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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport temporarily closes 2 security checkpoints

Jan 6, 2022, 5:07 PM | Updated: Jan 7, 2022, 7:50 am
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(Twitter photo/@PHXSkyHarbor)
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PHOENIX — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport temporarily closed two security checkpoints in Terminal 4 on Friday morning due to COVID-19 impacts on Transportation Security Administration personnel.

The B and D checkpoints at the airport’s busiest terminal were closed at 4 a.m., while the A and C checkpoints will remain open. No timeline for reopening was announced.

Closure of the checkpoints could result in wait times up to 30 minutes for non-precheck passengers, the airport said. Security wait times can be viewed online.

The airport does not anticipate any impacts to the security checkpoint in Terminal 3.

Sky Harbor’s two busiest airlines, American and Southwest, use Terminal 4.

Travelers are advised to plan their arrivals accordingly for the closures and look through bags for prohibited items before coming to the airport so they can move through the security checkpoint more quickly.

COVID-19 continues to impact airports as thousands of people were left waiting over the holidays due to canceled flights across the country as the spread of the omicron variant of the virus impacted flight crews.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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