Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Sees Passenger Traffic Increase For The First Time Since Pandemic Started

Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 8:20am

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is reporting an increase in passenger traffic compared to a year ago.

Spokesperson Heather Shelbrack says comparing March 2020 numbers to the same month in 2021 show a 25% increase. She says cargo numbers are also doing well. 

“Our cargo numbers for March of 2021 compared to March of 2020 were up 6.4% and that includes freight," Shelbrack said.

But she says traffic is still nearly 34% down when March 2021 is compared with pre-pandemic March 2019 numbers. 

Certain businesses within the airport remain closed, but open depending on flight and passenger activity.

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