ARIZONA NEWS

Phoenix airport touts Sky Train as way to avoid holiday traffic at terminals

Nov 24, 2021, 10:25 AM | Updated: 10:25 am
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport)...
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport)
(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport)

PHOENIX – Officials at Phoenix Sky Harbor International are anticipating heavy traffic throughout Wednesday as Thanksgiving holiday travel surges.

“As always, travelers should give themselves extra time, especially today, and check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport,” Sky Harbor spokeswoman Heather Shelbrack said in a press release.

Drivers picking up or dropping off passengers should be prepared for especially long delays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Shelbrack said.

One way of avoiding the backups is to use the PHX Sky Train station at 44th and Washington streets for pickups or dropoffs.

The station offers a free cellphone waiting lot, short-term parking meters and convenient train access to the Terminals 3 and 4.

The airport’s travel tips page says to expect extended wait times for the shuttle to the car rental center because of high demand and physical distancing requirements.

If you plan to leave your car at the airport during your trip, real-time information about parking availability can be found online or by calling 602-273-4545.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team Photo)...
KTAR.com

Officers seize over 100 pounds of cocaine at Arizona-California border

Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officers seized over 100 pounds of cocaine on Tuesday at a port of entry near the California state line, authorities said. 
8 hours ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Scottsdale man accused of stealing millions in music royalties

A Scottsdale man is one of two people accused of stealing millions of dollars in music royalties over the past five years, authorities said Wednesday.
8 hours ago
(Facebook Photo/Arizona Heart Foundation)...
Kevin Stone

Arizona Heart Foundation to provide free screenings for rural communities

The Arizona Heart Foundation is launching an outreach program to bring free screenings to rural communities where cardiovascular disease too often goes undetected.
8 hours ago
John Charpiot, left, and David Harmon. (Facebook Photos/Coolidge Police Department)...
Kevin Stone

Arizona prison system implements changes after reviewing January escape

The Arizona prison system announced new safety measures following a review of how two inmates escaped last winter in an incident that sparked an intense five-day manhunt.
1 day ago
(Arizona Governor's Office Photo)...
KTAR.com

Tucson border patrol agent dies in line of duty; flags to fly half-staff Saturday

Flags will fly at half-staff across the state Saturday for a Tucson border patrol agent that died in the line of duty.
1 day ago
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., runs from the Senate chamber after voting on an appropriations bill t...
Kevin Stone

In CNN interview, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won’t tip hand on $2T domestic bill

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema wouldn’t commit to supporting her party’s $2 trillion domestic agenda during a sit-down interview with CNN on Thursday, but she didn’t provide specifics on how to secure her vote.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Canvas Annuity

Annuity basics: how to retire with a guaranteed paycheck for life

Does the thought of retirement fill you with stress or with happiness? Everyone wants to spend their retirement in a way that brings them the most joy, whether that’s traveling the world or spending extra time at home with grandkids.
...
Arizona State University

Gain insights on next year’s trends at 58th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon

Employment is recovering from the severe contraction induced by the pandemic, but it is still way below levels at the start of 2020. Can it fully recover in the coming year?
...
ENVOQUE MD

Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.
Phoenix airport touts Sky Train as way to avoid holiday traffic at terminals