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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2017


Allegiant Announces Eight New Nonstop Destinations at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Mesa, Arizona — Allegiant Air today announced they are adding eight new nonstop destinations at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport); the largest service expansion since the popular low-cost airline arrived in Mesa nearly 10 years ago. With these additional routes, Allegiant will offer service to 45 nonstop destinations from the greater Phoenix area. 

The new routes include major Midwest destinations Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and St. Louis/Belleville. Additionally, Boise will join the list of Mountain West destinations available to Gateway Airport.  For the first time, nonstop service to Florida launches with flights to the popular vacation destination of Tampa/St. Pete Florida. 

“Eight new destinations are a further testament to the growing strength of the Phoenix East Valley market,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles, Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “Today’s announcement by our airline partner Allegiant is great news for air travelers and the East Valley economy.”

“We are proud to be growing again at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. These eight new routes show that local travelers have continued to embrace Allegiant’s unique brand of ultra-low-cost fares and nonstop service to destinations around the country,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant Senior Vice President of Commercial. “We are so grateful to our loyal customers in the area for helping us grow here and are excited to offer nonstop flights to these eight cities at a fare that everyone can afford.”

Gateway Airport welcomed more than 1.3 million passengers in 2016, and anticipates a sharp increase in activity associated with these eight new destinations. Several construction projects designed to increase capacity and enhance convenience of existing airport facilities and infrastructure are already underway at the airport.

“Air travelers across the region have long been requesting additional airline services at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E., Executive Director/CEO of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “I commend Allegiant for their continued investment in the greater Phoenix market.  We are committed to working hard to ensure these new flights are very successful.”

Marc Garcia, President of Visit Mesa added, “Visitors to the Phoenix East Valley love Allegiant and Gateway Airport because of the convenience, easy access, and airfare affordability. We can’t wait to welcome visitors from these eight new cities and showcase all that the region has to offer.”

For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport please visit www.gatewayairport.com.

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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA). PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers commercial passenger service 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
Email: rsmith@gatewayairport.com