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2/4/2016 TAA Police Lead Regional Airport Response Group
In efforts to enhance the relationships among public and government safety entities, the Tucson Airport Authority Police Department has spearheaded a new initiative called the Regional Airport Response Group....more
1/27/2016 Tony Finley Becomes New Chairman of TAA Board
Tony Finley took over chairmanship for 2016 of the Tucson Airport Authority at its annual meeting on Monday. The board also elected its officers for the year....more
1/19/2016 TAA Hires George W. Bootes III As Chief Economic Development Officer
George W. Bootes III (George) has joined the Tucson Airport Authority as the Chief Economic Development Officer. Among his responsibilities, Bootes will oversee infrastructure planning for TAA’s vacant land and promote airport development....more
12/9/2015 Chris Schmaltz Joins TAA as Associate General Counsel
Chris Schmaltz has joined the Tucson Airport Authority as Associate General Counsel. In this capacity, Schmaltz will aid the General Counsel in providing comprehensive legal advice and services to TAA management and Board of Directors on a wide variety of matters....more
10/12/2015 Tucson International Airport to Partner with Tucson Alliance for Autism for “Fly SAAFE” program
The first ever “Fly SAAFE (Southern Arizona Autism Flight Event)” program will make its way to the Tucson International Airport (TUS) on October 29th with the partnership of TUS, Tucson Alliance for Autism (TAFA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and American Airlines (AA)....more
9/28/2015 US Airways Ticketing Counter to Move at Tucson International Airport
Two bond ratings companies have affirmed their separate ratings of the Tucson Airport Authority's $53.3 million of outstanding subordinate lien airport revenue bonds....more
9/16/2015 TAA Receives 20th Annual Award For Financial Reporting Integrity
For the 20th consecutive year, the Tucson Airport Authority has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the U.S. and Canada....more
9/2/2015 Ratings Companies Affirm Tucson Airport Authority Bond Ratings
Two bond ratings companies have affirmed their separate ratings of the Tucson Airport Authority's $53.3 million of outstanding subordinate lien airport revenue bonds....more
8/27/2015 TAA’s Sarah Meadows Promoted to General Counsel
Sarah Meadows has been promoted to General Counsel for the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), CEO Bonnie Allin announced on Thursday....more
7/27/2015 Tucson To Receive New Nonstop Chicago O’Hare Service from United Airlines
Adding more choices for travelers from Tucson International Airport, United Airlines is announcing it will add a daily nonstop flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from December 17 through April 4, 2016....more
7/21/2015 Attention Tucson, Southern Arizona Businesses; You’re Wanted at Tucson International Airport
Do you have a restaurant or retail business based in Tucson or southern Arizona that could be successful at Tucson International Airport?...more
7/8/2015 TAA and City Agree to Long-Term Lease Extension For Tucson International Airport
The Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors today approved an extension of its long-term lease with the City of Tucson under which it maintains and operates Tucson International Airport....more
6/6/2015 Delta to Add 3 Daily Non-stop flights to LAX
Delta Air Lines will introduce non-stop service between Tucson and Los Angeles International Airport with three flights daily, starting December 19....more
6/1/2015 TAA's Barbara Hempel Promoted to Director of Properties
Barbara Hempel has been promoted by the Tucson Airport Authority to Director of Properties....more
5/29/2015 Cynthia Hernandez joins TAA as Chief Strategy Officer
Cynthia Hernandez has joined the Tucson Airport Authority as Senior Director of Organizational Strategy and Administrative Services/Chief Strategy Officer....more
5/14/2015 Southwest Airlines To Resume Nonstop Flights to Houston
The success last November and December of weekly non-stop flights between Tucson and Houston's William P. Hobby Airport has prompted Southwest Airlines to resume the flights again this year....more
4/17/2015 Tucson Airport Opens New Dedicated Motorcycle Parking
Tucson International Airport now has a new dedicated motorcycle parking area in the Hourly parking lot directly in front of the main terminal. Motorcyclists now have safe access to a single dedicated parking location in the terminal area....more
4/7/2015 More Up-To-Date on Tucson International Airport's Mobile Website
The new mobile website gives users more choices for tracking flight arrivals and departures as well as providing turn-by-turn directions to and from the airport (using a mobile device's GPS), plus one-touch phone and internet connections to airlines, rental car companies and ground transportation services....more
3/12/2015 Tucson International Airport Receives FAA’s Highest Evaluation for 3rd Consecutive Year
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has once again certified that Tucson International Airport (TUS) is in full compliance with federal government standards for commercial service airports....more
3/10/2015 Dark-Sky Association Honors Tucson International Airport
Members of the International Dark-Sky Association presented their group's Lighting Design Award to the Tucson Airport Authority and designer Chris Monrad from Monrad Engineering at the TAA's Board of Directors monthly meeting today....more
2/25/2015 2014 Passenger Counts Up at Tucson International Airport
Passenger traffic at Tucson International Airport finished 2014 on an up note for the first time since 2010....more
2/25/2015 Delta Plans Daily Flights to Seattle Next Season
Delta Air Lines, which this winter is operating a weekly round-trip flight on Saturdays between Tucson and Seattle, will increase that to daily service next winter....more
2/13/2015 Tucson International Airport Receives BrightEE Award for Light Project
The Tucson Airport Authority is proud to be among 10 recipients of BrightEE Awards from Tucson Electric Power in recognition for a project that replaced more than 650 outdoor electrical fixtures with energy-efficient LED lighting....more