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How COVID made Sky Harbor the busiest airport in America

Posted by   /  June 23, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter COVID-19 curtailed travel and tourism so much that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw its daily passenger counts go down to 10,000 to 12,000 per day, according Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher. Sky Harbor typically averages more than 125,000 passengers per day. Ironically, the days Sky Harbor […]

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Proposal aims to fast-track Phoenix airport construction

Posted by   /  June 18, 2020  /  Economy, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Melissa Yeager | The Republic A new bill proposed by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema aims to speed up the amount of time it takes to finish airport projects by allowing airports to offer financial incentives to companies who finish ahead of time and under budget. The Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act is a bipartisan effort by Sinema […]

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Air cargo operator wants to expand Phoenix footprint

Posted by   /  June 11, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Air cargo firm, Worldwide Flight Services, is looking to expand its footprint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. WFS currently leases 13 cargo bays at Sky Harbor’s West Air Cargo Facility.Worldwide Flight wants to lease up 9 more cargo bays at the Phoenix airport.The expansion and a […]

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Phoenix Sky Harbor passengers, cargo numbers out pre-COVID-19 impact

Posted by   /  March 30, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Coronavirus, Economy  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw 3.78 million travelers in February, according to new numbers released this morning. That was up 6.4 percent from last February. It was, of course, before this month’s dramatic and unprecedented drop in air travel due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For […]

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Ideation Design Group earns global honor for Sky Harbor design

Posted by   /  March 2, 2020  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZRE | AZBigMedia A renowned Phoenix-based design firm is gaining national attention for its work on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3 transformation. Ideation Design Group (IDG) has been named a finalist in the prestigious Airport Experience Awards which honors the best in global airport design, management and concessions. Among IDG’s recognized work at Phoenix Sky Harbor […]

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Phoenix delays Uber, Lyft fee increase

Posted by   /  January 23, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Transportation  /  No Comments

Terminal 3 Sky Harbor. / Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport / Phoenix Business Journal By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal The city of Phoenix decided Wednesday to delay putting new ground transportation fees in place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until after the Arizona Supreme Court rules whether the fee increases are constitutional. In December, Phoenix […]

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Brnovich vs. Gallego vs. DiCiccio on Phoenix’s higher fees on Uber, Lyft rides to Sky Harbor

Posted by   /  January 17, 2020  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich thinks higher rideshare fees imposed by the city of Phoenix on Lyft and Uber rides to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport run afoul of state law. Brnovich said yesterday he wants to the Arizona Supreme Court to strike down the higher fees […]

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Phoenix votes, raises fees on Uber, Lyft rides to airport despite promises of boycotts, lawsuits

Posted by   /  December 19, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. / File photo By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Phoenix City Council has approved higher fees on Uber and Lyft rides to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Both Lyft and Uber have said they will yank service at the Phoenix airport because of the higher fees which would […]

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Goldwater Institute: Lawsuit possible over Sky Harbor rideshare fees

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Courts/Law, Transportation  /  1 Comment

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter The Goldwater Institute is warning the city of Phoenix it could face lawsuits if the City Council approves proposed higher rideshare fees for Lyft and Uber rides at Sky Harbor International Airport. Goldwater Institute National Litigation Director Jon Riches sent a letter to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego […]

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Lyft departing Sky Harbor?

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio has released a letter from Lyft saying the company could potentially end operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport over proposed higher rideshare fees. The Phoenix City Council voted 7-2 last month to raise fees on Lyft and Uber to as much […]

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