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American, Southwest see passenger counts drop at Sky Harbor

Posted at 8:58 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 11:58:56-04

PHOENIX — The grounding of the Boeing 737 Max and weather issues caused the top two airlines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to record year-over-year declines in landings and passenger counts at the region’s main airport in May.

Even though American Airlines and Southwest Airlines Co. posted passenger declines, the airport as a whole saw the total number of people flying in or out increase 1.3% in May, according to data released June 27 by the city of Phoenix Aviation Department.

During the month, Southwest had 5,098 planes land at Sky Harbor, which is 4.9% fewer than the airline reported in May 2018.

During the same time frame, Southwest’s passenger count drop 0.8%.

Read further about the stats from Phoenix Business Journal.