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Tucson International Airport | TUS

Search and buy flights to TUS in Arizona from anywhere in the world using the search bar above. Keep reading below to discover information about this airport including its history, airlines that fly there, popular destinations, airport facilities and technical runway information.

About Tucson International Airport

Tucson International Airport (IATA: TUS) is a joint civil-military airport located south of Tucson, Arizona, United States. The airport is currently the second-busiest airport in Arizona, after Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. 2018 saw the airport deal with 3,617,554 total passengers and 133, 764 aircraft operations. The airport currently has no airlines hubbed here, and is not a focus city for any airline.

The first municipal airport opened in Tucson in 1919, and was the first municipally owned airport in the US. Commercial flights began in 1928 from this airport, and it was also used by the army during WWII. After a new terminal was opened in 1963, the airport was renamed to Tucson International Airport. 1985 saw the airport's terminal double in size, and the concourse was rebuilt.

Tucson International Airport Location

Tucson Airport is located 8 miles south of downtown Tucson, in Pima County, Arizona, US. The map below shows the airport's exact location.


This airport has a small but modern terminal with plenty of options to keep you entertained whilst you wait for your flight.

Facilities Include:

Free WiFi


Art Exhibits

Nursing Suites

Baggage Suites

Postal Services

Designated Smoking Areas

Work Stations

Business Centres

Mobile charging at the laptop counters

Food and Drink options

Lounges Include:

Military Lounge: The Military Lounge is the only current airport lounge available at this airport. It is open 24/7 for current and former military members and their families and dependents. Here you will find chairs, sofas, TVs, movies, microwave, coffee facilities and snacks. There is also free Wifi and charging stations.


Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
11L/29R 3,352 10,996 Asphalt
11R/29L 2,563 8,408 Asphalt
3.21 2,134 7,000 Asphalt


There is only one terminal at Tucson International Airport, with three concourses A, B and C. Concourse A has 9 gates and B has 11. The terminal is shaped like a wide X, similar to that of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. There are ticketing, concessions, gates, baggage claim, passenger pickup and food, drink and shopping options across the airport terminal.

Airlines that fly to Tucson International Airport

Alaska Airlines Allegiant Air American Airlines
American Eagle Delta Air Lines Delta Connection
Frontier Airlines Southwest Airlines Sun Country Airlines
United Airlines United Express

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

The following table summarises the busiest and most popular domestic destinations from TUS between June 2018 to May 2019.

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 296,000 American
2 Los Angeles, California 221,000 American, Delta, Southwest, United
3 Denver, Colorado 207,000 Southwest, United
4 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Arizona 164,000 American
5 Las Vegas, Nevada 133,000 Southwest
6 Chicago-O'Hare, Illinois 129,000 American, United
7 Atlanta, Georgia 110,000 Delta
8 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 88,000 Alaska, Delta
9 Houston-Intercontinental, Texas 86,000 United
10 San Diego, California 73,000 Southwest

How to get to Tucson International Airport

By Road

The airport is easily accessible by road for cars, with plenty of car parking options, from hourly to daily.

By Public Transport

There are two SUNTRAN bus routes which serve the airport's designated bus stop, which operate daily services to the region. These are routes 11 and 25.

By Rental Car

Exit east from the main terminal and head to the rental car center, where you will find car rental companies such as Alamo, Budget, Hertz and National.