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Tucson International Airport

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Tucson International Airport is a joint public and military airport that is located six miles south of the Tucson in Pima County, Arizona. Tucson airport is the second busiest airport in Arizona, serving over 3.7 million passengers and ranking behind Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, which serves close to 40 million passengers each year.


In 1919 the Tucson International Airport was opened, marking the first municipality (Tucson Airport Authority) owned airport in the U.S. In 1928, commercial air services commenced with the first flights on American Airlines. In 1963, a new terminal with an international inspection station opened. In 1985, a renovation project doubled the size of the terminal to approximately 300,000 square feet, and also created a multi-level concourse with jet bridges.

The Tucson Airport Authority, a non-profit, operates out of three airline hangars which were vacated by military manufacturing companies during World War II.

Services and Amenities
* Financial Services - An ATM is located on the ticketing (center) level.
* Business Services - The airport offers fax and copy services and computer work stations with electrical outlets on the concourses.
* Internet Services - Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the terminal.
* Food Services - There are many food and beverage options available, including a sports grill, a deli, ice cream shop, Italian kitchen, coffee bar and Asian bistro.
* Retail Services - There are several shops in the airport that sell souvenirs, books and snacks. Several stores feature Southwestern themed merchandise. There is also a PGA store on site.
* Transportation - Public transportation is available by Sun Bus. Taxis, shuttles and limos are available. Rental car service is on-site and includes Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
* Other - There are regional artist exhibits throughout the airport, as well as permanent art collection in the main terminal. A pet relief area is located on the lower level, outside of baggage area #7. Shoe shine services are available on both concourses.


Parking options at Tucson International Airport include several short and long term lots, both on-site and off. There is a parking garage, hourly and daily spaces, and several economy options nearby. There is also a cell-phone waiting area for visitors waiting to pick-up arriving passengers.

Surrounding Areas and Attractions

Tucson has plenty to see and do. It's a beautiful area with many outdoor attractions and activities, from hiking, biking and horseback riding to rock climbing and bird watching. With a mild climate, Tucson has many noteworthy golf courses and championship greens.

Tucson is rich in culture and has historic trails and sites that were once walked by Wyatt Earp and Pancho Villa. Missions, churches, cultural events and galleries continue to be a draw.

Of the more popular annual events, Tucson plays host to the Tucson Rodeo, featuring hundreds of cowboys competing for a sizeable prize purse each February, as well as the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase, which is touted as the "world's largest treasure hunt". Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the many PGA golf championships that are held in the area.

Contact Information:
Address: 7250 South Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ
Phone number: (520) 573-8100
Fax: 520 573 8008

Number of Terminals: 1
Time Zone: GMT - 7

Location: The airport is located 14km (9 miles) south of Tucson
IATA airport code: TUS