- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s biggest tenant may take flight elsewhere.

Discount carrier Allegiant Air says it is considering leaving the airport and moving operations to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Allegiant spokesman Brian Davis says officials are upset that Gateway will be allowing Maine-based Elite Airways to operate there in the fall.

Davis says Elite and other airlines were offered subsidies and incentives for flying into major airports.

Gateway spokesman Brian Sexton says Allegiant was offered the same incentives.

Sexton says the airport wants to keep Allegiant there.

Allegiant has already sent out emails to customers asking if they would support a possible relocation to Sky Harbor.

Allegiant has been the only major commercial airline flying from Gateway since 2007.

It serves nonstop flights to 34 cities.


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