American Airlines changes terminals at Sky Harbor

PHOENIX - American Airlines has moved its operations from one part of Sky Harbor International Airport to another in Phoenix to be in the same terminal with merger partner US Airways.

American moved its Sky Harbor operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4 on Wednesday, joining US Airways in Terminal 4.

The change affects ticketing and check-in gates as well as baggage and customer service operations.

American said the move will provide easy access for passengers connecting between flights.

With Terminal 4 seeing more passengers, Terminal 3 will be undergoing a major renovation that is slated for completion in 2020. It was built in 1979.

The modernization will include expanding retail space and upgrading checkpoints. It will also add gates.

The cost of the renovation is estimated around $500 million.

In the next coming years, the airlines in Terminal 2 will be moved to Terminal 3.   

Terminal 2 eventually will no longer be used for airline traffic.

The airport will preserve its historical values.

American Airlines has more information on the move and the AA/US merger here.

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