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Terminal 3 North Concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport opens Feb. 3

Posted at 6:17 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 06:47:26-05

PHOENIX — The North Concourse inside Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will open to the public and begin servicing departing and arriving flights on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, airport officials announced during a media preview event.

The newly-renovated concourse has 10 gates, a few new restaurants and bars, including Ajo Al's, Phoenix Beer Company, Scramble and Starbucks; a couple of stores, seating areas with cellphone charging capabilities at nearly every seat, a pet relief area, and a nursing room, officials said.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego also helped unveil a plaque to Cindy McCain honoring her husband, the late Arizona Sen. John S. McCain III, who the terminal is named after. The plaque will be located on the first floor of the terminal. McCain died in 2018 from an aggressive from brain cancer.

The concourse opening also marks the official phasing out of Terminal 2, which will close after Feb. 4, 2020 -- and is expected to eventually be demolished. Those airlines that primarily flew out of Terminal 2 will move to Terminal 3 this month.

Here are the airlines joining Terminal 3:

  • Boutique Air (moving on Feb. 3)
  • United Airlines (moving on Feb. 4)
  • Alaska Airlines (moving on Feb. 5)
  • Contour Airlines (moving on Feb. 5)
  • Air Canada (moving from Terminal 4 on Feb. 6)

Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Country already fly out of Terminal 3, which has undergone a multi-million-dollar and multi-phased renovation over the last several years.

New stores within the North Concourse include Discover Arizona, Tech on the Go/House of Marley, and Stellar News + Market.

It also features a public art installation, named "Phoenix Light Threshold," which is made up of 750 reflective blue and gold aluminum pieces on the north connector bridge.

In January 2019, the much-anticipated South Concourse opened. View our photo gallery to see what the South Concourse looks like. The South Concourse has SanTan Brewing, Mustache Pretzels, The Habit, The Parlor, Panera, Original ChopChop, The Tavern by Mark Tarbell, and Christopher's.