Phoenix Sky Harbor works with police, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to keep pace with security needs.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has seven security checkpoints in its three terminals. In the past five years, Sky Harbor has made numerous improvements to its checkpoints in order to increase efficiency and reduce wait times.
Terminal 2: In 2006, Sky Harbor opened a new and improved security checkpoint in Terminal 2, moving the lanes from the center to the west side of the lobby. The re-design created much more room in the center of the terminal for visitors meeting arriving passengers.
Terminal 3: In 2007, two security screening lanes were added to the south checkpoint, increasing the number from two to four. The north checkpoint also was expanded, increasing security screening lanes from four to six.
Terminal 4: In 2005, four security lanes were added to Checkpoint A, and a new, six-lane Checkpoint D opened. In 2006, screening lanes were increased from four to nine at Checkpoint B. In 2009, Checkpoint C was expanded from four to eight lanes.
Behind the Scenes Baggage Screening
Sky Harbor has installed a behind-the-scenes baggage screening system that allows the TSA to screen checked luggage as it makes its way to the plane. Because this system is built right into the baggage conveyor system, luggage screening machines have been removed from the lobbies and the curbs at Sky Harbor.
Additional Security Information