USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Tucson (TUS) Long-Term Airfield Changes


Effective November 30, 2023 TUS closed Runway 11R/29L permanently and began construction of a new south parallel runway and center taxiway. Work is expected to take approximately 2 years to complete, with the new runway anticipated to open in 2026. Additionally, once RWY 11R/29L closed, the runway numbers were updated to reflect the current magnetic declination of the earth’s poles. Runway 11L/29R was renumbered to RWY 12/30 and the crosswind runway, RWY 3/21 was renumbered to RWY 4/22. When completed, the new parallel runway will open as RWY 12R/30L and RWY 12/30 will become RWY 12L/30R.

Check the NOTAMs and listen to ATIS closely for closed surfaces and other pertinent operational information. 

Resources

View a printable Pilot Handbook of the TUS information found on this Web page. 

Know Before You Go

Due to long-term airfield changes, the From the Flight Deck (FTFD) video has been removed. In the future, a FTFD video will again be available which depicts actual TUS airport runway approach and taxiway footage combined with diagrams and visual graphics to clearly identify hot spots and other safety-sensitive items.

Tucson International Airport (TUS) is a civil-military airport, located 8 miles south of downtown Tucson, AZ.

TUS Tower Hours of Operation – Continuous 24/7
Administrative Office Open 0800L to 1600L – M through F
Business Phone 520-295-5722

Effective November 30, 2023, TUS closed RWY 11R/29L permanently (not depicted on airfield diagram) and began construction of a new south parallel RWY and center TWY. Work is expected to take approximately 2 years, with the new runway anticipated to open in 2026. RWY numbers have been updated to reflect the current magnetic declination. See FAA Airport Diagrams

TUS airport diagram

TUS has changed the signs and markings on the airfield to denote the new numbering. Throughout construction you are advised to check the NOTAMs and listen to ATIS closely for closed surfaces and other pertinent operational information. All the approaches will be updated to reflect the new numbering. Also look for possible Letters to Airmen posted on FAA’s NOTAM Search site that may provide additional operational information and cautions. NOTAM Search (faa.gov)

Local and transient general aviation aircraft make up almost 50% of the traffic mix. Additionally, commercial, military and air taxi operations add to the challenging complexity at TUS.

The airspace at TUS is Class C. Notice that it adjoins Davis Monthan AFB Class C Airspace. (Refer to Sectional Chart.)

TUS Airspace is class C

Last updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2024