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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 07, 2016


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Reports Busiest May Ever
New Allegiant Flights Fuel 8% Increase in Passenger Activity

MESA, Ariz. — May 2016 is one for the record books!

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s new nonstop flights to Sonoma County, Memphis, Des Moines, and Fresno have proven to be very popular among Greater Phoenix air travelers.  These new nonstop destinations, along with Allegiant’s 34 others, helped fuel an 8% jump in passengers and a new record for the month of May.  A total of 107,621 passengers boarded Allegiant airplanes in May 2016, an 8% increase over the 99,863 passengers Allegiant welcomed in May of last year.

“We are pleased with the positive response to Allegiant’s new flights and the record number of passengers from across the region choosing the convenience of Gateway Airport,” said Interim Executive Director/CEO J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E.  “Area residents and sun-seeking tourists are benefiting from Allegiant’s continued investment in Arizona.”

For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Allegiant’s nonstop destinations, please visit www.phxmesagateway.org.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (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 38 cities via Allegiant and welcomes more than 1.4 million passengers each year. Gateway Airport also has 1,000 acres of undeveloped land available for future job growth in the East Valley.

 

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