Phoenix Sky Harbor drops to 9th busiest airport in U.S.

[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — As millions of passengers cut their travel budgets, Sky Harbor slipped down the FAA’s ranking of busy U.S. airports.  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was the ninth busiest airport in 2008.  In 2007, it was the eighth busiest.  Charlotte Douglas Airport, in Charlotte, N.C. is now No. 8.

The Federal Aviation Administration ranking measures the number of takeoffs and landings by commercial airlines, air taxis, private planes, and the military.  “This is a direct reflection of the economy and is unfortunately the way things are at airports across the country,” said Deputy Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

Posted on January 22, 2009, in Finances, Tourism, Transportation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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