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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Outside the front of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport

Credit: Ken Lund on Flickr

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is an airport in Mesa, Arizona. Although an international airport, the airport mainly facilitates flights from US carriers flying domestically around the country, with just a few international flights travelling to destinations within Canada. The airport handles close to 1,500,000 passengers each year.

There are currently no airlines that use Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as a hub. However, Allegiant Air does use the airport as a focus city.

The airport opened as an air force base in 1941 but closed in 1993. It then reopened in 1994 as a public airport under the name 'Williams Gateway Airport. In 2008, it was renamed Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, which is what it's known as today.

 

What is the airport code for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport?

The airport code for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is AZA. It's a 20–40-minute drive to Phoenix-Mesa airport from the city centre of Mesa and 40–60 minutes from downtown Phoenix. The drive can sometimes take longer if you're travelling in rush hour traffic.

Airport Location

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is located in the southeast of Mesa, Arizona. 

Facilities

San Antonio Airport Flight Monitors

There's a variety of facilities at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, with a few cafes, a restaurant and a gift shop. 

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • Lost and found
  • Car rental
  • Car Parking
  • ATMs
  • Babycare facilities

 

 There are no lounges at this airport.

Runways

Direction Length (m) Surface
12C/30C 3,109 Asphalt/concrete
12L/30R 2,835 Concrete
12R/30L 3,170 Concrete

There are three runways at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, all of a similar length. There's no preferred runway out of the three.

Terminals

There is just one terminal building at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. After Allegiant Air decided to use the airport as a focus city, passenger traffic rapidly grew at the airport. This resulted in the airport expanding and renovating its terminal between 2008–2013. Eventually, the terminal ran out of space, therefore there are plans to build a second terminal on the East Side of the airport.

Airlines that fly to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

There's currently

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
Allegiant Air USA
Swoop Canada
WestJet Canada

Top Destinations

2018

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Provo, Utah 55,160 Allegiant
2 Sioux Falls, Dakota 34,790 Allegiant
3 Fargo, North Dakota 31,460 Allegiant
4 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 28,360 Allegiant
5 Bellingham, Washington 22,840 Allegiant


 

How to get to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

 

By driving

There is both car rental and parking facilities at the airport.

The airport can be reached off of Highway 202 from both Mesa and Phoenix.

By bus

Bus line 40 and bus line 184 run from the centre of Mesa to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. First, take bus line 40 from Main Street & Mesa Dr to Superstition Springs TC and then take a connecting bus to Phoenix

By taxi

You can pre-order a taxi online or via phone. The following taxi company is recommended by Phoenix-Mesa Airport on its official website:

Alternatively, you can use one of the popular taxi apps in Mesa, such as Uber or Lyft.