FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2018

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Posts Fourth Consecutive Month of Commercial Passenger Growth

Mesa, Arizona —For the fourth consecutive month, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) posted year-over-year growth in passenger activity during January 2018.  After finishing last year with a strong 4th quarter that included several new nonstop destinations and record-setting passenger activity, the positive trend continued in January with an 11% increase; the second best January recorded in the Airport’s history. A total of 118,926 air travelers used Gateway Airport during the month.

“Sun seeking travelers looking to escape the cold are finding Gateway Airport a cost effective and convenient way to get away,” said Gilbert Mayor and Chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) Jenn Daniels. “The Greater Phoenix area offers plenty of entertainment, great food options, and perfect weather for all ages to enjoy.”

Gateway Airport currently serves 46 nonstop destinations through its airline partners Allegiant and WestJet. Anticipating continued growth in the future, the Airport recently completed expansion projects in the Security Checkpoint Area and installed the first fully-automated exit door system in the Southwest. Both projects provide enhanced security, increased efficiency, and a better overall passenger experience.

“More and more air travelers are choosing Gateway Airport for its unparalleled value and convenience,” said PMGAA Executive Director/CEO J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “New nonstop destinations, larger aircraft, and increased frequency are helping make Gateway the airport of choice for the Phoenix East Valley.”

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