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TIA starts direct flight service to NYC

Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-07 20:55:10-04

Tucson International Airport started its direct flight service to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Friday. 

This marks the first time travelers won't have to make a connecting flight in eight years. 

The project took years to complete as the Tucson Metro Chamber worked with local businesses to raise $3 million dollars as a revenue guarantee to American Airlines. 

The Tucson Metro Chamber also arranged flight times so customers can catch other connecting flights.