Updated February 27, 2021
Airline Health Safety Protocols
Airlines at TUS are using enhanced protocols to deep clean and disinfect aircraft cabins that include electrostatic and fogging procedures with additional attention to key touch points – like tray tables, arm rests, seatbelts, buttons, vents, handles and lavatories. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that because of how air circulates and is filtered using High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on aircraft. On average, cabin air is completely refreshed every 3 minutes (compared with every 5 minutes in a typical office building.)
Additional measures for passengers include:
- Per federal requirements compliant face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth by all except children under the age of 2 from the time they step on airport property until they leave airport property at their destination. Non-compliant face coverings include scarves, balaclavas, bandannas, turtlenecks or other collars pulled up over the nose and mouth, materials with large holes that let light shine through such as mesh or lace, and any mask with an exhalation valve or contains punctures. Face shields can be worn as an addition to a compliant face mask. Clear masks or cloth masks with a clear plastic panel may be used to facilitate communication with people who need to see a speaker’s mouth to understand speech.
- A health status attestation must be completed as part of check-in.
- Seats are blocked to limit capacity on Delta Air Lines flights through at least April 30. Other airlines are not restricting capacity but most flights are not full.
- Temperature checks of passengers and crew members are being conducted before boarding by Frontier Airlines using touchless thermometers. Only those with a temperature reading below 100.4° Fahrenheit are allowed to board.
- Boarding at the gate has been adjusted with airlines either calling smaller groups or specific seat assignments. Passengers are asked to stay clear of the gate until being called to board to maintain safe physical distancing.
The links below provide specific information for each airline at TUS:
Alaska Airlines Travel Safety From Masks to Cleaning
Allegiant Air Going the Distance for Health and Safety
American Airlines Coronavirus Travel Updates
Delta Air Lines Travel Update Center
Frontier Committed to You
Southwest Airlines Steps to Ensure Your Safety
Sun Country Airlines Safety Updates
United Airlines What We’re Doing to Keep Customers and Employees Safe
TUS Airlines Schedules
Below is a summary of destinations and flights currently scheduled by airlines at TUS. Click on the airline name for a link to each carrier’s current travel advisory information.
- Portland, Oregon – 1 flight per day.
- Seattle – 2 flights per day.
- Indianapolis – Flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Las Vegas – Flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Provo – Flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Chicago O’Hare – 1 flight per day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 flight daily effective March 4.
- Dallas/Fort Worth – 5 flights per day; increases to 6 flights Thursdays-Mondays, 5 flights Tuesdays and Wednesdays, effective March 4.
- Los Angeles (Nonstop flights are suspended; scheduled to resume May 6.)
- Phoenix – 4 flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and 3 flights Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Atlanta – 2 flights per day.
- Los Angeles – 2 flights per day, with a 3rd flight added on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays starting March 4.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul – 1 flight per day.
- Salt Lake City – 4 flights per day.
- Seattle – 1 flight per day.
- Denver – Flights on Saturdays-only through March 6; then flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays effective March 7.
- Chicago Midway – Flights on Saturdays-only; Sundays added February 28 and Thursdays and Fridays added March 11.
- Denver – 2 flights per day.
- Houston Hobby – NEW – Nonstop flights Sundays-Fridays; Saturday flights added effective March 13.
- Las Vegas – 2 flights per day.
- Los Angeles (Nonstop flights suspended; scheduled to resume April 12.)
- Oakland – NEW – Nonstop flights Sundays-Fridays start March 11.
- San Diego – Nonstop flights on Saturdays resume March 13.
- San Jose (Nonstop flights are suspended.)
- Minneapolis-St. Paul – Flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
- Chicago O’Hare – 1 flight per day.
- Denver – 3 flights per day.
- Houston – 2 flights per day.
- San Francisco – 2 flights per day.
For future planning, check the current schedules to or from Tucson and any destination using the Plan Your Flight tool here.