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April 18, 2018

Arizonans Should Consider Getting Travel ID Before 2020

Arizonans who use their driver’s license or ID card to go through TSA security at U.S. airports and other restricted, federally-controlled facilities should take action to get an Arizona Voluntary Travel ID through the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle…

March 14, 2018

TUS Installs Mamava Lactation Suites to Support Breastfeeding Moms

  Nursing mothers traveling through Tucson International Airport now have access to Mamava lactation suites providing privacy while breastfeeding or pumping. The suites, part of the Mamava network, debuted Wednesday on each of the concourses of the airport terminal. Each…

February 16, 2018

American Airlines Launches Tucson-Charlotte Flights

American Airlines launched daily nonstop flights between Tucson International Airport (TUS) to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), opening up new one-stop connections to more than 70 destinations in the east, southeast and the Caribbean. “From Tucson, the new nonstop flight arrives…

January 23, 2018

Lisa Lovallo Elected Tucson Airport Authority Board Chair

Judy Rich, Keri Silvyn Join as New Directors Lisa Lovallo was elected Chair of the Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors for 2018 at its meeting today. Lovallo is Vice President and Market Manager of Cox Southern Arizona, a position…

January 22, 2018

TUS Serves More Than 3.4 Million Passengers in 2017

More than 3.4 million passengers flew in and out of Tucson International Airport (TUS) in 2017, a 4.5% increase over 2016. The Tucson Airport Authority announced the numbers at its Annual Meeting on Monday, January 22. December’s total of 299,752,…

December 14, 2017

Be Prepared This Holiday Season for What’s New at TUS

If you’re among the more than 13,000 passengers we expect to travel through Tucson International Airport on a typical day during the end-of-the-year holidays we have a few travel tips that might help smooth your travels. First, on the day…

December 7, 2017

TAA Celebrates Completion of TUS Solar Project

The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) celebrated the completion of the Tucson International Airport (TUS) Solar Project on December 6 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The $14.3 million project is expected to generate an additional 411,800 kilowatt hours (kWh) monthly at…

November 27, 2017

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 20, 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 17, 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…

October 24, 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 18, 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 11, 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.…

September 20, 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…

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…

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