FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 02, 2017

Allegiant Celebrates 10 Years and 10 Million Passengers at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Mesa, Arizona — Allegiant is celebrating ten years of providing convenient low-cost air service at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport); and helping make Greater Phoenix a popular vacation destination that is easily accessible to value-seeking air travelers nationwide.

“We’re pleased to celebrate ten years of successfully serving the Phoenix Valley,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant Vice President of Commercial. “We are constantly looking for new opportunities to increase our presence in the region and are very excited about the eight new destinations Allegiant is adding in October and November.”

In addition to their ten-year anniversary, Allegiant is also celebrating the impressive milestone of surpassing ten million passengers through Gateway Airport.  Ten million passengers in ten years!

“Our partnership with Allegiant has created a significant economic impact for the region by bringing millions of visitors to our state and raising the profile of the Phoenix East Valley,” said Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels, Chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Board of Directors. “We look forward to the continued growth and success of Allegiant here at Gateway Airport.” 

“Both Allegiant and Gateway Airport have seen remarkable growth during the past decade.  Allegiant now serves 45 destinations across 23 states from our Airport,” said Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Executive Director J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “We are proud to have Allegiant as our partner, thank them for their continued investment, and wish them a very Happy Anniversary.”  

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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. Gateway Airport offers commercial passenger service to 47 destinations via Allegiant Air and WestJet Airlines.  In 2016, Gateway Airport welcomed more than 1.3 million passengers. Corporate, military and general aviation customers are served by Gateway Aviation Services, a 24-hour full service FBO located just north of the passenger terminal.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Director of Communications and Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617