New Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport concourse offers local shops, artwork and technology

Jun 21, 2022, 4:35 AM | Updated: 7:45 am

PHOENIX — A new $310 million concourse opened Monday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and it offers travelers much more than just eight additional gates for Southwest Airlines.

The airport’s eighth concourse at Terminal 4 features an array of art elements with a terrazzo floor that depicts aerial views of the Phoenix landscape and airplane window-shaped wall pieces.

It also gives travelers a chance to try some Arizona favorites right from the airport with an array of local and regional restaurants and shops, such as Pedal Haus Brewery, Eegee’s, Bobby’s Burgers, Changing Hands Bookstore, Made Art Boutique and Melrose Pharmacy.

The shops, restaurants and a lounge will open in the coming months, the airport said.

“Whether it’s the high technology in this concourse or the beautiful views, our traveling public is in for a treat,” Mayor Kate Gallego said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week.

The technology Gallego is speaking of is the concourse’s new smart windows, which have electrochromic glazing that adjust tinting to the sun’s position in the sky. Travelers can also see much of the state’s scenery from those windows.

The 275,000-square-foot expansion of Terminal 4 took 50 million pounds of concrete, 2 million pounds of rebar and a half-mile of baggage conveyor systems.

Other amenities of the expansion are charging stations in every seat, an animal relief area, a nursing room and the ability for those with hearing devices to connect to the public address system.

“Look at this! This is spectacular,” U.S. Rep. Greg Stanton said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“It’s beautiful. Look at the mountains that passengers from all over the country and the world are going to be able to enjoy right here. You have outdone yourself with this beautiful new concourse.”

Stanton said the expansion details a concentrated federal effort to grow airports.

“Sky Harbor alone saw $200 million from the American Rescue Plan and the bipartisan infrastructure law just in the last two years,” Stanton said.

The expansion used no tax dollars and was paid for through airport revenue.

We want to hear from you.

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

Arizona News

Traffic backed up near Quartzsite...

Eastbound I-10 closed near Arizona-California border due to fiery crash

Eastbound Interstate 10 near the Arizona-California border was closed after a fiery crash Tuesday morning, authorities said.

51 minutes ago

Tiana Hodges mugshot...

Woman arrested in fatal Phoenix apartment complex shooting

A woman was arrested Monday for allegedly fatally shooting a man at an apartment complex in Phoenix, authorities said. 

1 hour ago

Middle class is shrinking, lower case is growing, Valley economist says...

Middle-class Americans may not be able to afford a home, Valley economist says

Why is the middle class shrinking? Is the U.S. economy growing? Valley economist Jim Rounds answered these questions on Monday.

3 hours ago

Peoria Arts and Culture Festival 2024...

Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival to bring food, games, activities and more this weekend

Celebrate art, culture, food, games and music this weekend at the family-friendly Peoria Arts and Cultural Festival.

3 hours ago

Side by side image of teacher and his quarters....

Avondale elementary school teacher wins Bruce and Gaydos’ teacher tribute

A West Valley elementary school teacher was named KTAR News 92.3 FM's Outspoken with Bruce and Gaydos' Pay Tribute to a Teacher winner for January.

4 hours ago

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) leaves a House Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill on April 27, ...

Kevin Stone

Rep. Debbie Lesko excited about her future in Arizona, frustrated with Washington politics

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko said she’s excited about the next chapter of her Arizona political career while expressing frustration about her tenure in Washington.

4 hours ago

Sponsored Articles


DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.


Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.


Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Day & Night is looking for the oldest AC in the Valley

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

New Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport concourse offers local shops, artwork and technology