The recent post about Continental's upcoming move from Sky Harbor's T4
got me thinking... seems Continental will be the only airline in PHX
's history to have used ALL
I'm really fascinated by Terminal 1 and was hoping some of you can relate memories of it to me... looking through some documents at my university's Transportation Library, it looks like it was the airport's original terminal. A 1978 Sky Harbor roster shows it as occupied by Continental, Delta and Frontier (all of whom, it seems, moved into the new T3
the following year).
A 1981 map of Sky Harbor shows T1 occupied by deregulation newcomers Eastern, Braniff, Northwest and United. Most of those folks seem to have been moved into the other two buildings by the mid-1980s (was this to make room for Southwest?)
When I was younger, I remember seeing Terminal 1 on the map of PHX
in my dad's "Business Traveler's Atlas." This would have been around 1987 or so. It was listed as home to Southwest and USAir. I'm guessing that the facility was abandoned after USAir acquired PSA's gates in T2
and Southwest moved to the new T4
. When was it demolished?
What was the building like? Did it have ground-level or jetway boarding? Open air or enclosed? I'd guess a building in Phoenix would need air conditioning. Any memories or recollections you have of T1 would be greatly appreciated.