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Phoenix Sky Harbor Is The Top Large Airport In U.S., According To Wall Street Journal

Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airporthas been named the top large airport in the nation, based on an annual study conducted by the Wall Street Journal. 

Sky Harbor ranked high for convenience, reliability, proximity, and ease of use when traveling to and from downtown Phoenix. 

Mayor Kate Gallego says the city has made a concerted effort to make the airport stand out from its competitors. “Some of our new investments include faster Wi-Fi. We also have great local restaurants. Some of the favorites from Phoenix are at Sky Harbor. We are very respectful of people’s schedules and short wait times, short taxis,' Gallego said. 

The study shows the airport has low TSA screening times and few flight cancellations. Gallego also said the city will be adding more services. 

“We are going to be starting delivery at the gate if you want to order food, we’re upgrading our television service in the terminal. We are also building more modern gates with more amenities; lots of charging outlets, and we’ll be opening up new gates early next year in Terminal 3," Gallego said. 

Gallego says Sky Harbor is maintaining high levels of service, despite an ever-growing volume of passengers. “We see more and more flights, which is not surprising given how quickly we are growing as a community. We’ll be working hard to serve more destinations and improve the experience," she said. 

Sky Harbor has a nearly $2 billion capital investment program underway to help elevate the passenger experience.

Nakiesha Johnson is in her last semester at Arizona State University, studying at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She joined KJZZ as a news intern for fall 2019.Johnson recently worked for Cronkite News as a social media producer, helping manage and post content for social media platforms. She also reported the weather every Wednesday.Johnson, who has lived in Arizona most of her life, hopes to be able to cover news in other states. Her goal is to become a talk show host who reaches out to young adults.