MESA, Ariz. — East Valley residents should expect a temporary increase in airtanker aircraft overflights as the result of the Barlow Fire on the San Carlos Apache reservation.
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
The Airport Authority 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 36 cities
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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Brian Sexton, PIO