Busy Holiday Weekend Kicks Off Summertime Travel at Tucson International
May 26, 2021
Tucsonans and their Southern Arizona neighbors are among the millions of Americans eager to fly again as many flights departing Tucson International Airport (TUS) are selling fast. Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control has encouraged more people to feel comfortable traveling, and the Tucson Airport Authority looks forward to exceeding everyone’s safety, security, and customer service expectations.
TUS anticipates more than 4,000 departing passengers each day between Friday, May 28 and Monday, May 31. That daily average is almost the equivalent of the total passengers for Memorial Day Weekend 2020, but it is still short of the benchmark set in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most of the heaviest demand is on eastbound flights to Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, and Houston.
For anyone interested in flying out of the Old Pueblo for Fourth of July Weekend, it is not too early to make plans. TUS will see the return of more nonstop flights to Los Angeles and San Diego and resume nonstop service to several California destinations the first week of June.
The TAA has invested nearly $300,000 in upgrades around the terminal to accommodate employees, tenants, and travelers since the start of the pandemic. Anyone interested in learning more about that process can read about it here.