Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Debuts New Concourse

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Mayor Kate Gallego and other city officials cut the ribbon Friday on what is Terminal 4’s eighth concourse.

PHOENIX — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened a new concourse inside its busiest terminal on Monday.

Mayor Kate Gallego and other city officials cut the ribbon Friday on what is Terminal 4’s eighth concourse.

Southwest Airlines will occupy the concourse, which will provide eight additional gates.

The 275,000 square foot space will include branches of local restaurants and stores, access to charging stations at every seat and other amenities.

Local favorites Pedal Haus Brewery and Berry Divine – Acai Bowls will be in the new lobby along with regional concepts like Bobby’s Burgers and Eegee’s as well as national chain Chick-Fil-A and Sip Coffee & Beer.

Retail stores will carry products from Changing Hands bookstores, Made Art Boutique and Melrose Pharmacy. The Chase Sapphire Lounge by the Club will offer travelers a menu focused on local produce.

Airport revenues funded the $310 million competition.

What is the Valley? :

“The Valley” is what locals call the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is considered the largest metropolitan area in the Southwest.

The Valley is made up of various major cities other than Phoenix, including:

  • Mesa

  • Chandler

  • Scottsdale

  • temple

  • Glendale

  • Surprise

  • Peoria

  • Gilbert

  • The Mirage

  • Avondale

  • Litchfield Park

  • Happy new year

  • Buckeye

Whether a city is in the “East Valley” or the “West Valley” depends on its position relative to Phoenix.

The cities of the Valley have a combined population of 4,845,832 people, according to the 2020 United States Census. This makes it the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country, just behind the Boston and Atlanta areas.

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