With 83 general, commercial and reliever airports throughout Arizona, including three international airports, Arizona's aviation industry directly contributes approximately $18.6 billion to the economy and more than 115,000 direct jobs. The indirect impact, including visitor expenditures, exceeds $16.8 billion, creating more than 158,000 jobs.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's 26 carriers account for Sky Harbor's 1,200 daily arrivals and departures and the transport of approximately 855 tons of cargo, making Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport the state’s largest aviation facility. Sky Harbor alone employs more than 33,000 Arizonans and generates $8.2 billion in revenues. It is ranked among the top 15 busiest Airports in the World for takeoffs and landings and one of the ten busiest airports in the country for passenger traffic.
- $8.2 billion
- 33,639 employees
- $33 Billion
- 305,136 employees
Within a 2 hour flight (870 miles est.) of Phoenix Sky Harbor International:
- 8 States to which there are direct flights to major cities (11 states total, some with more direct flights than others)
- Estimated reachable U.S. population of 75.9 million (24.31% of U.S. population)
- Estimated reachable Mexican population of 17.3 million
- Total estimated reachable population: 93.2 million
Within a 4 hour flight (1,950 miles, est.) of Phoenix Sky Harbor International:
- 32 U.S. states to which there are direct flights to major cities (40 states total, some with more direct flights than others; only non-service for 4 hours+ is northeast)
- Estimated reachable U.S. population of nearly 255 million (81.87% of U.S. population, 2011)
- Estimated reachable Mexican population of 114.9 million
- Estimated reachable Guatemalan population of 14 million
- Estimated reachable Canadian population of 19.5 million
- Total estimated reachable population: 403 million
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport serves to relieve air traffic from Sky Harbor, and as such, the Airport is capable of accommodating all segments of civil aviation except commercial passenger service. The Airport offers a complete range of services including fueling, avionics repair, maintenance, parts, flight training, new and used aircraft sales, aircraft rentals, a pilot shop and a restaurant. It has two fixed-based operators and is home to more than 1,277 aircraft.
Phoenix Goodyear and Phoenix Deer Valley account for more than 305,000 jobs and $33 billion in economic impact for Arizona.
Tucson International Airport currently offers six airlines providing nonstop service to 15 destinations and more than 60 daily departing flights with connections worldwide. TIA offers an FAA-operated control tower staffed around the clock, a thriving Fixed Base Operator (FBO) sector, 24-Hour Executive Terminal, and is a U.S. Port of Entry with 24-hour U.S. Customs and Immigration services. TIA employs 13,000 Arizonans, generating more than $3 billion.
- $1.7 billion
- 13,000 employees
- $3.25 billion
- 34.570 employee
Yuma International Airport has unparalleled military ties and is home to one of the country’s most prestigious new defense aviation parks – the 120-acre Defense Contractor Complex (DCC). It’s located near the airport and Yuma Proving Grounds and supports defense contractors from Boeing and other firms by providing a secure space to complete technical activities. Designated a Foreign Trade Zone, Yuma International averages 260 general aviation operations per day.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is a growing reliever airport to Sky Harbor, boasting a newly remodeled passenger terminal, convenient parking and three expansive runways (10,401 feet; 10,201 feet; and 9,301 feet). Designated as a Foreign Trade Zone No. 221 and a Military Reuse Zone, and having expertise in aircraft maintenance, modification, testing and pilot training, Gateway offers global-minded companies a financial edge and is quickly developing as an international aerospace center.
Phoenix Goodyear Airport is another general aviation reliever airport for Sky Harbor. It also serves air carrier companies and military aircraft on its 789-acre site. The airport was originally built and operated by the United States Navy.
Civil Aviation Economic Impact:
Contributes to 8% of Arizona’s GDP (5th largest in nation)
General aviation’s total economic output in Arizona: $1 billion (5th largest)
Total economic output for aircraft, aircraft engine, and parts manufacturing: $10 billion (5thlargest)
General aviation’s visitor expenditures: $300 million (4th largest)
Total economic output for travel arrangements: $1 billion (3rd largest)
Arizona's full Airport network:
Commercial Service - Primary Airports:
Commercial Service - Non-Primary Airports:
Other airports with scheduled passenger service:
General Aviation Airports:
Other Public-Use Airports (not listed in NPIAS):
Other Government/Military Airports:
Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field
Notable Private-Use Airports:
Gila River Memorial Airport