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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 03, 2014


Gateway Airport is 2nd Cheapest Airport in U.S.
Ranked by U.S. Department of Transportation

MESA, Ariz. — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has the second lowest ticket prices among the 100 busiest airports in the U.S., according to a U.S. Department of Transportation study, trailing only Orlando (Fla.) Sanford International Airport. The average airfare at Gateway cost approximately $138, significantly less expensive than the U.S. average of about $396.

“Gateway Airport’s mission is centered on safety, efficiency, and customer service,” said Airport Authority spokesperson, Brian Sexton. “By operating efficiently, we keep airport costs low. With an ultra-low cost carrier like Allegiant, they in turn keep their operating costs low.”

The most expensive airport in the U.S. is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Allegiant will initiate non-stop service to the airport from Gateway on November 14.

“Allegiant’s service to Cincinnati is a welcomed addition to the 30-plus cities they already fly to out of Gateway. With Allegiant's low prices, this market is going to be a popular destination,” Sexton said.

About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority
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 35 cities via Allegiant and 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
Phone: 480-988-7618
Email: bsexton@phxmesagateway.org