November 27, 2022

It after all took place.

For the primary time since February 2020, passenger visitors at Phoenix Sky Harbor World Airport exceeded pre-pandemic numbers.

Airport group of workers counted greater than 3.5 million passengers in September 2022, up just about 2% from the similar month in 2019 when the airport recorded 3.45 million passengers.

It additionally marks a 6% development from September 2021, when 3.3 million passengers flew to and from the airport.

Passenger information in most cases runs a month in the back of. Figures for September have been launched Oct. 26. October visitors numbers are anticipated close to the top of November.

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An extended-awaited milestone

Sky Harbor officers had been expecting air trip call for to exceed pre-pandemic ranges for a while. The airport noticed year-over-year will increase in comparison to 2021 for many months this 12 months, even though airways’ staffing shortages brought about slight visitors declines in June and July.

A Frontier Airlines plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal 3.

Airport group of workers get their passenger counts through monitoring the quantity of people that undergo safety checkpoints. In accordance with their observations of September visitors, the rise over pre-pandemic numbers “wasn’t a wonder when the airways reported those numbers in mid-October,” airport spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll stated.

She attributed the airport’s milestone to endured will increase in trip call for, new routes and the power of the Phoenix marketplace.