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American Airlines + Tucson Celebrate 90 Years Together

On time, at precisely 5 p.m. November 28, 1927, a six-passenger Fokker Universal arrived at Tucson Municipal Airport. Commercial airline service had arrived in Tucson. Standard Airlines was the name painted on the side of the plane. A little more…

November 27, 2017

American Airlines To Open New Connections With Nonstop Tucson-Charlotte Flights

Southern Arizonans will gain an important new air service connection starting February 15/16 when American Airlines introduces nonstop flights between Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The new daily service is an overnight flight from Tucson…

November 20, 2017

Tucson International Airport Runway Construction Reaches a Milestone

Contractors have wrapped up repaving the 10,996-foot main commercial runway at Tucson International Airport this weekend so aircraft are once again be able to use the full length of the runway. Since early October, construction contractors have been working in…

November 17, 2017

TSA Implements New Screening Requirement for Carry-On Electronics

New security screening procedures for carry-on battery-powered electronics are now being used at Tucson International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) held a news conference at the airport to announce that TUS is the latest airport get the new procedures,…

October 24, 2017

Community Project Reduces Buffelgrass by 94% on TAA Land​

In a cooperative effort to control the spread of Buffelgrass, a highly flammable invasive grass species, a coalition of agencies came together to pursue federal funding through a Federal Emergency Management Agency Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant. Two sites were identified under…

October 18, 2017

New Security Checkpoints Now Open

The second of two TSA security checkpoints at Tucson International Airport (TUS) opened Wednesday (September 20), completing another significant portion of the airport’s ‘A Brighter TUS’ terminal renovation. The A Concourse checkpoint is for passengers departing on Southwest and United…

September 20, 2017

Special Introductory Fares to Chicago on United

To introduce its new year-round nonstop flights between Tucson and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, United Airlines is offering special round-trip fares as low as $368. Restrictions apply and the fares vary by day of the week. To see a calendar…

September 4, 2017

Alaska Airlines Launches Nonstop Flights from TUS to San Jose

Alaska Airlines today launched daily nonstop flights from Tucson International Airport (TUS) to Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), giving southern Arizonans a new alternative when they travel to the San Francisco Bay Area. The first flight departed Tucson at 7…

August 29, 2017

Alaska Airlines to Fly Nonstop to San Jose and Silicon Valley

Southern Arizonans will gain nonstop access to another Bay Area airport in August when Alaska Airlines introduces daily nonstop service between Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Thursday’s announcement was part of the single largest…

March 9, 2017

TAA Board OKs New Airport Parking Rates

The Tucson Airport Authority has spent $3.6 million on capital improvements to the airport, including to the parking facilities. To meet rising operating costs, and to continue work on improving Tucson International Airport, the TAA Board of Directors on Monday…

January 23, 2017
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2016 Tucson Airport Passenger Growth Was Most Since 2007

Airline passengers using Tucson International Airport grew by 3.4% to almost 3.3 million in 2016. It was the largest increase at the airport since 2007. The October launches of new nonstop flights to New York on American Airlines and into…

January 23, 2017

Fly to San Jose for Just $84 on Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has a special air fare deal on its new nonstop flights between Tucson and San Jose, now priced as low as $84 each way. Available seats at this price are limited but the calendar here shows the lowest fare by…

January 3, 2017

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