The Wall Street Journal names Sky Harbor America’s friendliest airport

PHOENIX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport is honored to be named the top airport in the nation among large airports by the Wall Street Journal.

Convenience. Reliability. Value. These are critical factors the Wall Street Journal looked at when conducting its annual airport rankings study. It examined 14 different measures within these categories, as well as surveying more than 2,500 subscribers. The results found that among other things, Phoenix Sky Harbor’s short taxi-to-takeoff times, restaurants and fast WiFi makes it the top airport in the country.

“Sky Harbor is the gateway to our state and the largest economic engine in Arizona,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “It’s wonderful to see the airport being recognized for its focus on customer service, reliability and convenience on a national platform. This is a solid testament to both our airport employees and the hundreds of volunteer Navigators who donate their time at Sky Harbor.”

Phoenix Sky Harbor ranked particularly high for its average Yelp rating for restaurants. America’s friendliest airport is also America’s tastiest airport with local favorites like Barrio Café, La Grande Orange, Four Peaks Brewery, Matt’s Big Breakfast, San Tan Brewery, the Tavern and others in the terminals as well as nationally recognized options available.

Phoenix Sky Harbor also saw a major improvement in its WiFi speeds, something that is very important to travelers. Phoenix was ranked second among the largest airports for WiFi service.

With great weather, Phoenix also had favorable on-time arrivals as well as low taxi-to-takeoff times, making it a very reliable airport.

Source: Sky Harbor Public Relations