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NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2015


Expect Low-flying Airtankers in East Valley

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

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
The 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 36 cities via Allegiant and Elite Airways 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 Media Contact:
Brian Sexton
Phone: 480-988-7618
Email: bsexton@phxmesagateway.org