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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Posts Best May in History and Eighth Consecutive Month of Commercial Passenger Growth

Mesa, Arizona —For a record- tying eighth consecutive month, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) posted year-over-year growth in passenger activity during May 2018. The milestone set also represents the busiest May in the history of the airport. In response to increasing demand, Allegiant Air recently upgraded many of the aircraft based at Gateway Airport from the Airbus 319 to the larger Airbus 320. A total of 117,290 air travelers used Gateway Airport during the month, a 13% increase over the same month last year.

“Even as temperatures in the Valley rise as we enter into the summer months, Gateway Airport continues to post record-setting passenger activity numbers,” said Gilbert Mayor and Chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) Jenn Daniels. “Gateway provides an easy and affordable way for travelers to visit Arizona, and for local travelers looking to get away to see family and friends.”

Gateway Airport currently serves 46 nonstop destinations through its airline partners Allegiant and WestJet. The airport, located within 20-30 minutes of Phoenix and Scottsdale, is known for its Just Plane Easy experience and unparalleled value.  

“Allegiant’s decision to upgrade its aircraft serving Gateway Airport to the larger Airbus 320 is a sizable increase in investment in the Greater Phoenix region,” said PMGAA Executive Director/CEO J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “We appreciate Allegiant’s commitment to this market and are confident that our local air travelers and sun-seeking visitors will fill the additional seats.”

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