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Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport, Phoenix, Ariz.

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 20.6% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,710,678 passengers embarked on 16,714 regularly scheduled flights. About 79% of departures (carrying 90% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 21% of departures (carrying 10% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
US Airways Inc. 5,457 662,789 145.9 83.2 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 5,379 565,309 136.3 77.1 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 2,912 148,460 67.5 75.5 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 353 51,695 174.3 84.0 %
American Airlines Inc. 394 48,401 140.1 87.7 %
United Air Lines Inc. 409 46,775 147.7 77.4 %
Continental Air Lines Inc. 309 45,149 164.2 89.0 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 313 42,242 150.6 89.6 %
Alaska Airlines Inc. 247 30,767 150.9 82.6 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 183 16,703 131.9 69.2 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 317 16,127 63.9 79.6 %
JetBlue Airways 62 7,711 150 82.9 %
AirTran Airways Corporation 62 7,623 137 89.7 %
Hawaiian Airlines Inc. 31 7,251 259.8 90.0 %
Compass Airlines 60 4,064 76 89.1 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 30 1,402 50 93.5 %
Great Lakes Airlines 116 903 19 41.0 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Accident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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Aug. 28, 2002 0 1 9
Incident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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June 13, 2003 0 0 0
Accident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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Sept. 21, 2003 0 0 0
Accident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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Oct. 12, 2005 0 0 0
Accident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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Oct. 12, 2005 0 0 0
Incident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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June 13, 2007 0 0 0
Incident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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Nov. 25, 2007 0 0 0
Accident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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Oct. 20, 2008 0 0 0
Accident Phoenix,, Ariz.
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April 20, 2009 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010