Sky Train opens to the public Monday

April 07, 2013

The new Sky Train begins operating Monday at Sky Harbor Airport and will make it easier for travelers to get around.

Sky TrainNew Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport. (Photo courtesy of City of Phoenix Department of Aviation)

The Sky Train, an automated, free airport transportation system, will run from Terminal 4 to the Metro Light Rail on 44th and Washington streets. It will make one stop at the East Economy Parking.

The Sky Train will run 24 hours a day, every day. The new rail line will service travelers flying on Southwest Airlines or US Airways out of Terminal 4.

"Not only can you get between the East Economy lot and Terminal 4 in two minutes, but there’s early bag check where you can pull into the East Economy parking area, give you bags to someone, go parked your car and get on the train straight into the terminal," Sky Harbor Airport spokesperson Deborah Ostreicher said.

The Sky Train will be open to travelers starting at noon Monday. Eventually it will serve other terminals and the car rental hub on the western side of the airport.