Community Effort Returns New York Non-Stops to Tucson

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Air service development projects might be driven by airport strategy, but they work best when the airport has a community of support. Tucson International Airport realized the value of its business travel community and, with Sixel’s help, put together a coalition to secure transcontinental service to New York City.

The Tucson Metro Chamber stepped up to lead the community effort. Through the hard work of its membership and Sixel consultants, the Chamber was able to secure more than $2.9 million in letters of credit for a minimum revenue guarantee to the first carrier that would operate a New York non-stop. The airport and the Chamber met with virtually any interested airline.

The two-year project culminated in October, as American Airlines launched daily non-stops to its hub at New York Kennedy. The service wouldn’t have been an option without the strong show of community support.

Sixel’s team has worked on dozens of air service funding projects. When you bring together an active airport and a motivated community, you can see results like those in Tucson.

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