Mesa, Arizona —
The number of travelers flying through Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport, Airport) continues to set new records, with November 2022 marking the busiest November ever at the Airport. Seven of the last nine months have set records for passenger activity
as more air travelers choose Gateway Airport as they return to the skies. 157,725 passengers came through the Airport this November, a 7% increase over the previous record November set in 2021.
This winter, Allegiant Air, Sun Country, and three Canadian airlines – Swoop,
Flair, and WestJet – will offer nonstop service to nearly 60 domestic and international destinations.
“November represented another month of continued record growth at Gateway
Airport,” said J. Brian O’Neill A.A.E., Executive Director/CEO of the Airport. “Each month, more and more air travelers are discovering the convenience and affordability of using Gateway Airport when they need to travel.”
To keep up with this record growth, Gateway Airport recently started construction
on a new 30,000 square foot, five gate terminal addition that is expected to be completed by early 2024.
The peak holiday travel season began Sunday, December 18th and will run through
Monday, January 2nd. Passengers can expect busier than normal roadways, parking lots, and security lines and should plan accordingly.
- Airports have rush hours too. Arrive early and pack accordingly. Peak
times for the Airport are generally between 5-7 a.m. and 2-6 p.m. Arrive two hours before your flight. If you are not checking a bag and have your boarding pass, you can go straight to security, saving yourself time.
- Parking lots closest to the terminal fill up. The
Ray Road Economy Parking Lot will always have spaces available, and there is a free shuttle service to the terminal every 7 minutes.
- Pack smart by contacting TSA
or visiting our What Can I Bring page
before you leave home.
- Use Flight Status Page and Cell Phone Lot. Double-check
your flight status with your airline before
coming to the airport. If you are picking up friends or family, take advantage of the brand-new Cell Phone Lot located on Sossaman Rd south of Ray Rd.
For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, please visit:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Director of Communications and Government Relations