Travelers from Phoenix have two area airports from which to choose.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is Arizona’s busiest airport. It is a hub for Great Lakes Airlines and US Airways, and a mini-hub for Southwest Airlines. Domestically, the busiest routes are to Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. Internationally, Calgary, Los Cabos, Vancouver and Edmonton are among the busiest routes.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) is located about 20 miles southwest of Phoenix. Currently, only Allegiant Air serves the airport. Among the most popular destinations: Las Vegas, Oakland and Sioux Falls.
Several low-cost carriers fly into Phoenix area airports, including Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest. If you’re looking for cheap airfares to cities such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit or Minneapolis, ensure that your search includes all airlines and all area airports.
Phoenix-area residents like to travel, which is not surprising since the area has attracted many people who have relocated (full- or part-time) from other parts of the country. Among the most popular destinations for Phoenix travelers: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle.
Hawaii is a popular vacation, particularly during summer months when Phoenix temperatures can sizzle. Hawaiian Airlines and US Airways both have non-stop flights to Honolulu from Phoenix Sky Harbor, and US Airways also offers service to Lihue, Kaua’i, and Kahului, Maui. Allegiant offers seasonal service to Honolulu from Phoenix-Mesa.
Several airlines offer inter-island flights, allowing visitors to take short flights to other islands during their vacation.