Travelers at Sky Harbor Airport will likely see higher prices on food and drinks after the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved to repeal a pricing policy that capped what vendors at the airport can charge. Right now, food and beverage sellers can charge ten percent above street prices.
The two companies that operate food services at the airport asked to be released from the so-called "street pricing" policy, citing increased labor costs. The council agreed, calling the policy outdated.
HMS Host and SSP will be allowed to raise their prices as soon as February 15th. The council also directed staff to come up with a similar proposal to remove pricing caps on retail vendors at the airport.