendliest Airport® is kicking off the holiday season with a special initiative designed to show appreciation. The 12 Days of Gratitude will commence on December 5 and run through December 16. 

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Breeze Airways™ Debuts in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ (November 19, 2022) – Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, is adding twice-weekly service from Phoenix, AZ, to Charleston, SC, and Provo, UT, on Saturday ahead of four additional destinations beginning in February 2023.

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Start Planning for the Holiday Season with These Helpful Tips

It’s time to start planning holiday travel, and for travelers flying someplace this Thanksgiving, here are some handy tips for navigating America’s Friendliest Airport®.

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American Airlines Adds More Flights to Phoenix in February, Welcoming More Sports Fans to the City

Phoenix Sky Harbor’s largest airline increases service, giving sports fans more ways to see February’s top sporting events in person.

PHOENIX — American Airlines, Phoenix’s hometown airline and the largest carrier serving Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX), is adding extra flights so that sports fans have more options to get in on the game day action. The airline has added a total of 91 flights – between PHX and 22 U.S. cities – from Feb. 9 and Feb. 14 to accommodate additional traffic to and from the region, giving sports fans more travel options so that they can touch down, rally with their team, and enjoy the game (or tournament).

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Frontier Airlines Celebrates Crew Base Opening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; Begins New Nonstop Service from Phoenix to Six Destinations

Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines celebrated the opening of a new crew base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

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Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Arrive at PHX

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, sets a global milestone to becoming the first airport in the world to offer travelers the ability to take a Waymo autonomous vehicle as a means of transportation to and from the airport.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Consolidated Rental Car Center Bond Rating Upgrades

PHOENIX -- Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) raised its long-term rating to ‘AA-‘ from 'A+' on Phoenix Civic Improvement Corporation's (CIC) senior-lien general airport revenue bonds (GARBs) and raised its long-term rating to ‘A+’ from ‘A’ on the corporation's junior-lien GARBs, issued on behalf of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

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Breeze Announces Four New Destinations from Phoenix

Phoenix – Breeze Airways is launching four new destinations from Phoenix, including nonstop service to Hartford, Richmond and Bentonville-Fayetteville, as well as one-stop/no plane change flights to New Orleans.

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New Canadian Airline to Start Phoenix to Calgary Service

PHOENIX – Lynx Air, an ultra-low-cost Canadian start-up carrier based in Calgary, has announced nonstop service to Phoenix. The Phoenix-Calgary nonstop flight will run three times weekly beginning February 7, 2023.

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New Help For Travelers With Dementia

Phoenix Sky Harbor launches services, assistance for people with dementia and their families.
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American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico

Phoenix, AZ – America’s Friendliest Airport® is excited to welcome additional international air service to Mexico. American Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico on January 10, 2023. 

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a Sustainability Leader among U.S. Airports

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a Sustainability Leader among U.S. Airports

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Getting Out of Town over Labor Day Weekend?

With the Phoenix heat still tipping the thermometers on the side of uncomfortable, an escape over Labor Day weekend to cooler destinations sure has an appeal.

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Frontier Airlines Announces 10 New Routes from PHX

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix’s fourth largest carrier, Frontier Airlines, announced ten new routes that will begin in the winter season.

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Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Unveils Countdown Clock

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee unveiled the Super Bowl LVII countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Today marks 173 days until Arizona hosts a fourth Super Bowl.

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Jay DeWitt Named Assistant Director/Chief Development Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX – Jay DeWitt, a 28-year professional with the City of Phoenix, has been named Assistant Director/Chief Development Officer for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Aviation Department owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

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Roxann Favors Named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX – Roxann Favors, a leader with nearly 20 years of management experience at the City of Phoenix, has been named Assistant Director/Chief Revenue Officer for the City of Phoenix Aviation Department. The Aviation Department owns and operates Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport.

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Breeze Airways to Begin Phoenix Sky Harbor Service in November

PHOENIX – Today, Breeze Airways Chief Operating Officer Michael Wuerger announced service from Phoenix to Charleston, South Carolina and Provo, Utah beginning Nov. 2, 2022.

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Airport Employee Child Care Scholarship Launches to Support Workers

PHOENIX – Today, the Aviation Department officially launched its City of Phoenix Airport Worker Child Care Scholarship Program to promote an added benefit for workers in the aviation industry, which has been challenged for more than two years by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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New Service Supports Sky Harbor Customers Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has added a new service to support customers who are blind or have low vision as they travel. This new service, called Aira, provides guidance through a mobile app to assist passengers with a variety of needs, including moving through crowds, avoiding obstacles, finding gates, using self-service kiosks and navigating through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Opens New Eighth Concourse at Terminal 4

Phoenix Mayor and Southwest Airlines CEO debut new concourse in Airport’s busiest terminal

PHOENIX – Providing customers with world-class service and amenities are goals for America’s Friendliest Airport®, and today, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is pleased to showcase the opening of its new eighth concourse. 

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

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.

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Sheldon E. Daisley, A.A.E., Earns Professional Airport Accreditation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sheldon E. Daisley, A.A.E., Airport Planner, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Phoenix, AZ, has been awarded the distinction of Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Maintains High Bond Ratings

Moody's affirms stable outlook on senior, junior lien revenue bonds

PHOENIX — Moody’s Investors Service cited strong economic conditions and a robust tourism market in affirming an Aa3 rating to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s senior lien bonds and an A1 rating on junior lien bonds.

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Condor Airlines Returning to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX – After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport looks forward to welcoming Condor Airlines back to Phoenix. Beginning May 21, Condor Airlines will resume its nonstop Phoenix-Frankfurt flight. 

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TSA enables Arizona residents to use mobile driver’s license or state ID for verification at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in collaboration with the State of Arizona and Apple, deployed a new technology that allows airline passengers to use their state-issued mobile driver’s license or mobile identification card in Apple Wallet on iPhone or Apple Watch to verify their identity for airport security screening purposes.

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New Concourse at Terminal 4 Will Feature Exciting Shops, Restaurants, and a Lounge

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s 8th concourse at Terminal 4 will be opening this summer, and today, Phoenix City Council approved the recommended proposals for new restaurants, shops, and a common use lounge at the new concourse.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Launches Virtual Checkpoint Queuing Program for Airport Passengers

PHOENIX – America’s Friendliest Airport® has partnered with Copenhagen Optimization and CLEAR to offer free reservations for TSA Security Checkpoint lines, helping travelers to manage their trips and eliminate uncertainty and stress over how long it will take to wait in line for security.
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Long List of Employers at Upcoming Sky Harbor Job Fair

Local airport businesses seek employees to fill open positions

PHOENIX — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be hosting its first job fair of the year on Feb. 15 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Interested in Doing Business with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport?

PHOENIX – The City of Phoenix Aviation Department will be hosting a virtual Aviation Business Summit on Feb. 22 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with a bonus Bidding Bootcamp workshop on Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The Bidding Bootcamp is hosted in partnership with the Equal Opportunity Department and the Arizona Chapter Associated General Contractors of America.

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Famed Airport Mural Officially Displayed in New Home

“The Phoenix” by Paul Coze once displayed in Terminal 2 welcomes visitors in Rental Car Center

PHOENIX—A beloved mural by Paul Coze that greeted travelers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for decades is once again ready to be visited and seen at the airport’s Rental Car Center.

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British Airways to Relaunch London Flights

PHOENIX – After a year and a half hiatus due to COVID-19 related restrictions, British Airways has announced they will resume service between Phoenix and London. U.S. travelers now once again have a nonstop option to get to the United Kingdom with the announced resumption of British Airways’ nonstop service to London Heathrow Airport.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Recognized for Prioritizing Health and Safety

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has been accredited by Airports Council International (ACI) for providing a safe airport experience for all travelers. The ACI Airport, Health Accreditation program requires a thorough assessment of an airport’s cleaning and safety practices. Those practices are then measured against the international industry standard.

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