Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Spirit Airlines coming to Gateway

Allegiant Airlines now has a neighbor as Spirit Airlines announced new service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport today.  This is more great news for the former Air Force base as it lives a second life as a commercial airport and a hub for science and development. 

The move also sets up some competition for Allegiant as both airlines will offer service from Mesa to Las Vegas.  This will hopefully push comepetition at Sky Harbor Airport as well, driving the prices of the U.S. Air and Southwest flights back down to more reasonable levels.

This is another big step to help Gateway develop into a major reliever airport similar to the ones you see surrounding LAX.  More airlines will help the Gateway airport expand and attract more passengers.