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Airports, experts and airlines meet up at Air Service Development 101

Mead & Hunt, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted the first annual Air Service Development 101 Conference on January 18- 20 in Mesa, Arizona. Twenty-five airports from across the country attended.

Air Service Development 101

Mead & Hunt staff at the Commemorative Air Force Museum

Current and former airline planners and air service development experts gave presentations and answered attendee’s questions. Topics that were covered included:

  • Airline updates from Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines and SkyWest Airlines
  • Industry trends
  • Knowing your market
  • Making your pitch

The event started with an opening reception at the Arizona Golf Resort. Thursday included all-day sessions with presentations from Allegiant Air, American Eagle and Frontier Airlines and ended with a dinner and tour at the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. Friday’s half-day session included an update from SkyWest Airlines followed by a mad dash to the airport for those that needed to catch flights home.

For more information on attending future conferences or what Mead & Hunt can do for your community, check out this website or contact us via email at

About Joseph Pickering

Joseph is an air service development consultant. He specializes in developing commercial air service within local communities and regions. He knows the technical parts of the industry inside and out. He enjoys bringing people together and the ongoing interaction of making connections. “In meetings between communities and airlines,” he says, “I understand what’s important to both parties.” View My Bio
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