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September 17, 2017

New Security Checkpoint Opens Wednesday

The second of two TSA security checkpoints at Tucson International Airport (TUS) opens 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…

August 29, 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…

June 22, 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…

May 10, 2017

Sun Country Airlines to Return to Tucson International Airport

Sun Country Airlines is returning to Tucson International Airport next 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…

April 6, 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…

March 9, 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…

Interactive Map on Phone
February 6, 2017

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…

January 23, 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…

FlyTucson
January 23, 2017

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…

Hermosillo, Mexico
August 31, 2016

Commercial Airline Flights from TUS to Mexico to Return

Regular international commercial airline service is scheduled to return to Tucson International Airport October 3 when Aeromar launches service to Hermosillo, Los Mochis, Mazatlán and Guadalajara in Mexico. Andrés Fabre, Aeromar Director General and CEO, was in Tucson today for…

June 27, 2016

American and United Airlines Officially ‘Moving’ at TUS

With the ‘A Brighter TUS’ terminal renovation project in full swing, passengers will experience a new change as American and United airlines will not only move check-in counters but their flights will change concourses. American Airlines’ check-in counters will move…

June 16, 2016

Tucson Airport Authority, Uber agree to contract for service

In as many days, the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has added yet another transportation option for passengers traveling from the Tucson International Airport (TUS). With an agreement reached, Uber will now be allowed to pick-up arriving passengers through the company’s…

June 6, 2016

Tucson Airport Authority Breaks Down First Wall For ‘A Brighter TUS’

Construction for ‘A Brighter TUS’ has officially commenced as Tucson Airport Authority President and CEO Bonnie Allin took a sledgehammer to one of the walls being torn down inside Tucson International Airport (TUS). The $28.3 million dollar improvement project was…

New TSA Checkpoint opens Wednesday. Southwest and United passengers enter A Concourse at east end of terminal.

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