On March 8, Southwest Airlines announced that it will increase its presence at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (IATA: PHX) over the coming years. Southwest’s President, Tom Nealon, told a gathering of the PHX Aero Club that the airline has committed to occupying a future eight-gate concourse at Terminal 4. The concourse, which will be the eighth and final concourse at Terminal 4, is scheduled to open in 2021. Southwest, one of Sky Harbor’s two largest carriers, currently occupies three concourses at Terminal 4.
“We’ve never wavered in our commitment to serving Phoenix’s travellers,” said Tom Nealon, Southwest Airlines President. Our customers tell us they love the hospitality they receive at Sky Harbor and we’re looking forward to welcoming them into our new space when the new concourse opens in just a few short years.”
Mr Nealon also announced that Southwest is investing more than $40 million to expand the carrier’s maintenance facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Southwest is adding a hangar and doubling the number of maintenance bays from two to four at the Phoenix facility.