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Two Phoenix Sky Harbor airport TSA checkpoints to temporarily close amid staffing issues

Terminal 4 restricted at Sky Harbor
Posted at 3:57 PM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-07 01:14:36-05

PHOENIX — Two checkpoints at Terminal 4 of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will close starting Friday amid COVID-19 staffing issues.

Checkpoints B and D will be closed starting at 4 a.m. on Friday, "given the impacts of COVID on TSA personnel," according to a statement from the TSA.

Officials with the TSA say travelers should expect wait times up to 30 minutes at the remaining open checkpoints, A and C.

It is unclear when the checkpoints will reopen.

The announcement comes as airlines across the country continue to face staffing issues causing cancellations. As of 9 p.m. Thursday, 77 flights for the day to or from Sky Harbor had been canceled.