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Council Unanimously Approves Plan to Name Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 after Sen. McCainCouncil Unanimously Approves Plan to Name Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 after Sen. McCain<div class="ExternalClass3F47E109338B4E0FA3C7949AF056CBCB">​The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously today to begin the process to formally name Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3 the John S. McCain III Terminal after Arizona’s iconic senior senator. <br><br>“Senator McCain has given so much of himself to our country, to Arizona and to Phoenix. Giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator, and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “It’s perfectly fitting that our busiest terminals at Sky Harbor would be named for two of Arizona’s best-known aviators and most impactful public servants – Senator Barry Goldwater and Senator John McCain.”<br><br>“Sky Harbor Airport is one of America's busiest airports and is a point of pride for Phoenicians.  As such, there is no greater honor the city can bestow than to name one of its terminals after a community leader,” said Councilman Jim Waring.  “Tens of millions of visitors and residents will see Senator McCain’s name and be reminded of his long service and personal sacrifice on behalf of Arizona and our country.  This is a fitting tribute to a man who personifies courage and perseverance.”<br><br>“Senator John McCain is above all, an American. While this is only one of the many ways we can express our gratitude for his service, it is an important recognition for a person who has brought great honor to our city, state and nation,” said Councilman Daniel Valenzuela.<br><br>Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4, the airport’s busiest terminal, was named after Sen. Barry Goldwater. Like Goldwater, McCain served our nation as a military aviator, was nominated by his party for president and has been elected to represent Arizona in the United States Senate five times.<br><br>Terminal 3 is in the middle of a $590 million modernization to be completed by 2020. The long-outdated terminal will have a new south concourse with 15 new gates and a remodeled north concourse with all new shops and restaurants that will match the quality of what passengers now find in Terminal 4. On track with making Phoenix one of the most sustainable cities in the world, the terminal will also be energy-efficient, with LED lighting in every fixture.<br></div>11/30/2017 1:00:00 AMRaquel Estupinan602-261-8823