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More Traffic At Sky Harbor In April

US Airways Plane
(Photo by Al Macias - KJZZ)
A US Airways plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Sky Harbor Airport is more crowded this spring. 5.3 percent more crowded to be exact.

Airport Spokeswoman Deborah Ostreicher said the increase is indicative of an improving economy, “Airport and airport passenger traffic generally a direct reflection of the economy and that is what we are seeing here. The downturn in the numbers was a reflection on the economy and we think that the upturn is the same.”

She said along with higher traffic more people are parking, which is a major source of revenue for the airport. 

Alexandra Olgin was a Senior Field Correspondent at KJZZ from 2013 to 2016.