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Transportation - Glendale Municipal Airport - Economic Impact Study

Airport Facilities

  • 477-acre modern airport located five miles west of downtown Glendale (and just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix)
  • Restaurant on site, enclosed hangar facilities, and plenty of shaded and open tie-downs
  • Beautifully designed two-story, 18,000 square-foot, terminal, featuring corporate meeting space and office space leases

Recent Improvements

  • New Hangers
  • FBO Upgrades
  • Master Plan Update
  • Security Upgrades

Future Development

  • Eastside Airport Taxiway and Hanger Development
  • Control Tower Renovation
  • Security Upgrades

Total Economic Impact of Aviation at Glendale Airport

  • (Including Multiplier Effects)
  • Employment: 516
  • Payroll: (in millions) $15.4
  • Economic Activity: (in millions) $36.7

Economic Overview

  • The total economic impact of Glendale Municipal Airport is $19.9 million per year. This impact originates from a variety of aviation-related activities including general aviation (pleasure and business flights), and travel and tourism. These activities have contributed to the economy in the surrounding community, county and state.

Airport Highlights

  • More than $7.0 million spent in federal, state and local capital improvements at Glendale Municipal Airport in the past three years
  • 136,300 total aircraft operations at Glendale Municipal Airport in 2008
  • 450 based aircraft at Glendale Municipal Airport in 2008
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