Passenger Numbers Continue to Increase at Sky Harbor AirportPassenger Numbers Continue to Increase at Sky Harbor Airport<div class="ExternalClass9687D39245A644A09DAA7495AF2F1A6B"><p>​Passenger traffic numbers at Phoenix Sky Harbor have increased yet again for the<br>eighth month in a row. July numbers were 5.7% higher than last July. Year to date, numbers are up<br>by 4% over 2013. In fact, passenger numbers have been rising every single month this year<br>spanning from 3.0% to 5.7% increases.</p><p>“We are so fortunate to live in a community with an airport that offers flights to one hundred<br>nonstop cities and to anywhere in the world with direct or easy connecting service,” said Phoenix<br>Mayor Greg Stanton. He added, “This is great news for our local businesses and our partners<br>outside Arizona who want to do business here.”</p><p>March 2014 was the busiest month in the history of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport when<br>the airport served more than 4 million passengers. The airport’s facilities are being updated as these<br>numbers increase. Terminal 4’s restaurant overhaul is near completion, the new Sky Train station is<br>set to open by Super Bowl and plans to modernize Terminal 3 are underway.</p><p>“We operate in a constantly changing environment, ready to adapt to passenger demand,” said<br>Danny Murphy, Phoenix Aviation Director. “We are likely to continue to see the airlines making<br>adjustments to their schedules and cities as they operate flights based on demand,” he said. “The<br>great news is that passengers are flying again and Sky Harbor is ready to meet that demand.”</p><p><br>###<br>Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport, has an annual economic<br>impact of nearly $29 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 100,000 passengers<br>arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No local tax dollars are<br>used to support the Airport.</p></div>9/5/2014 5:00:00 PMSky Harbor Public Information Office602-273-3300