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Tucson Airport Authority unveils three-year growth plan

Posted at 10:38 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 01:38:04-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Airport Authority is recovering after being hit hard by the ongoing pandemic, but is now laying out its plan to move forward.

Before COVID-19 hit, the airport was already in the process of developing a plan.

The CEO says they had to quickly pivot to tackle current problems, and potential challenges in the future.

The three year plan scales back and delays some projects, while it focuses on recovery efforts.

CEO Danette Bewlee said "Certainly the programs and projects we're doing with the grant funding that's behind these projects, it makes sense for us to continue to press forward because these are a lot of jobs involved in these projects and we want to make sure that we're still contributing as an economic center for the region."

The TAA plans to enhance the airfield. The project would reconstruct at least a third of the airfield and provide more space for safe operations.