The Phoenix City Council will consider this week a proposal from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to cut $15.8 million in expenses and eliminate 47 jobs in fiscal 2010 due to a decline in flights and passengers using the facility.

If approved, the cuts will keep the self-supporting city-owned airport at its current budget of about $200 million a year. The airport board had planned to ask for a $15 million increase for fiscal 2010, which begins July 1.

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