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In addition to its domestic role as a National Guard unit, answering to the Governor of Arizona, the ARW also performs both a stateside and overseas role as a USAF organization, supporting air refueling and air mobility missions worldwide. Sky Harbor Airport's evocative name was conceived by J. Parker Van Zandt, the owner of Scenic Airways , in However, the reasoning for the name is apparently unknown. Scenic Airways collapsed in after the infamous Black Friday stock market crash.
On February 23, , Maddux Air Lines began the airport's first scheduled passenger service with a route between San Francisco and El Paso stopping in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and several other cities however the service was short lived, ending by autumn Standard Air Lines had been serving Phoenix since late through a different airport and began landing at Sky Harbor on August 5, Standard was acquired by American Airways in which later became American Airlines.
American extended the route eastward to New York by way of Dallas, Nashville, and many other cities making for a southern transcontinental route across the United States.
Arizona Airways began intrastate service within Arizona in and merged into Frontier Airlines in which added new routes to Denver, Albuquerque, and El Paso. Bonanza Airlines began service by with a route to Las Vegas and Reno making several stops at smaller communities.
Bonanza merged with two other carriers to become Air West in and was changed to Hughes Airwest in adding several new routes, including service to Mexico, creating a hub at Phoenix.
Hughes Airwest was then merged into Republic Airlines in which continued the Phoenix hub operation until the mid 's. After World War II the airport began work on a new passenger terminal, as well as a new parallel runway and a diagonal runway.
The airport's master plan was redesigned in to eliminate the cross runway to make room for new terminals. Bonanza merged with two other airlines to form Air West, which became Hughes Airwest after Howard Hughes bought it in After airline deregulation in former Hughes Airwest executive Ed Beauvais formed a plan for a new airline based in Phoenix.
He founded America West Airlines in , which began service from Phoenix in and doubled in size during its first year. By the end of the decade America West was serving over 80 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and was lobbying for transpacific service. In the meantime Southwest Airlines arrived at Phoenix in January with 13 daily flights to 12 cities; by it had 64 daily flights from Phoenix and had a crew base there. Southwest opened a maintenance facility at PHX in which was its largest.
In October ground was broken for Terminal 4, the largest terminal. In the N4 International Concourse was opened, adding 10 gates and a sterile walkway to the S4 concourse. In construction began on the gate N1 concourse for America West Airlines.
On the south side of the terminal, construction began in on the eight-gate S2 concourse for Southwest Airlines. This project was completed in and has a different architectural design from the other six concourses. The eighth and final concourse for Terminal 4 began construction in May After Goldwater's death in , the mayor of Phoenix proposed renaming the airport in Goldwater's memory but was deluged with public support for the familiar "Sky Harbor" name.
America West filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in and sold its larger aircraft and Japanese route authority, but continued growing its domestic operations from Terminal 4 in cooperation with Continental Airlines.
Although AWA enjoyed further growth at Phoenix during the s the aftermath of the September 11, attacks strained its financial position. US Airways was then merged into American Airlines in which continues to build upon the largest hub operation at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Sky Harbor landed its first transatlantic flights in when British Airways inaugurated nonstop service to London.
The flight was first operated with a Douglas DC aircraft but soon upgraded to a Boeing Sky Harbor's private airplane area is also one of eight service centers for the Medevac airline Air Evac.
From through the end of , over 1. In the same time frame there were over In its airport rankings, The Wall Street Journal ranked Sky Harbor as the best airport overall among the 20 largest airports in the U. This is Sky Harbor's fourth control tower and is among the tallest control towers in North America. The airport has over active aircraft gates in two Terminals 3 and 4.
The airport administration states that the designation Terminal 1 has been "retired" and that it did not wish to renumber the other terminals since passengers were already familiar with the numbers in place.
Terminal 2 had its last day of operation on February 4, Following completion of the Terminal 3 Modernization Project in early , the remaining Terminal 2 airlines were moved to the Terminal 3 North concourse.
Bus gates are planned to be operated on the Terminal 2 site. The Phoenix , designed by the late French-American artist and full-time resident of Phoenix Paul Coze , was commissioned in as Phoenix's first work of public art and was installed in in the main lobby area of the terminal.
The Phoenix will be installed in the Rental Car Center in It has since relocated to Terminal 4 as the new USO. This terminal underwent two renovation projects. The first was completed in Terminal 3 , officially named John S. Delta operates a Sky Club in the terminal. The Terminal 3 Modernization project involved three components, which improved the capacity and convenience features of the terminal.
This project updated the terminal after its previous renovation in Component One opened December and redeveloped the central terminal building, creating a consolidated security checkpoint, new airline ticket counters, an updated Museum Gallery, HVAC enhancements, and increased baggage handling capacity.
Component Two involved the complete demolition and reconstruction of the southern concourse, which was opened in January The terminal opened in October The north concourse houses gates 15— In the terminal was named in honor of the now-late Senator John McCain. Terminal 4 , officially named Barry M.
Goldwater Terminal 4, is the airport's largest and busiest terminal; and it functions as the hub for two airlines simultaneously housed in the same terminal, American and Southwest. It holds 84 gates A, B, C, and D within 7 concourses. Terminal 4 is the exclusive international customs arrival terminal. Reflecting its longtime presence at Sky Harbor, American operates three Admirals Club locations in the terminal.
In late October , British Airways began using the Boeing Dreamliner with a capacity of people which replaced the year-round Boeing The aircraft operates daily until March when it switches back to the Valley Metro bus route 13 serves all of the airport terminals as a link to the rest of the Valley Metro bus system.
Valley Metro bus routes 1 and 44 serve the PHX Sky Train station at 44th Street and Washington with route 32 stopping at the street corner near light rail. A number of taxi, limousine, and shuttle companies provide service between each airport terminal, the Phoenix metropolitan area, and other communities throughout the state. By road, the airport terminals are served by East Sky Harbor Boulevard, which is mainly fed by Interstate 10 , which is closer to Terminal 3, and Arizona State Routes and , which are closer to Terminal 4.
Phase 1A opened on December 8, Phase 2 is not expected to be completed anytime prior to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see PHX disambiguation.
For other similarly named airports, see Sky Harbor Airport. Not to be confused with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Source: Federal Aviation Administration  .
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