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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2017


Lyft marks six-month anniversary of expanding passenger choices at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Mesa, Ariz. — Just prior to the busy holiday travel season last year, the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority amended its Rules and Regulations to allow ride-sharing companies to pick-up and drop-off passengers at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.  Popular ride-sharing company Lyft quickly entered into an agreement with the Authority and began providing service to Mesa’s growing airport.  Lyft’s first six-months of operation have been a tremendous success.

“We aim to be Just Plane Easy from roadway to runway,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E., Executive Director/CEO of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “Our customers are accustomed to using ride-sharing services when they travel and we felt it was important to provide those services at Gateway Airport.  We strive to always exceed customer expectations.”

To celebrate this milestone, Lyft is offering passengers $5 off 2 rides to and from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport during the month of June using the code PMGAIRPORT.

Lyft passengers are picked up from a designated area in front of the baggage claim terminal.  Ride-sharing competitor Uber is not currently licensed to operate at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

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 nonstop passenger service to 40 cities via Allegiant and WestJet Airlines and welcomes more than 1.3 million passengers each year. 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