Tucson, Ariz. (Feb. 20, 2013) Due to poor visibility caused by light snow conditions, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directed aircraft, scheduled to land at Tucson International Airport (TIA), to other airports between 12:15 until 2p.m. During this time, four planes inbound to TIA were diverted. Their origin points are unknown to us, however we know that two of the planes were diverted to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. In addition, other aircraft inbound to TIA experienced a ground hold (at their airport of origin) until weather conditions at TIA improved. At 2 p.m., operations at TIA returned to normal, however, due to the weather some inbound delays are still in effect. Diversion events are common when weather conditions lead to poor visibility or poor flight conditions for pilots. In such cases collaboration between airline pilots and the FAA ensures the highest standard of safety is maintained. Tucson Airport Authority, the FAA and the airlines that serve Tucson are all committed to the highest level of aircraft safety.
For specific flight information, we urge travelers to check with their airlines. The airport's website, flytucsonairport.com, also displays information on delayed flights.