Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Unveils New Five-Gate South Concourse

~ Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Unveils New Terminal Expansion

Hundreds of community and business representatives, along with federal, state, and local elected officials, gathered at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the grand opening of a new five-gate terminal concourse. The 30,000 square foot addition replaces a smaller four-gate portable building that was installed in 2008. This $28 million project was made possible through a combination of funding sources, including grants from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, FAA Airport Improvement Program, the State of Arizona, and contributions from the six Airport Member Communities.

Apache Junction Mayor Chip Wilson, who also serves as the Board Chairman for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA), expressed his excitement about the new terminal expansion. "With nearly two million passengers choosing Gateway Airport each year, this new terminal expansion shows PMGAA's commitment to enhancing the Just Plane Easy travel experience at Gateway Airport," he stated.

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The airport has experienced record-breaking passenger activity in the last two years, signaling the need for a larger terminal and additional gates. In 2023 alone, over 1.9 million passengers traveled through Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Mesa Mayor John Giles highlighted the significant role that the airport plays in driving economic activity in the region. "Gateway Airport contributes more than $1.8 billion each year to the greater Phoenix economy," he said. "Expanding capacity at the airport unlocks new opportunities for both sun-seeking visitors and local air travelers."

With a total of 11 gates now available, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is well-equipped to sustain its remarkable growth trajectory. Allegiant currently offers nonstop service to 45 popular destinations and plans to increase their summer flight schedule by an impressive 19%. Sun Country has also seen success with its seasonal nonstop service to Minneapolis.

J. Brian O'Neill A.A.E., Executive Director and CEO of PMGAA, added, "the new South Concourse provides additional gates and capacity just in time to welcome hundreds of thousands of spring travelers to Arizona. The facility also positions Gateway Airport for continued passenger growth in the future."

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