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Start Planning for the Busy Holiday Travel Season with These Helpful Tipshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2564Aviation11/15/2022 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2564/Busy Concourse.jpgStart Planning for the Busy Holiday Travel Season with These Helpful Tips<div class="ExternalClassD5BCEC02E4FB40EABE62BB1D940E9BF0"><html> <p>​</p> <p>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<sup>®</sup>.</p> <p>Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year – not just in the skies but on roads around the airport. This can make even picking up or dropping off family and friends potentially stressful. Here are some easy tips to avoid the congestion on airport roadways and outside terminals.</p> <p>Take advantage of the 44th Street PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup> Station for pick-up and drop-off. This will help you avoid terminal curb congestion and roadway traffic. The 44th Street PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup> Station is centrally located on the southwest corner of 44th and Washington streets, and can easily be reached from highways, major streets and Valley Metro Rail.</p> <p>Avoid circling the terminals. Use the Cell Phone Lots. The lots are east of Terminal 4, west of the West Economy Garage and at the 44th Street PHX Sky Train<sup>®</sup> Station. </p> <p>Here are some additional travel tips for travelers:</p> <p>·       If you plan to park at the airport, reserve your parking in advance.  Book your parking at <a href="http://www.skyharbor.com/parkphx" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/parkphx</a>. Come early even if you have a reservation. We will be busy so allow for extra time to enter the parking facilities and find a space. You can also <a href="file:///G:/Public%20Relations/PIO/PRESS%20RELEASES/Travel%20Tips/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/3250AU4W/skyharbor.com/findaspot" target="_blank">Use our Find A Spot</a> tool to see parking availability.</p> <p>·       Did you know you can reserve a time to go through the TSA Security Checkpoint screening area using the PHX RESERVE program? Schedule your time prior to arriving at the airport on <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/beforetraveling/security/ExpeditedScreeningInfo" target="_blank">our website</a>. </p> <p>·       Double-check what's in your bags. Make sure to look through your bags and review the <a href="https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/all" target="_blank">TSA Prohibited Items List</a> the night before your flight.</p> <p>·       Confirm flight status with your airline before heading to the airport, then give yourself plenty of time. Arrive at the airport at least two hours before your flight departs if you are flying domestically, three hours if you are flying internationally.</p> <p>·       Drivers should watch freeway signs for airport traffic updates and recommended alternate routes, and they should watch their speed and keep an eye out for officers directing traffic once at Sky Harbor. Expect busy roadways.</p> <p>·       Once you're checked in, indulge yourself with something from our shops and restaurants. Phoenix Sky Harbor is known for its excellent variety of eateries and retail options. Visit <a href="http://www.skyharbor.com/maps" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/maps</a> to find out what is close to your gate or look on our Interactive Directories for directions.</p> <p>·       Have a question while you're at the Airport? Visit an Information Counter or ask a friendly Navigator volunteer wearing a purple shirt or jacket. </p> <p>·       If you or someone you will be traveling with has a hidden disability such as dementia or autism, you can reserve a Compassion Cacti™ Lanyard in advance, which signals to employees that you may need extra time, assistance, or patience in the travel process. You can even schedule a Navigator Support Guide to accompany you through the airport. Visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ShopsFoodServices/services/compassion-corner" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/lanyard</a> for information.</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a>.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Frontier Airlines Celebrates Crew Base Opening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; Begins New Nonstop Service from Phoenix to Six Destinationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2555Aviation11/4/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2555/2H0A1405.jpgFrontier Airlines Celebrates Crew Base Opening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport; Begins New Nonstop Service from Phoenix to Six Destinations<div class="ExternalClass80ABD1CDA16A4B1592172F95EE70A00E"><html> <p>​</p> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;"> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines celebrated the opening of a new crew base at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The base will initially employ up to 180 pilots and 275 flight attendants within its first year of operation. Combined with airport-based positions, the airline is expected to contribute more than $118 million in annual wages to the Phoenix-area economy.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">The base opening coincides with a series of new routes starting this weekend from PHX. Frontier will launch nonstop service to Philadelphia (PHL), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL), Cincinnati (CVG), Detroit (DTW), Orange County, Calif. (SNA), and Portland, Ore. (PDX) between Nov. 5-6. With the addition of six previously announced new routes set to launch later this winter, Frontier will serve 23 nonstop destinations in total from PHX, ranking it among the airport’s largest carriers based on destinations served.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">“Opening this new crew base is a clear indication of our commitment to continued growth in Phoenix,” said Jake Filene, senior vice president of customers, Frontier Airlines. “A thriving and expanding airport is vital to the city’s economic advancement and we are thrilled to be part of that trajectory both as a service provider and major wage contributor.”</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">Filene added, “Now more than ever consumers appreciate the value offered by our ultra-low cost business model. We look forward to bringing even more ‘Low Fares Done Right’ to Phoenix-area consumers as we deliver upon our mission to provide affordable travel across America and beyond.”</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">“I am excited to welcome Frontier Airlines’ new crew base members and share the vibrant quality of life Phoenix has to offer them!” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “I am pleased to see this particular airline continuing to expand services out of Phoenix. Frontier’s work to set a new greener standard for travel is parallel to the City of Phoenix Aviation Department’s decades-long commitment to sustainability. We are proud of partners like Frontier that not only foster economic growth for our city but are also dedicated to lessening their environmental impact.”</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">Service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX):</p> <table style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <colgroup style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <col style="box-sizing:border-box;" /> <col style="box-sizing:border-box;" /> <col style="box-sizing:border-box;" /> </colgroup> <tbody style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">SERVICE TO:</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">SERVICE START:</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">SERVICE FREQUENCY:</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Philadelphia (PHL)</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Daily</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL)</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Daily</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Cincinnati (CVG)</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">4x week</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Detroit (DTW)</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Daily</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Orange County, Calif. (SNA)</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Daily</td> </tr> <tr style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Portland, Ore. (PDX)</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">Nov. 6, 2022</td> <td style="box-sizing:border-box;">3x/week**</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">**Service will be offered less frequently through mid-February and then offered as reflected in the grid above starting the week of Feb. 19, 2023.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">Frequency and times are subject to change. Please check  <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(0, 123, 255);background-color:transparent;" data-sf-ec-immutable="" target="_blank" href="https://flights.flyfrontier.com/en/flights-from-phoenix">https://flights.flyfrontier.com/en/flights-from-phoenix</a> for additional information.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">About Frontier Airlines</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;">Frontier Airlines ( <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(0, 123, 255);background-color:transparent;" data-sf-ec-immutable="" target="_blank" href="https://ir.flyfrontier.com/">NASDAQ: ULCC</a>) is committed to “Low Fares Done Right.” Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the company operates more than 110 A320 family aircraft and has among the largest A320neo family fleet in the U.S. The use of these aircraft, Frontier’s seating configuration, weight-saving tactics and baggage process have all contributed to Frontier’s continued ability to be the most fuel-efficient of all major U.S. carriers when measured by available seat miles (ASMs) per fuel gallon consumed. With more than 230 new Airbus planes scheduled for delivery over the next seven years, Frontier will continue to grow to deliver on the mission of providing affordable travel across America.<br><br></p> </div> </div> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;"> <div style="box-sizing:border-box;"> <br> </div> </div> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Arrive at PHX — Phoenix Sky Harbor is On-Track to be the First Airport in World to Offer Waymo Rider-Only Autonomous Vehicle Servicehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2548Aviation11/1/2022 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2548/Waymo - Phoenix - AZ - Stills 01 - Approved.pngWaymo Autonomous Vehicles Arrive at PHX — Phoenix Sky Harbor is On-Track to be the First Airport in World to Offer Waymo Rider-Only Autonomous Vehicle Service<div class="ExternalClass7D3A26ED634B4F29BFB5A0B71BC1D634"><html> <p>​​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. Starting today, Waymo is offering Trusted Tester participants the ability to take autonomous rides to and from downtown Phoenix and the Airport with an autonomous specialist in the vehicle.</p> <p> “Phoenix leads the nation in demonstrating autonomous vehicle technology, science, and safety," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “The future of travel is here, and Waymo One service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport marks our city's commitment to innovation and technological advancements that will impact the world." </p> <p> Trusted Testers will be able to catch a ride 24 hours seven days a week in Waymo's fully electric Jaguar I-PACE equipped with the fifth generation Waymo Driver. Current trips are offered with an autonomous specialist in the driver's seat. In the future, the specialist will be removed from the vehicle and the ability to hail rides will begin to open to the general public. </p> <p> Pickups and drop-offs occur at the 44 th Street PHX Sky Train® Station where travelers can hop on the free PHX Sky Train® direct to the terminals. Trains arrive and depart every few minutes. </p> <p>This new service comes two years after Waymo opened its fully autonomous commercial ride hail service, Waymo One, to the public in the East Valley of Phoenix; and builds on the company's partnership with the City of Phoenix, which includes providing rides to Trusted Testers in Downtown Phoenix since May. <br></p> <p> America's Friendliest Airport® is no stranger at being the first to offer travelers new services. This Spring, Phoenix Sky Harbor became the first airport in the country to offer travelers the ability to show their mobile ID on their phones at the security checkpoints using the Apple Wallet. </p> <p>​To learn more about Phoenix Sky Harbor's amenities and services and to keep up to date on the latest news, visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a>.<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Consolidated Rental Car Center Bond Rating Upgradeshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2535Aviation10/21/2022 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2535/1_Sky_Harbor_Exterior- Media.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Consolidated Rental Car Center Bond Rating Upgrades<div class="ExternalClassE2300E14833C425581E76524ECE212E6"><html> <p>​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).  S&P also raised its rating to 'A' from 'BBB+' on the CIC's rental car facility charge (CFC) revenue bonds, issued on behalf of PHX to fund projects related to PHX's consolidated rental car center (CONRAC).  This returns both the GARB and CONRAC bond ratings to their pre-pandemic levels.  Both credits have stable outlooks.<br></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“These upgraded bond ratings reinforce what we already know about Sky Harbor – it is a well-</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">managed and strong economic engine for the area," Mayor Kate Gallego said. “The health and outlook of our airport continues to show how Phoenix has resoundingly bounced back from the pandemic."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">S&P expects the airport will maintain steady financial results and a strong liquidity position, noting that passenger recovery and enplanement trends have been steadily recovering which they believe is sustainable, and expect the airport's market position to allow it to maintain a strong financial position.</span> </p> <p>The ratings reflect the airport's limited competition in the local market and large, and growing, origination and destination base. The ratings also reflect the high quality of financial management of the airport and their proven track record of meeting, or exceeding, financial targets as well as a willingness and ability to adjust budget and capital plans to maintain financial strength in times of stress.<br></p> <p>“I am incredibly proud of our dedicated City of Phoenix Aviation team who enabled our successful recovery from arguably the most extreme downturn in modern aviation history," said Director of Aviation Services, Chad Makovsky. “We also owe a debt of gratitude to the airlines and our other business partners for their constant support of our airport through the pandemic. Thanks to our partners, wise financial management, and the flying public who have come back in such large numbers over the past several months, Sky Harbor is positioned to pick up where it left off in 2019 as the friendliest, and one of the busiest airports in the country."   <br></p> <p>“A higher bond rating reflects the Aviation Department's commitment to financial excellence and means the airport pays lower interest rates when it borrows funds for airport improvements and modernization projects," said City of Phoenix Chief Financial Officer Kathleen Gitkin.</p> <p>Sky Harbor is currently finishing the extension of the PHX Sky Train® to the Rental Car Center and will be embarking upon the construction of a new taxiway next year. This is in addition to the completion of a new eighth concourse for Southwest Airlines at Terminal 4 which opened this summer.​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexicohttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2491Aviation9/21/2022 10:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2491/aa-tails.jpgAmerican Airlines to Launch Nonstop Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico<div class="ExternalClass81DEED52EE19426E8A4F5A3EF91E95AD"><html> <p>​<span style="color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:window;">America’s Friendliest Airport® is </span><span style="color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:window;">excited </span><span style="color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:window;">to welcome additional international air service to Mexico. American Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico on January 10, 2023. </span></p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">“Mexico is Phoenix’s number one trade and tourism partner which makes air service to Monterrey increasingly important for our local economy,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “As American Airlines expands its international service, Phoenix benefits from increased connectivity to emerging global markets and sought-after leisure destinations.”</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">Monterrey is Mexico’s third largest city, the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon and is a business hub for Northern Mexico. There has not been a nonstop flight between Phoenix and Monterrey since 2004.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">The daily flight, operated on an Embraer 175, will depart Phoenix nightly at 7:50 p.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 11 p.m. The return flight will depart Monterrey at 8 a.m. and arrive in Phoenix at 9:40 a.m. The timing of the flight is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The aircraft has capacity for 76 passengers.</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">“As customers begin to plan their New Year’s travels, American is excited to provide new, nonstop service between Phoenix and Monterrey this January,” said Sophia Philis-Ortiz, American Airlines Managing Director of PHX Hub Operations. “We are proud to offer the most direct flights from Phoenix to Mexico. And, with this addition, our customers will be more seamlessly connected to one of Mexico’s top business and leisure destinations.”</p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;">This is the 13th Mexican destination American serves from Phoenix Sky Harbor. American’s flight schedule this January is 11 percent larger to Mexico than it was pre-pandemic in January 2019. Additionally, the 13 destinations represent a 44 percent increase in Mexican destinations served compared to January 2019.</span> <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> </p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;"> <span style="box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;">International flights provide important economic benefits to the community. Pre-COVID, international flights had an annual economic impact of $3 billion.</span> <br style="box-sizing:border-box;"> </p> <p style="box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, "segoe ui", roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, "fira sans", "droid sans", "helvetica neue", sans-serif;font-size:16px;">To learn more about all the places you can fly from Phoenix, visit <a style="box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(0, 123, 255);background-color:transparent;" href="https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly" data-sf-ec-immutable="" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly</a>​. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a Sustainability Leader among U.S. Airports https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2489Aviation9/20/2022 7:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2489/Newsroom_Aviation_27T4S1.jpgPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is a Sustainability Leader among U.S. Airports <div class="ExternalClassC764815C57E14DC1B9AB465B841405A1"><html> <p>​<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Being </span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">America's Friendliest Airport® means mor</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">e than making sure our passengers have an exceptional experience at our airport. It is also e</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">nsuring that as a business we are protecting the environment and the resources of Arizona fo</span><span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">r future generations. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's commitment to being future friendly and an industry leader in sustainability was recently recognized by the Airport Council International's Airport Carbon Accreditation Program (ACA). Phoenix Sky Harbor received the Level 4 “Transformation" rating for reporting year 2021. Phoenix Sky Harbor is currently the only airport in the U.S. with the Transformation certification, and only one of three airports in the U.S to have achieved the Level 4/4+ rating tier.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“A powerful economic engine and one of the busiest airports in the nation, Phoenix Sky Harbor is proving that integrating sustainability can be cost-effective and improve the customer experience," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Through innovative heat mitigation, water conservation, and decarbonization solutions, Phoenix Sky Harbor sets an example for airports across our country and around the world and gets us closer to our vision to make Phoenix the most sustainable desert city in the world."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">This esteemed accreditation recognizes transformation of operations from the airport and its business partners to achieve absolute emissions reductions. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport received ACA certification for the first time in 2016 (for calendar years 2014 and 2015) at Level 2 “Reduction" and moved to Level 3 “Optimisation" for reporting year 2019.</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“This accreditation is one more example of how Phoenix is future-focused and future-friendly," Phoenix Vice Mayor Laura Pastor said. “This recognition is significant, but not surprising. I am proud to serve on a council that directs and supports staff in seeking opportunities to boost sustainability initiatives at Sky Harbor."</span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Additionally, Phoenix Sky Harbor was also separately recognized for its strong commitment to reducing its environmental impact. On Monday, Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) presented this year's Environmental Achievement Award in the Innovation Category to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport for the newly opened Eighth Concourse in Terminal 4. </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">The Eighth Concourse was developed with a relentless focus reducing environmental impacts </span> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">from the early planning stages throughout the design and construction lifecycle.  From a ceiling comprised of recycled plastic bottles to walls incorporating sustainable paper atop recycled concrete, the Eighth Concourse exudes innovative and bold sustainable solutions. The concourse includes 14,000 square feet of “smart" windows that instantaneously tint to improve the built environment and enhance customer experience while reducing peak energy loads by as much as 20%. It also features a cooling system that recycles and saves water, charging stations for electric ground service vehicles, and thousands of LED lights and water-efficient fixtures.</span> </p> <p> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">Both of these awards recognize the airports continued focus to supporting the City's Climate Action Plan and its own Sustainability Management Plan. In fact, the additional requirements for the upgraded Level 4 accreditation included developing an expanded carbon footprint report that inventories airport-controlled emissions sources as well as sources from third parties including tenants, airlines and passengers. The report, </span> <em style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">A Roadmap to Net Zero</em> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"> </span> <em style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">Carbon</em> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">, outlines how Phoenix Sky Harbor will continue to lead through their pledge to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040; only 18 years from today, and a decade ahead of global and industry goals.</span> </p> <p> <span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“I am proud that Sky Harbor is one of the foremost airports in the United States when it comes to environmental responsibility," said Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari. “By aiming to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040, we are showing yet again how Phoenix can be a leader in finding innovative solutions to the climate challenges we face. It is through our innovation and dedication that we will continue to thrive."  </span> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">To meet the Level 4 requirements, Phoenix Sky Harbor collaborated with numerous internal and external stakeholders in identifying an ambitious goal of achieving Net Zero Carbon by 2040 for emissions. In alignment with the City's Climate Action Plan (CAP), Phoenix Sky Harbor identified the following CAP targets to serve as interim milestones to achieve the long-term net zero carbon goal:</span> </p> <ul> <li>Reduce carbon emissions from City operations 40% by 2025, compared to 2005</li> <li>Achieve carbon-free electricity by 2030</li> <li>Increase efficiency of buildings by 30% by 2030, compared to 2012<br></li> </ul> <p>“By focusing on how it can reduce the carbon-related impacts of its operation, Phoenix Sky Harbor is working to be a responsible steward of the environment and the community's investment," said Councilmember Carlos Garcia. “With this achievement Sky Harbor is affirming our commitment to our community now and in the future."<br></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Since 2010, Phoenix Sky Harbor </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">has reduced annual carbon emissions 34% through energy conservation measures (ECMs) and on-site renewable energy and other initiatives despite growth and expansion. Some examples include reducing electricity usage by 17% and focusing on solar power by adding panels at our Rental Car Center, East Economy Parking areas and most recently at the Aviation Headquarters Building. </span><br> </p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“We are committed to focusing </span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">on being future friendly," said Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky. “Our commitment requires an all-hands-on-deck approach – from airport staff and business partners to our valued passengers and the surrounding community. We are already working together to reduce our impact to the environment and have made great strides, but I look forward to continued collab</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">oration and innovation."</span> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">​</span> </p> <p>To achieve net zero carbon, Phoenix Sky Harbor seeks to reduce roughly 69,000 metric tons of carbon emissions as much as feasible before pursuing carbon removal technologies to account for residual emissions. The newly developed <em>Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon</em> identifies the short-, medium- and long-term strategies for Phoenix Sky Harbor to reach this goal and satisfies the ACA requirement for identifying the specific carbon emissions reduction trajectory.</p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">To find the full Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon report, visit </span> <a style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;" href="https://www.skyharbor.com/about/Sustainability" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/sustainability</a> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">.</span>​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Getting Out of Town over Labor Day Weekend?https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2463Aviation8/31/2022 6:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2463/D-Gates .jpgGetting Out of Town over Labor Day Weekend?<div class="ExternalClass6D5B372EBC8A4FA8A350823041E75D71"><html> <p>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. <br></p> <p> Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has recently ranked the 11th busiest airport in the world and 9th busiest in the U.S. for passenger traffic according to statistics released by Airports Council International. </p> <p>As you fly away for Labor Day, we are offering some valuable travel tips and some guidance for keeping the stress out of your travel plans. </p> <p>Remember to <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/Results/FlightSearch" target="_blank">check your flight status</a> with your airline before coming to the airport and make sure to give yourself plenty of time. If you are flying domestically, arrive at least two hours prior to your flight departure and three hours if you are traveling internationally. </p> <p>Reserve your parking and book online, prepay, then scan the QR code when you enter and exit Sky Harbor garages. For updated information on uncovered parking and garage availability, visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation/parking" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/parking</a> or call our 24-hour parking hotline at 602-273-4545. </p> <p>View security checkpoint wait times on <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/Security" target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a> or on one of the flight information display boards in each terminal. Did you know you can use any security checkpoint in Terminal 4 to access any gate? And make sure to take advantage of the PHX RESERVE program which allows guests to schedule a specific time for their TSA security screening. All you need to do is reserve your time and show up at your assigned checkpoint at your appointment time. See more at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/beforetraveling/PHXReserve#:~:text=The%20PHX%20RESERVE%20program%20allows%2ccheckpoint%20at%20your%20appointment%20time." target="_blank">skyharbor.com</a>.</p> <p>Visit the <a href="https://maps.skyharbor.aero/" target="_blank">interactive maps on skyharbor.com</a> on your smartphone or tablet to find out which restaurants and shops are near your gate as well as other Airport information.</p> <p>Finally, look for our Navigators dressed in purple.  Navigator volunteers serve all over the Airport by providing directions, information, and friendly assistance. They serve as a welcoming presence to more than 120,000 passengers each day, truly making it America's Friendliest Airport®. </p> <p>If you are picking up someone from the airport or dropping someone off, avoid traffic by using the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® Station. It offers a FREE option to get to and from the terminals and to avoid roadway traffic and curb congestion. Get picked up or dropped off there and catch the PHX Sky Train®, which operates 24 hours a day and arrives every 3-5 minutes. A free cell phone waiting lot is also available. See more at <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/PHXSkyTrain" target="_blank">skyharbor.com/PHXSkyTrain</a>.</p> <p>Travelers with special needs are now able to arrange to pick up a <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/ShopsFoodServices/services/compassion-corner" target="_blank">Compassion Cacti Lanyard</a> prior to their trip, and even schedule a Navigator guide to accompany them through the travel process. The Compassion Cacti Lanyard signals to Airport employees that a customer may need extra assistance or time as they pass through Sky Harbor. </p> <p>For more travel tips, visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/TravelTips" target="_blank">https://www.skyharbor.com/BeforeTraveling/TravelTips</a>.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation
Frontier Airlines Announces 10 New Routes from PHXhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2460Aviation8/26/2022 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2460/Newsroom_Aviation_26_Frontier.jpgFrontier Airlines Announces 10 New Routes from PHX<div class="ExternalClass3934A065687745549E0C3975BDC6E645"><html> <p>Phoenix's fourth largest carrier, Frontier Airlines, announced ten new routes that will begin in the winter season.</p> <p>Frontier President and CEO Barry Biffle announced the routes today from the recently re-modernized Terminal 3 along with Phoenix Councilwoman Ann O'Brien and Phoenix Director of Aviation Services Chad Makovsky.</p> <p>“Frontier Airlines will launch new nonstop service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Orange County, California (SNA), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP), Portland (PDX), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL), Nashville (BNA), Indianapolis (IND) and Kansas City (MCI) in November 2022 and January 2023. To celebrate, America's Greenest Airline is offering fares as low as $19," said Frontier Airlines President and CEO Barry Biffle.</p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Frontier's continued growth at PHX will be supported through the planned November opening of a new crew base, which is expected to initially employ up to 180 pilots and 275 flight attendants.</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">“Frontier Airlines is quickly advancing in Phoenix, and these ten new routes mark the growth of business and leisure travelers choosing our great city as a destination," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We are grateful for the commitment that Frontier has made with its crew base and the employment opportunities it provides. More people will discover why Phoenix is a great vacation destination, business hub, and place to call home."</span></p> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;">Frontier operates the largest A320neo fleet with an average fleet age of four years. The aircraft have ultra-efficient engines as well as lightweight comfortable seats. Frontier is 43% more fuel efficient than other airlines.</span></p> <p> <strong>Service from </strong> <strong>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX):</strong> </p> <table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">SERVICE TO:</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">SERVICE START:</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">SERVICE FREQUENCY:</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Philadelphia (PHL)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daily</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Orange County, California (SNA)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daily</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nov. 5, 2022</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daily</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Portland, Oregon (PDX)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nov. 6, 2022</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">3x/week**</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Baltimore-Washington (BWI)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nov. 17, 2022</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Daily</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Nashville (BNA)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jan. 12, 2023</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">3x/week**</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Kansas City (MCI)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jan. 12, 2023</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">3x/week**</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jan. 13, 2023</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">4x/week**</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jan. 13, 2023</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">4x/week**</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Indianapolis (IND)</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">Jan. 13, 2023</td> <td class="ms-rteTable-default">2x/week</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> <strong> </strong> </p> <p>**Service will be offered less frequently through mid-February and then offered as reflected in the grid above starting the week of Feb. 19, 2023. </p> <p>For more information on all the places you can travel from America's Friendliest Airport®, please visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly">https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly</a><br></p> <p>​<br><br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/aviationNewsaviationAviation

 

 

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