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Community Project Reduces Buffelgrass by 94 Percent 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

Major Taxiway Rehab Project Included in TAA 2018 Budget

Extending one taxiway and rehabilitating another are among $11.5 million worth of airfield improvements at Tucson International Airport included in a $39.2 million operating and capital budget approved by the Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors for fiscal year 2018.…

October 11, 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

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

Mike Smejkal Named TAA Planning VP

Mike Smejkal has been promoted to Vice President of Planning and Engineering for the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA). The new position is part of a TAA reorganization that returns Planning and Engineering to a separate division as it was until 2013.…

June 22, 2017

Edwards Appointed Chief Technology Officer for TAA

Adele Edwards has been named Chief Technology Officer for the Tucson Airport Authority where she will lead planning, design and development of technology performance for the organization and its airports, Tucson International Airport and Ryan Airfield. Edwards has more than…

June 22, 2017

Sun Country Airlines to Return to Tucson International Airport

Sun Country Airlines is returning to Tucson International Airport this winter giving southern Arizonans another opportunity to fly to the Twin Cities, but more importantly for Tucson’s tourism industry it will give Midwesterners more chances to escape the cold and…

May 10, 2017

TAA Board Approves Restaurant Lease for Ryan Airfield

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) Board of Directors approved a five-year lease for a new restaurant at Ryan Airfield (RYN) at its Wednesday, April 5 board meeting. With a signed lease, the restaurant would be leased to Richard Flory. This…

April 6, 2017
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TAA Launches New Website

With the traveler in mind, the Tucson Airport Authority launched a newly designed website, www.flytucson.com. The mobile responsive FlyTucson.com features three websites within one, one for each entity: Tucson Airport Authority, Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). The…

February 6, 2017

Tony Finley Re-Elected Chairman of TAA Board

Members of the Tucson Airport Authority voted at their annual meeting Monday to elect Tony Finley to serve a second year as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Finley, Chief Financial Officer of Long Companies and Long Realty, has…

January 23, 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

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