The Friendly Airport for Mothers Act which passed in October 2018 requires airports that receive national grants provide nursing facilities that are located past security checkpoints by 2021.
In compliance with the act, the City Council approved the purchase and installation of six new nursing stations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport terminal 4.
To ensure compliance, the new nursing stations will be added to terminal 4 only since it currently only has one station and that terminal sees more than 80% of the passenger traffic. Phoenix terminals 2 and 3 are already in compliance
The approval detailed that the nursing stations should not exceed the amount of $172,000 in a two-year contract.
Sky Harbor Airport said they received two bids and decided to go with Mamava because “they were responsive and responsible.”
The one-year contract will start as soon as July 1, 2019 with the option to extend it at the discretion of the aviation director.