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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Reports Best June Ever
Passenger Activity Up 15% Compared to Last Year

MESA, Ariz. — June 2016 was the second record month in a row for total passenger activity at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as passengers continue to flock to the airport for Allegiant’s low fares and new destinations.

Allegiant continues its strong performance in the Phoenix-Mesa region with 126,798 total passengers passing through the airport in June 2016; an increase of 15 percent compared to the same time period last year.  Allegiant’s expanded nonstop service offerings to 38 destinations - including Sonoma County, Memphis, Las Vegas, and Oakland - has proven to be very popular among local air travelers and those accessing the Valley of the Sun.

“More and more air travelers are choosing the convenience and value of flying Allegiant into and out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” said Interim Executive Director/CEO J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E.  “Increasing passenger activity in the Valley means increasing economic growth across the region. Allegiant’s continued investment in Arizona is paying off -- both for our residents and sun-seeking tourists.”

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority’s fiscal year ended on June 30, 2016 with 1,331,901 total passengers; a five percent increase over the previous year.

For more information about Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Allegiant’s nonstop destinations, please visit www.gatewayairport.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 1.3 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