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June 30, 2020

TUS Prepares For July 4th Holiday Travelers 

Travelers planning to fly away from the desert heat over the July 4th weekend will find a changed travel experience at Tucson International Airport (TUS) as a result of COVID-19 health safety measures, combined with what are anticipated to be…

June 3, 2020

Tucson International Airport to Require Face Coverings

New COVID-19 requirement will go into effect Saturday A requirement for passengers, employees and visitors to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth while at Tucson International Airport (TUS) will go into effect Saturday, June 6. The order by…

January 27, 2020

TAA Board Elects Taunya Villicana Chair

Led by Chair Taunya Villicana, new officers took their seats Monday (January 27) on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Airport Authority, which is responsible for operating Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). The Board’s first meeting…

January 27, 2020

Debi Chess, Calline Sanchez Elected Newest Members of the TAA

Debi Chess, of the University of Arizona, and Calline Sanchez, of IBM, were elected at the Tucson Airport Authority’s Annual Meeting Monday (January 27) as new members of the authority, which is responsible for operating Tucson International Airport (TUS) and…

January 27, 2020

2019 TUS Passenger Numbers Grow To Make it Airport’s 5th Biggest Year

Airline passenger numbers at Tucson International Airport (TUS) grew by 5% in 2019 to almost 3.8 million – the fifth busiest year in the airport’s history, according to statistics released at the Tucson Airport Authority’s annual meeting Monday (January 27).…

January 17, 2020

TUS Military Lounge Officially Re-Opened

TAA Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Commemorate Renovated Military Lounge The Tucson Airport Authority hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tucson International Airport (TUS) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to celebrate the newly renovated Military Lounge. Thanks to a local…

January 14, 2020

Bruce Goetz Joins TAA As VP of Operations/COO

Bruce Goetz, A.A.E., I.A.P. has been hired as the Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA). He begins his new role with the TAA on January 13, 2020. “Bruce has an impressive background…

December 30, 2019

Danette Bewley Named New CEO of TAA

Danette Bewley is the new President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA). She had been serving in the position temporarily since July. “Danette has a strong background as an airport executive and we’re fortunate that she was already…

November 14, 2019

Allegiant Launches New Nonstop Flights to Indianapolis

Round-trip Fares as Low as $52 Each Way* TUCSON, Ariz. Nov. 14, 2019 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) starts service today from Indianapolis to Tucson International Airport (TUS). To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as…

August 23, 2019

All Sides Sign Letter of Intent for New Air Guard Gate at TUS

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2019 Jessie Butler Director of Communications and External Relations jbutler@flytucson.com 520.573.4835 (office) 623.399.7240 (cell) All Sides Sign Letter of Intent for New Air Guard Gate at TUS The National Guard Bureau, the City…

August 13, 2019

Allegiant Adds Indianapolis As Tucson’s Newest Nonstop Destination

  Allegiant Air today (August 13) is announcing it will introduce nonstop flights between Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Indianapolis International Airport (IND) on Thursdays and Sundays, starting November 14, with an introductory fare as low as $59*. (Click here…

April 24, 2019

2019 Starts Off as TUS’ 5th Busiest Year in History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2019 Jessie Butler Public Information Manager jbutler@flytucson.com 520.573.4835 (office) 623.399.7240 (cell) 2019 Starts Off as TUS’ 5th Busiest Year in History More than one million airline passengers were served through Tucson International Airport (TUS) in the…

January 28, 2019

Visit Tucson Honored With Inaugural Award from Tucson Airport Authority

  Airport Employees Receive Two Other Awards Visit Tucson was honored Monday (January 28) by the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) Board of Directors with the inaugural Building Bridges Partnership Award in recognition of its sustained partnership, collaboration, information sharing and…

January 7, 2019

Ribbon-Cutting Officially Opens New C Gates at TUS

Cutting the ribbon to open the new C Gate facility at Tucson International Airport are, from left, Brent DeRaad, President/CEO of Visit Tucson; Bruce Dusenberry, Secretary of the Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors; Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Bonnie Allin,…

December 5, 2018

TAA Receives Formal Approval For Major Airfield Safety Enhancements

David Hatfield Senior Director of Business Development and Marketing dhatfield@flytucson.com 520.573.4840   For Immediate Release: December 5, 2018         After eight years of preparation, a major project to enhance airfield safety at Tucson International Airport (TUS) has been given formal approval…

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