Wifi access now available

TIA also added Wi-Fi stations throughout the airport terminal to provide free wireless Internet access. The service may not be available in all areas during some construction periods.

Airport Security Enhanced

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. Closed circuit video monitors show arriving passangers as they get off the planes and come down the depaning ramp into the main terminal where the baggage claim is located. More information from the Transportation Security Adminstrations' website.

Tucson International Airport recommends that travelers follow the guidelines issued by the airlines with regard to advance check-in. Most airlines recommend that passengers arrive at the airport 90 minutes prior to departure. Some airlines may stop checking bags up to 30 minutes prior to departure and begin the boarding process earlier in order to comply with these new federal regulations. More from TIA security guidelines.

Some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • The Transportation Security Administration has a ban on liquids, aerosols and gels. Customers may carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag.
  • After clearing security, customers may now bring beverages and other items purchased in the secure boarding area on-board aircraft.
  • Most airlines limit carry-on pieces to two, including purses and briefcases. During peak travel times, this limit may be reduced to one.

New dining facilities added

There are several new restaurants and coffee bars located inside the main terminal at Tucson International Airport with the recent remodeling. Local restaurant Ike's Coffee and Tea is now the supplier of coffee for TIA.

Baggage Claim - Ike's Coffee Bars, in the Welcome Lounges

Ticketing Level / Center - Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors, Cibo Express Gourmet Market

Concourse A Food Court - Arizona Sports Grill, Boar's Head Deli, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Taco Bron, Cibo Express Gourmet Market, Ike's Coffee Bar and Cocktails

Concourse B Food Court - Sky Asian Bistro, Boar's Head Deli, Carmella's Kitchen Gourmet Pizza, Cibo's Express Market Ike's Coffee Bar and Cocktails

Third Floor / Center - Jet Rock Café, opening February 2007

There is a coffee shop located across from the Executive Terminal at 7071 S. Plumer Ave. The Tower Grill is open Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., for lunch. 573-8116.

More shopping areas added

The Paradies Shops, has partnered with Tucson's premiere retailer of authentic southwestern gifts and apparel, The Desert House. Three large Paradies Desert House stores and two smaller newsstands are open seven days a week. Both concourse stores also feature a Pga Tour Shop.

Sue Venir on the east concourse offers merchandise mostly under $9.99 that includes watches, luggage, clothing, sunglasses, T-shirts, and caps.

Customers not ticketed passengers can shop at the concourse retail stores. These customers must be escorted through the security checkpoint by an authorized gift shop supervisor.

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