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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
In-Flight Fashion Lands at Sky Harborhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1738Aviation2/2/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1738/newsroom_aviation_064.jpgIn-Flight Fashion Lands at Sky Harbor<div class="ExternalClass40D3CDE6F28A48F0B743A3ECCE100421"><html>​PHOENIX – From hot pants and go-go boots to disposable paper dresses, the 1960s and 1970s were known for breaking fashion norms and traditions – even in the airline industry.<br><br>Mid-century air travel had progressed into a posh experience and airlines built unique “brand identities" to set themselves apart. Each airline found new ways to attract passengers with amenities like onboard movies, gourmet meals and glamorous flight attendants.<br><br><strong><em>Style in the Aisle: Mid-Century Airline Identity</em></strong> is Phoenix Airport Museum's new exhibition that highlights the golden age of air travel.<br><br>Visitors to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can view eight vibrant flight attendant uniforms, historic photographs and airline amenity objects. Highlights include Hughes Airwest's 1977 “sundance yellow" dress with matching bucket-style hat, American Airlines plaid “Americana" uniform with racoon-fur cap, and Trans World Airlines' (TWA) single-use, gold paper dress – part of the “Foreign Accents" collection.<br><br>Discover what in-flight service was like through items on display including fine china, themed cocktail swizzle sticks, a first-class menu featuring caviar and lobster, and an ashtray with a lighter complete with airline logos.<br><br>Stow your tray table and visit the museum exhibition, located in two display cases at Terminal 4, level 2 near ticketing through October 2021.<br><br>For more information, visit: <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal4" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/Museum/Exhibitions/Terminal4</a>.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;">– 30 –</div><br><strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, <em>America's Friendliest Airport</em><sup>®</sup></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
Want to Do Business with America’s Friendliest Airport®?https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1716Aviation1/21/2021 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1716/newsroom_aviation_063.jpgWant to Do Business with America’s Friendliest Airport®?<div class="ExternalClass111254C52E894C93A28D40289C6BDEEC"><html>PHOENIX – Companies wanting to do business with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department are invited to attend the 2021 Aviation Business Summit. This event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. The event will be held virtually through Webex. It is free of charge to participate, but attendees must register in advance.<br><br>Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to do business with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department which includes Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear airports. Topics will include Department procurement processes, tips for success and more. Participants will come away from the Aviation Business Summit with important tools they can apply as they submit their proposals to do business with the Aviation Department.<br><br>Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn more about the airport system and its business partners.<br><br>“Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a major economic engine for the city and state," said Vice Mayor Thelda Williams, chair of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation subcommittee. “Doing business with the airport is now more attainable than ever, thanks to this free event, where attendees can learn how to do business with the city and airport."<br><br>The City of Phoenix Aviation Department offers year-round business outreach, but this event is one of the Department's premier events because it provides an opportunity to receive comprehensive information in one morning and get an overview of how to work with the Department.<br><br>Registration is open until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. To register, visit <a href="https://aviationbusinesssummit2021.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">https://aviationbusinesssummit2021.eventbrite.com/</a>.<br><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><br><br><br><br><br><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
What Traveling Through America’s Friendliest Airport® Looks Like During COVID-19https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/1654Aviation12/7/2020 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1654/newsroom_aviation_062.jpghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXpvyhGPO6cWhat Traveling Through America’s Friendliest Airport® Looks Like During COVID-19<div class="ExternalClassBC5B366B9D7B4955B7B6226EEAF57208"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span style="color:rgb(3, 3, 3);font-family:roboto, arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:rgb(249, 249, 249);">We have implemented several safety measures throughout the airport. Watch our video to see what traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic looks like and how we are working hard to keep our travelers safe. Learn more at skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/health-information.</span>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationVideoaviationAviation
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

 

 

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