About the Tucson Airport Authority
The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) is a unique nonprofit organization developed by business leaders, and created through Arizona state charter in 1948; it is certified to operate an airport system that consists of Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). In addition to serving general aviation and military users, TUS serves the commercial passenger air cargo needs of metro Tucson, southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. RYN serves as a general reliever airport for TUS and is popular among transient pilots for recreational use.
The Airport System
Tucson International Airport (TUS) is a commercial service international airport serving air carrier, cargo, military aircraft and general aviation operators. TUS serves over 3.5 million passengers annually. Located about 8 miles south of the city’s central business district, TUS encompasses about 8,400 acres. The campus includes 130 buildings with nearly 2.5 million square feet of space and about 60 tenants.
Ryan Airfield (RYN) is a general aviation reliever airport serving general aviation and military users. RYN is located about 12 miles west of Tucson, covers 1,800 acres and accommodates 30 tenants providing a variety of services for general aviation and military users.