Phoenix Airport Sets Passenger Record in 2018

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Courtesy of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport set a new record in 2018: Nearly 45 million travelers passed through Sky Harbor last year, surpassing the 2015 record of 44 million. 

According to a press release from Sky Harbor, the Phoenix area was especially busy during the spring, with students on break and crowds coming in for Major League Baseball spring training. 

“Sky Harbor’s record passenger numbers are a testament to Phoenix’s growing economy," Mayor Thelda Williams said. "Phoenix is a destination for business and leisure travel. Through key investments, Sky Harbor is continually improving to better the travel experience for passengers.”

The airport is making several changes to better accomodate the record number of passengers. A new concourse was added to Terminal 3 in January, and another will be added to Terminal 4 by 2022. Sky Harbor is also in the process of extending the PHX Sky Train to better serve travelers renting and returning cars.

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