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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 08, 2016


Expect Low-flying Airtankers in East Valley
Aircraft Responding to Arizona Wild Fires

Mesa, Ariz. – East Valley residents should expect a temporary increase in airtanker aircraft overflights as the result of the Tenderfoot wildfire.

The U.S. Forest Service has increased its firefighting operations at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with multiple aircraft arriving and departing during daylight hours.

Concerned residents can call the Airport Authority’s noise complaint line at 480-929-7902.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, which consists of Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant. Gateway has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley. For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

 

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Brian Sexton, Communications Manager
Phone: 480-988-7618
Email: bsexton@phxmesagateway.org