Tucson International Airport (TIA) Information
The Tucson International Airport (TIA) is located south of Tucson, Arizona approximately 110 miles south of metropolitan Phoenix and 60 miles north of the Mexico border.
TIA serves Southern Arizona with 9 airlines providing 89 daily nonstop direct flight departures to 16 destinations from Tucson.
This section of the Tucson Entertainment Magazine provides quick links to information, including mobie services, provided by TIA and affiliates.
Tucson Airport Direct Web Links
Tucson Travel Resources
New Tucson airport map available
Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has a new, downloadable, scalable PDF map of the redesigned airport property. The map displays the new terminals, levels, parking, baggage areas and new location for restaurants and car rental pick ups. See the Tucson new TIA Terminal Map | Ground Transportation Map
EARLY ARRIVAL AT TIA: Most airlines recommend arriving at the airport 45-90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure flight time. TIA's busiest departing times are between 6-10 a.m., Monday-Friday, particularly on the A Concourse (American, Frontier and Southwest Airlines).
Airlines Serving TIA
Airlines serving the Tucson, Arizona International Airport have been expanding their number of flights and adding new non-stop direct flights from Tucson.
There are 9 airline carriers that serve the Tucson International Airport. Nonstop direct service is available to 15 destinations with connections worldwide. Direct non stop flights to and from Tucson, Los Angeles (11 flights a day), Las Vegas, San Diego and other cities are now possible without having to drive to Phoenix.
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Tucson Airport Authority Approves Lease For Solar Power
The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) Board of Directors approved a 20-year land lease with Tucson Electric Power for appx. 50 acres south of the Tucson International Airport (TIA) terminal complex for construction of a 5-megawatt photovoltaic array. TEP will pay a fixed rental rate of $46,716.50 per year. The lease includes two five-year options.
“This is really a triple win for Tucson,” said TAA President/CEO Bonnie Allin. “The project is a compatible use for airport property, it is adjacent to a major power distribution site for TEP, and will generate power for residents in Pima County.” The TEP installation will be a single axis tracking photovoltaic system. The project will be built by Solon and is expected to be operational by the end of 2011.
Pet Relief Area for TIA
Tucson International Airport now has an officially designated critter corner for its canine visitors to pause and refresh. Animal owners, and lovers, will find the landscaped lounge - on Concourse P, where else? outside immediately east of the terminal building, curbside. Look for signs to the Prickly Paws Pet Stop. The new bark park is required by an amendment to the Air Carrier Access Act that goes into effect May 13, 2009. Tucson Airport Authority employees snapped at the challenge by TAA President/CEO Bonnie Allin to name the pet pit stop and the results were a dog gone howl. The name selected is a combination of three different suggestions.
TIA growing with Tucson
Tucson International Airport still has growing pains. Continuous construction and remodeling to the terminal, security, parking and dining facilities even easily confuse Tucson natives. It's not the same old aiport anymore. New projects are planned to continue to expand the airport over the next twenty years. This includes a new 11,000 foot runway and a new traffic control tower. Both projects will probably begin in 2009. A recent renovation of the airport terminal, expansion of parking, elimination of the top floor restaurant - converted into conference and meeting rooms- are among some of the recent changes. Read more about new airport developments.
Wifi access now available; new airport construction, security
TIA has added free Wi-Fi stations throughout the airport terminals to provide wireless Internet access for passengers waiting for flights at no charge.
The greet area to meet arrive passengers has been moved to the baggae claim area. To meet passengers, wait in the small lounge area just past the baggage claim.
There are several new restaurants, shops and coffee bars inside the main terminal at the airport with the recent remodeling. Read more about new airport developments.
Tucson Airport Authority Celebrated 60 Years
The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) celebrated 61 years in 2009. A nonprofit entity created by State Charter in 1948, TAA is composed of 115 community members that elect a nine-member board of directors. TAA President/CEO Bonnie Allin oversees day-to-day operations, and a staff of over 300 employees. TAA manages Tucson International Airport and Ryan Airfield.
The Tucson International Airport (airport code: TUS) is ranked as the 64th largest U.S. airport. The Tucson airport served more than 3.6 million passengers in 2009, with an economic impact of more than $1 billion. Eight airlines fly 15 nonstop destinations from TIA with 128 daily departures and arrivals and one-stop connections around the world.
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