The economy is humming, new flights are taking off and airfares are down.
That trio of positives should have Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton calls the economic engine of Arizona, on track for its third consecutive record year.
Instead, shrinking business from American Airlines has the city-owned airport experiencing its first decline in annual passengers since 2013, and that decline is likely to continue in 2017. The trend has potential consequences for airport businesses, passengers and employees if it lingers, and for big airport projects on the books if it worsens.
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