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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Posts Best April Ever and Offers Tips for Holiday Travelers

Mesa, Arizona —Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Airport, Gateway Airport) posted its best April ever with a total of 171,015 air travelers using the Airport during the month, a 43% increase over last April and 8% higher than the record-setting passenger activity in April 2019.

“Gateway Airport now has five airlines serving over 60 nonstop destinations across the U.S. and Canada. We welcome the record number of air travelers making Gateway their airport of choice,” said Mayor John Giles, Chair of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) Board.

With passenger traffic numbers exceeding pre-pandemic levels, it is important to remember a few key travel tips to make sure your trip through the airport is a smooth one.

  • Stay on Schedule-Check in online and print your boarding pass. If you don’t have any bags to check you can go directly to the TSA Security Checkpoint. Airlines suggest travelers arrive two hours prior to departure.
  • Plan to Park-Make a parking plan. If you are parking at the airport, make sure you know where the lots are. During peak travel weekends, the Daily Lot may fill up. There will always be room at the Ray Road Economy Lot. For more info, visit
  • Bring Your Appetite- Enjoy a meal or drink at O.H.S.O. Brewery or Panera Bread, shop at Trip Advisor or Saguaro Mercantile, or relax on one of the outdoor patios.

“A growing number of Greater Phoenix families and sun-seeking visitors have discovered how easy and cost-effective it is to travel through Gateway Airport,” said Airport Director J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “Gateway Airport provides many of the amenities travelers need to have aJust Plane Easy travel experience.

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