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Sky Harbor International Airport Impacted Services Updatehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1066Aviation3/19/2020 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1066/Newsroom_Virus_Impacts.pngSky Harbor International Airport Impacted Services Update<div class="ExternalClass4FA9D8C137A1442593B13BEE1C0CE4BE"><html>​<a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services</strong></a>  <br><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><em style="font-size:13.3333px;">Use Translate button to read in another language</em>​ <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br><p><strong>How is Phoenix Sky Harbor affected by COVID-19?</strong><br></p><p>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport remains open for business, but we recommend that passengers check flight status with their airline before coming to the airport. Phoenix Sky Harbor has a thorough 24-hour cleaning schedule, and has proactively increased the number of times per day it sanitizes high-touch areas, including elevator buttons, moving walkway and escalator handrails. While Public Health Officials have not requested any specific changes to Phoenix Sky Harbor’s standard health and safety protocols related to the virus, the City of Phoenix Aviation department is in close contact with county, state, and federal health officials and will follow their direction should further action be needed. Some airports have been designated as primary gateways, with additional health protocols in place because of their high number of nonstop flights to impacted areas. Sky Harbor is not a designated airport at this time. <br></p><p><strong>European Flights</strong> </p><p>Some Phoenix Sky Harbor International flights are impacted by the temporary suspension of travel from continental Europe. The United States government imposed an additional entry requirement temporarily restricting travel from the United Kingdom and Ireland that will take effect March 16, 2020, after 11:59 p.m. ET. American Airlines and British Airways are temporarily suspending their Phoenix-London service.​<br></p><p>Condor Airlines flights to Frankfurt, Germany are temporarily suspended​.<br></p><div><br></div><p><strong>Canadian Flights</strong><br></p><p>WestJet is temporarily suspending all flights between the U.S. and Canada beginning March 22, 2020. We are working closely with our airline partners to coordinate air service schedules and will share more information as it becomes available. </p><div><br></div><p><strong>Flying at Sky Harbor</strong><br></p><p>Should a flight crew have reason to believe that a passenger on board may have the Coronavirus, they will call ahead to ensure that paramedics and health department officials respond accordingly. If you have flown recently and been diagnosed with the virus, protocol is for your health department to notify your airline and airport so that other passengers can be advised.  We are in daily contact with all of our airlines to keep the traveling public safe.If you have concerns about flying, we recommend that you reach out to your airline. Here are the links to our two largest carriers: </p><div><ul><li><p><a href="http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Update-on-China-Flights-OPS-DIS/default.aspx" target="_blank">American </a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/Blog/Southwest-Closely-Monitoring-the-Coronavirus-COVID-19/ba-p/102152" target="_blank">Southwest ​</a></p></li></ul></div><p>Up-to-date information about COVID-19 impacts at Sky Harbor is available here: <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information​</a><br></p><br><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank"><strong>See all City of Phoenix Impacted Services </strong></a><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
XpresSpa Group Opens XpresCheck™ COVID-19 Testing Facility with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Todayhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1634Aviation11/23/2020 8:40:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1634/newsroom_aviation_061.jpgXpresSpa Group Opens XpresCheck™ COVID-19 Testing Facility with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Today<div class="ExternalClassA25F6004388B47028D150A945E4C34E7"><html>​PHOENIX, AZ November 23, 2020 - XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) (“XpresSpa" or the “Company"), a health and wellness company, today announced with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department for an XpresCheck™ COVID-19 testing facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. <br><br><img style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:183px;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/IMG_0160.jpg" />The Company is converting a closed urgent care medical clinic, located pre-security in Terminal 4, which is adjacent to the PHX Sky Train® corridor, to an XpresCheck Testing Facility. This facility will host six separate testing rooms with an anticipated capacity to administer over 400 tests per day. COVID-19 testing options will include a rapid molecular COVID-19 test, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test, and the Blood Antibody Test. All three tests are similarly offered at XpresCheck locations in JFK International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and Boston Logan International Airport.<br><br>"We are delighted to launch XpresCheck at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which will be our fourth COVID-19 testing facility in the U.S., and to be commencing operations ahead of Thanksgiving, which has historically begun the busiest travel period of the year," said Doug Satzman, XpresSpa CEO. “The infrastructure we have built with XpresCheck is laying the groundwork for much more than coronavirus testing. We are prepared to address second and third waves of the virus, in addition to any other easily transmittable virus in the future. While our current focus is providing convenient, reliable COVID-19 testing, our long-term goal is to become the leading brand in the rapidly emerging travel health and wellness category by helping people manage medical conditions during travel."<br><br>“Widespread testing is one of the best ways to fight Covid-19. The City of Phoenix continues to provide testing opportunities for all residents and looks for new, innovative ways to assist in slowing the spread. The city's newest partnership with XpresCheck will offer testing for airport employees, travelers and members of the public. These services will help restore a bit of normalcy and convenience to the airline industry by providing an extra layer of security and comfort," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.<br><br>The City of Phoenix is also using Federal CARES Act funding, through the end of December, to supplement the cost of testing for Phoenix residents who do not have health insurance that covers the service. Residents can pre-book their appointments in advance or come in for a walk-up visit. XpresCheck will verify the patient's residency at the time of the test. <br><br>“A COVID-19 testing site in the airport terminal may give passengers peace of mind about their own health, fellow passengers and can help to boost travel," said Thelda Williams, Phoenix City Councilwoman – District 1 and Chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. “Phoenix Sky Harbor is a gateway to Arizona and a major economic engine for the state; partnerships like this add another layer of health safety."<br><br>“The launch of XpresCheck at Sky Harbor is beneficial to our local community," said Carlos Garcia, Phoenix City Councilperson – District 8, which includes Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. “The city of Phoenix has been focused on ensuring that testing is available to its residents. This is another avenue to make it easier for our residents to get tested as well as for those visiting the state."<br><br>“This is an important partnership that will benefit not only travelers and airport employees but city of Phoenix residents," said Laura Pastor, Phoenix City Councilwoman – District 4 and member of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee. “I'm pleased that we will be able to offer free testing to city of Phoenix residents due to CARES Act funding that we received earlier this year. This is another way we are making it easier for our residents to get the testing they need."<br><br><strong>About XpresSpa Group, Inc. </strong><br>XpresSpa Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: XSPA) is a leading global health and wellness holding company. XpresSpa Group's core asset, XpresSpa, is a leading airport retailer of spa services and related health and wellness products, with 50 locations in 25 airports globally. Through its XpresTest, Inc. subsidiary, the Company also provides COVID-19 screening and testing under its XpresCheck™ brand at JFK International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and Logan International Airport. To learn more about XpresSpa Group, visit: <a href="http://www.xpresspagroup.com/" target="_blank">www.XpresSpaGroup.com</a>. To learn more about XpresSpa, visit <a href="https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=81n_6v94ZjkI_LQlT_coolvkRrjInkKhjtd6fXsHQVBJpg4kFetHH2hMYO1Pw4jeruKQLtmuBcHOKy63hiLSpg==" target="_blank">www.XpresSpa.com</a>. To learn more about XpresCheck, visit <a href="http://www.xprescheck.com/" target="_blank">www.XpresCheck.com</a>.<br><br><strong>Forward-Looking Statements</strong><br>This press release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These include statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "should," "seeks," "future," "continue," or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. In particular, these statements include, without limitation, statements about our expectations relating to our new XpresCheck™ concept, being able to expand testing to other communicable diseases as well as administer vaccinations for the seasonal flu, our positioning to be part of the national rollout of a COVID-19 vaccination when it becomes available (including whether such vaccination becomes available in the near term or at all), the degree to which our public testing model assists passengers meet testing requirements in select states and countries, our ability to identify and gain access to the latest and best COVID-19 testing methodologies and equipment, and our ability further expand our initial sites, including at JFK International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport, and our overall ability to manage the regulatory challenges associated with this business line.  Forward-looking statements relating to expectations about future results or events are based upon information available to XpresSpa Group as of today's date and are not guarantees of the future performance of the company, and actual results may vary materially from the results and expectations discussed. Additional information concerning these and other risks is contained in XpresSpa Group's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning XpresSpa Group, or other matters and attributable to XpresSpa Group or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above. XpresSpa Group does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date hereof.<br><br><strong>About Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport</strong><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br><br><strong>Investor Relations:</strong><br>ICR<br>Raphael Gross<br>(203) 682-8253<br><br><strong>Media</strong><br>Julie Ferguson<br><a href="mailto:Julie@jfprmedia.com" target="_blank">Julie@jfprmedia.com</a><br>(312) 385-0098​<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Travel Stress Free this Thanksgivinghttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1631Aviation11/19/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1631/newsroom_aviation_060.jpgTravel Stress Free this Thanksgiving<div class="ExternalClass5BF35D66BCA248E9B75ACD390991236D"><html>PHOENIX – Like so many things this year, Thanksgiving travel is going to look and feel different from previous years. It is usually one of the busiest travel holidays at our Airport and this year, while a little different, will no doubt still be a busy Thanksgiving weekend. If you are planning to travel out of town, here are some tips to keep in mind for a safe and stress-free trip:<br><br><ul><li><strong>Tip #1 – Use the 44th St. PHX Sky Train® Station to pick-up or drop-off travelers and avoid terminal curb congestion.</strong> The 44th St. PHX Sky Train® Station is centrally located and can easily be reached from highways, major streets and the Valley Metro Rail. It features a <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/CellPhoneLots" target="_blank">Cell Phone Waiting Lot</a> and it provides easy access to all airport terminals via the free <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/PublicTransportation/LightRailConnection" target="_blank">PHX Sky Train®</a>.<br></li><li><strong>Tip # 2 – Check your flight status and security checkpoint wait times before arriving at the airport.</strong> Flight status can be checked with your airline and security checkpoint wait times are available on the homepage of <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a> and on the flight information displays at the airport once you arrive.<br></li><li><strong>Tip # 3 – If you're planning to park at the airport, book your parking ahead of time with <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/parking" target="_blank">Sky Harbor Discount Parking</a> to save time and money.</strong> Our parking options provide you with the most convenient access to the terminals. Save money while arriving to the airport in the safety of your own vehicle and avoid the last-minute hassle of figuring out where to park.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #4 – Be on the lookout for overhead freeway signs.</strong> The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year on our roadways. The signs will alert you to traffic, accidents and provide alternate routes where possible. Be sure to check <a href="http://www.az511.com/" target="_blank">www.az511.com</a> for the latest traffic information.<br></li><li><strong>Tip #5 – Review the TSA requirements for carry-on and checked baggage.</strong> It doesn't hurt to reference the TSA <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/travel/travel-tips/travel-checklist" target="_blank">Travel Checklist</a> and see what you can and can't pack in your suitcase including that turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.<br></li><li><strong>Tip # 6 – Lastly, be sure to give yourself plenty of time.</strong> Plan to arrive at least two hours prior to your departure time and be sure to bring a face covering. Travelers are required to wear a face covering inside all airport facilities including the rental car shuttle buses. If you forget your face covering or need other personal protective equipment (PPE), you can purchase one at a PPE vending machine or at a retail store or find masks available outside the security checkpoints. </li></ul><br>If you haven't traveled by air in the past eight months, you can find all the information you need about Sky Harbor's health and safety measures by visiting the <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information" target="_blank">PHX – Here for You</a> page on skyharbor.com. We have implemented increased sanitization, including installing UV-C Light technology which constantly cleans escalator handrails. Restrooms provide touch-free handwashing facilities. We have also installed distancing markers and plexiglass barriers throughout our terminals. And face coverings are required throughout all public airport facilities for the safety of all travelers. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) also launched a <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/flyhealthy" target="_blank">new online resource</a> for travelers to learn how to Fly Healthy during the holiday season. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. <br><div style="text-align:center;">#​## </div><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®</strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Southwest Airlines Launches First International Service from Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1558Aviation10/8/2020 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1558/newsroom_aviation_059.jpgSouthwest Airlines Launches First International Service from Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass0BF845F17E634FDB969C82766F5C4640"><html>PHOENIX – Travelers at America's Friendliest Airport® now have new flight options to Mexico as Southwest Airlines launched its nonstop, inaugural service from Phoenix to Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta today, making Phoenix Southwest's newest international gateway.<br><br>“Southwest Airlines is an important community partner," said Chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee Thelda Williams. “We are excited that they are committed to Phoenix and have launched their first international service from Sky Harbor. These flights will not only provide more choices for travelers, but they will continue to boost our local economy." <br><br>The nonstop service operates daily to both Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. The Phoenix-Cabo flight departs at 10:50 a.m., and arrives at 2 p.m.  The flight then leaves Cabo at 3 p.m., arriving in Phoenix at 4:05 p.m.  The Phoenix-Puerto Vallarta flight departs at 11 a.m., and arrives at 3:45 p.m. It departs Puerto Vallarta at 4:40 p.m. and arrives in Phoenix at 5:15 p.m. Both flights operate year-round. <br><br>Though the COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily halted many international routes to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor, airlines are beginning to bring back service and add new service. International flights add more than $3 billion to the local economy each year according to the Airport's most recent economic impact study. <br><br>For more information on nonstop destinations from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/flyphx" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/flyphx</a><br><div style="text-align:center;">###</div><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, </strong>has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Strong Commitment to Sustainability Results in a Major Accomplishmenthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1529Aviation9/24/2020 9:35:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1529/newsroom_aviation_058.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor’s Strong Commitment to Sustainability Results in a Major Accomplishment<div class="ExternalClassA253C00099A84330B642474AB9141EF5"><html>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, is committed to sustainability. Since 2014, the Airport has undertaken measures to be more sustainable. These efforts have not gone unnoticed in the aviation industry, as for the past four years, Phoenix Sky Harbor has achieved and maintained a Level 2 status with the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program. In 2020, however, Phoenix Sky Harbor has taken its sustainability efforts one step further and has achieved Level 3 Accreditation. Phoenix Sky Harbor is among an elite group of airports to attain this level as there are only seven airport systems in the US and 17 airports overall in North America who have reached this level or above.<br><br>“Attaining Level 3 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program is a remarkable achievement," said Director of Aviation Services James E. Bennett. “Our commitment to sustainability is strong with numerous initiatives underway, all while we continue to deliver world-class service to our customers each day."<br><br>The Airport Carbon Accreditation Program is a voluntary initiative for airports that want to demonstrate their commitment to reduce global warming and climate change. It serves as an international carbon management certification standard for airports and requires participating airports to create a carbon footprint of emissions so that they can see where the greatest reductions can be made and monitor progress.<br><br>More than 90% of Phoenix Sky Harbor's carbon footprint is from the purchase of electricity. Phoenix Sky Harbor has had solar panels at its Rental Car Center and East Economy Parking areas since 2012, but it recently installed a third solar system at the City of Phoenix Aviation Department's Corporate Office Building. Additionally, the Airport enacted energy reduction measures such as using LED lighting. LED lighting conversions have taken place at Terminal 4, in the Terminal 4 Garage, in the East Economy Garage, and on the airfield. As a result, of conservation measures, there has been a 17% reduction in energy used.<br><br>​Reporting in 2020 for calendar year 2019, Phoenix Sky Harbor certified at Level 3 Optimization. This means that the airport had a year-to-year reduction in airport-owned and operational emissions associated with terminal electricity and fleet vehicles among others, but also required the Airport to calculate user and tenant activities. The report includes carbon emissions associated with all activities at the airport such as estimating aircraft emissions, emissions from vehicles coming to the airport, tenant electricity, and more. With this information, the Airport will develop a plan with stakeholders so that they can be engaged in working together to reduce emissions.<br><br>Other sustainability initiatives include:<br><br><ul><li>Upgrading HVAC cooling systems with more energy-efficient technology.</li><li>Decreasing energy used in buildings and on the airfield. Since 2009, the goal of a 20% reduction is almost achieved.</li><li>The Airport's 40% waste diversion goal has been achieved.</li><li>Transitioning to 100% xeriscape which resulted in the savings of more than 5 million gallons of water each year.</li><li>Installing a new Terminal 4 Cooling Tower Soft Water Pre-Treatment system prolongs the life of the equipment and saves more than 22 million gallons of water annually.</li><li>Creating a Leadership in Energy Environmental Design (LEED) silver building featuring new, energy, efficient equipment as part of the Terminal 3 Modernization Program.</li></ul><br>A full report on Phoenix Sky Harbor's numerous sustainability initiatives is available at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Sustainability" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Sustainability</a> For more information on the Airport Carbon Accreditation Program, visit <a href="http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org/" target="_blank">http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org/</a>.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">– 30 –</div><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®, </strong>has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Giant Robots Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airporthttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1419Aviation7/23/2020 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1419/newsroom_aviation_056.jpgGiant Robots Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport<div class="ExternalClassB121429CFB5A451BADE8D3A5600BE4DA"><html>PHOENIX – A family of towering, 10-foot tall robots have taken over Phoenix Airport Museum's Terminal 4 Gallery at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Mother, father and a child robot stand in an athletic pose with arms raised nearly touching the ceiling. Their heads, appendages and torsos consist of televisions, blitzing with fast-paced video clips of sports highlights, popular culture and desert imagery.<br><br><strong>Do not be alarmed! </strong>The robot figures are not menacing, but part of an intriguing technology-based sculptural installation by the “Father of Video Art," <strong>Nam June Paik </strong>(1932 – 2006). Titled <em>Electro-Symbio Phonics for Phoenix</em>, the artwork was originally commissioned for Phoenix's new America West Arena (now Talking Stick Resort Arena) in 1992. The robots stood along the doorways leading to the arena from the food court, only to be removed during renovations in 2002.<br><br><img src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/PHX%20Art%20Exhibition%20child%20detail.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:266px;vertical-align:baseline;" class="" />Visitors to the Museum Gallery will be treated to an <strong>immersive experience</strong>. The three robots contain 63 televisions activated by four custom video channels created by the artist. Four vibrant neon murals - depicting symbols of technology, biology and language - flank each figure. The symbols include DNA strands, Chinese characters, an electronic transistor signal and Egyptian hieroglyphs. The glow of technology and neon will mesmerize the viewer.<br><br>Innovative and visionary, artist Nam June Paik played a leading role in bridging the gap between art and technology. Paik is credited as the first to use television as an art medium. Throughout an art career that spanned more than three decades, Paik predicted how media would completely change our lives. As early as the 1970s, he coined the term “Electronic Superhighway" to describe the potential technology had to transform the way we share ideas and collaborate. His experimental work with broadcasting and technology laid the groundwork for many artists working in digital media today.<br><br><strong>Electro-Symbio Phonics for Phoenix </strong>is on display at the Phoenix Airport Museum Gallery, located in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 4 on level 3. The exhibition may be viewed for free during gallery hours, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. through July 2021.<br><br>The Phoenix Airport Museum is one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S.  The museum includes an art collection of nearly 900 artworks, more than 40 exhibition spaces in six buildings and an Aviation History Collection.  For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="http://skyharbor.com/Museum/ExhibitionsTerminal4.html">http://skyharbor.com/Museum/ExhibitionsTerminal4.html</a>.<br><div style="text-align:center;">– 30 –<br></div><br><strong style="font-size:12px;">Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®</strong><span style="font-size:12px;">, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.</span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Phoenix Sky Harbor to Require Face Coveringshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1250Aviation5/20/2020 6:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1250/newsroom_aviation_055.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor to Require Face Coverings<div class="ExternalClass6CE4ECF28E3448BA99B779AE5850B4C5"><html>PHOENIX – The health and safety of customers and employees is Phoenix Sky Harbor's top priority. Effective June 1, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will require all employees and members of the public entering public airport facilities, including the terminals, the Rental Car Center, the PHX Sky Train®, and Airport buses to wear a face covering. In concert with major airlines, the TSA, airports across the country including Seattle, Denver, LAX, New York's JFK, Boston Logan, Miami, and even companies such as Uber, everyone in public airport facilities will be required to cover their noses and mouths.<br><br>Travelers, employees, and those visiting the airport should bring their own mask to wear throughout the airport. Several airport stores are currently selling facial coverings with more stores to offer additional options soon.<br><br>America's Friendliest Airport® wants to make sure that our customers feel comfortable when they are ready to travel again. In order to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, the airport has continued to maintain a thorough 24-hour cleaning schedule. The number of times per day high-touch areas are sanitized was increased immediately at the onset of the COVID-19 global health pandemic, and these sanitation efforts will be vigilantly maintained moving forward.<br><div style="text-align:left;"><img class="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:155px;vertical-align:baseline;" src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/PHX%20Here%20for%20You%20Face%20Covering%20Sign.jpg" />To ensure that health and safety is at the forefront of airport operations, Phoenix Sky Harbor is also launching the PHX – Here for You campaign. It is critical that travelers at America's Friendliest Airport® know that Sky Harbor is here for them when it comes to safety, customer service, and the most convenient travel experience possible.  As part of this campaign, safety messaging signage is being added throughout the Airport. In addition, physical distance markers are being installed at customer service counters and in security checkpoint lines. Plexiglass has been added at Information Counters to create a seamless but safe physical barrier. There are hand sanitizer dispensers available for customers and employees, and physical distancing is being encouraged not just through signage, but through messaging on overhead announcements and on flight information screens. Shops and restaurants are instituting new protocols such as limiting the number of individuals in stores, encouraging touchless transactions, and re-configuring seating.</div><br>Travelers will be reminded to give themselves plenty of time when they come to the airport, practice physical distancing at all times, frequently wash their hands, and use a mobile boarding pass when possible.<br><br>For additional information, please visit the <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information" target="_blank">COVID-19 section of skyharbor.com</a> for the most up-to-date information.<br><div style="text-align:center;">### </div><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America's Friendliest Airport®,</strong> has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Passengers Tested Positive in Canada for COVID-19 After Being on Flight from Phoenix Sky Harborhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1022Aviation3/9/2020 9:45:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1022/newsroom_aviation_054.jpgPassengers Tested Positive in Canada for COVID-19 After Being on Flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor<div class="ExternalClassAA1633AD2461482B9AE7E430BB06417E"><html>Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Two Canadian passengers who flew on WestJet from Phoenix to Toronto on February 28, 2020 have tested positive for the coronavirus, (COVID-19) according to Canadian Health Officials. Currently WestJet is working with health officials to contact all passengers, crew members and Sky Harbor management to be proactive with this latest information.  Health officials advise that the case is being investigated and those at risk of exposure by these passengers will be contacted.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Per WestJet's website: </span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>“The safety of our guests and crews is our top priority. WestJet was advised on March 5 by the Public Health Agency of Canada that two guests who flew from Phoenix to Toronto on February 28 on WestJet flight 1199 have tested positive for COVID-19. WestJet has standard procedures in place for dealing with illness and is working with PHAC, Peel Public Health and the Toronto Pearson Airport.  Peel Public Health's investigation has determined that the two cases may have been able to pass the coronavirus to others during their return. Guests who were seated in rows 18-22 of WestJet flight 1199, returning to Toronto Pearson Airport from the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix on February 28, are directed to self-isolate and call Peel Public Health immediately at 905-799-7700 (or at 905-584-2216 if in Caledon). Guests on flight 1199 are also being advised to self-monitor for signs of cough, fever or respiratory issues and call Peel Public Health if symptoms arise within the next 14 days."<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Per Maricopa County Department of Public Health:</span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><br>Anyone sick with acute respiratory symptoms (not asthma or seasonal allergies), including individuals who have traveled on WestJet flight 1199 should contact their health care provider. Unless a person has severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, it is not necessary to go to an emergency room. The emergency room will not be able to do anything for individuals who do not have symptoms. COVID-19 spreads similar to flu; therefore, you are most at risk for getting sick if you are in close contact to someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 for an extended period of time. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close contact is being closer than six feet for more than ten minutes with a sick individual. Generally, because of how air circulates and is filtered on airplanes, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on airplanes. More COVID-19 information is available at <a href="https://www.maricopa.gov/Coronavirus" target="_blank">https://www.maricopa.gov/Coronavirus</a>.<br><br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and the city of Phoenix Office of Emergency Management is in close contact with federal, state and county health officials. At this time the CDC has not requested any specific changes to Phoenix Sky Harbor's standard health and safety protocols related to the virus. Some airports have been designated as primary gateways, with additional health protocols in place because of their high number of nonstop flights to impacted areas. Sky Harbor is not a designated airport at this time.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Self-imposed protocols at Phoenix Sky Harbor</strong></span><br style="text-decoration:underline;"><ul><li>In addition to Sky Harbor's already thorough 24-hour cleaning schedule, the Airport has proactively increased the number of times per day it sanitizes high-touch areas.</li><li>If someone falls ill while at the Airport and calls for paramedics, the Phoenix Fire Department will respond appropriately, in partnership with Maricopa County Health.</li><li>Employees and passengers are being encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wash hands often, for at least 20 seconds.<br></li></ul><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Flying</strong><br><ul><li>Should a flight crew have reason to believe that a passenger on board may have the Coronavirus, they will call ahead to ensure that paramedics and health department officials respond accordingly.</li><li>If you have flown recently and been diagnosed with the virus, protocol is for your health department to notify your airline and airport so that other passengers can be advised.</li><li>We are in daily contact with all of our airlines to keep the traveling public safe. If you have concerns about the coronavirus and flying, we recommend that you reach out to your airline. </li></ul>Sky Harbor is keeping information about the coronavirus updated here: <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/beforetraveling/health-information" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/beforetraveling/health-information</a><br><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">##</div><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport®</em></strong>, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation

 

 

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