The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a nonprofit organization created to manage Tucson International Airport (TUS) and general aviation reliever airport, Ryan Airfield. TAA was formed by Arizona state charter in 1948 with the mission of promoting air transportation and commerce in the state and maintaining the airfields' runways and other facilities. The Authority is comprised of 115 community volunteers, with a nine-person Board of Directors overseeing policy decisions. They employ TAA President./CEO Bonnie Allin who is responsible for 300 employees.
TAA does not receive any local tax dollars. Operations are funded through revenues from parking, space rentals, land leases, fuel sales, airline landing fees, and concessions. Capital improvements such as runway and terminal construction are funded through state and federal grants.
The ultimate objective of the Tucson Airport Authority is the promotion and development of the most complete, modern and efficient airport and air facilities to meet the needs of users and encourage economic growth in an ever expanding Tucson and southern Arizona.