Tucson International Airport (TUS)
(Tucson, Arizona - AZ, USA)
Located to the south of downtown, Tucson International Airport (TUS), Arizona's second airport after Phoenix, handles about 4.5 million passengers per year to mainly western and southern US destinations, as well as to destinations in Europe. As a gateway to the south of Arizona, Tucson Airport features an efficient terminal building with good passenger facilities and lies just 9 miles / 14 km to the south of downtown Tucson, next to Emery Park and Summit and around 60 miles / 97 km to the north of Mexico's border.
With annual air operations numbering more than 270,000 and over 70 daily departing flights, Tucson Airport features three runways, employs a staff of almost 13,000, and encompasses some 8,250 acres / 3,340 hectares. In total there are 12 airlines at the facility, connecting over 20 non-stop destinations (mainly US) and over 120 connecting airports. Tucson Airport has recently spent considerable time and money soundproofing around 1,500 neighboring houses to the northwest, which is the first stage of new expansion plans.
Public buses are available for transport to downtown Tucson and there is also a shared-ride Arizona Stagecoach minibus service that coincides with the arrival of each flight. Many hotels operate courtesy shuttles for those with reservations, or you can make use of one of the three taxi companies that operate out of Tucson International Airport. Those traveling further afield will find that the I-10 interstate is close to Tucson Airport and connects Casa Grande, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.
About Tucson Tourism
The city of Tucson is an intriguing clash of cultures, featuring a combination of Spanish colonial, Native American and modern American influences. Tucson University is a particularly interesting attraction and provides downtown with a good excuse to host many nightspots.
Tucson Airport (TUS) itself is surrounded by the stunning red Arizona desert and nearby in the city environs are some startling attractions, such as the El Presidio Historic District in the downtown area, with its striking architecture and brilliant museums. Be sure to pay a visit to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, which is also home to Reid Park Zoo and its many exotic animals.
Tucson International Airport (TUS):|
|Address: 7250 South Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona (AZ), 85756, USA|
|Airport Code: TUS
Tel: +1 520 573 8100
Fax: +1 520 573 8008