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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

Things To Know About Thanksgiving Holiday Travel at TUS

The Thanksgiving holiday once again looks to be another 11 days of heavy travel. While Tucson International Airport and the airlines are geared up to meet the expected demand, there are a few things to know that can help travelers…

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…

November 15, 2017

Via Air Announces Tucson Flights Nonstop to Austin Starting January 18

Via Air, a Florida-based airline, announced Wednesday (November 15) it will be coming Tucson International Airport with nonstop flights to Austin, Texas beginning January 18. To introduce the new service, Via Air is offering a special one-way fare of $119.…

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…

May 10, 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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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