Arizona is the 6th largest and is also listed as the 14th most populous state in the US. Phoenix is the capital city of Arizona. Agriculture, copper mining, tourism, taxation and health care are the major economic sources.

Arizona is also in close proximity to famous tourists destination like Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon and Sedona. Talking about the transportation facilities, Arizona can be accessible via highways (interstate highways and U.S routes) and airways. 

Today, we will especially explore major international airports in Arizona with technical information, location, distance, airlines, destinations and much more.

Without further delay, let’s get started.

International Airports in Arizona

There are 4 international airports in Arizona and they are Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tucson International Airport, Yuma International Airport and Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. 

Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport144 miles3 hours 26 minutes
Tucson Int’l Airport181 miles4 hours 25 minutes
Yuma Int’l Airport318 miles6 hours 12 minutes
Laughlin/Bullhead Int’l Airport374 miles6 hours 53 minutes

Note: The distance and driving time are taken from Google Maps including the fastest route with the usual traffic.

Now, let’s explore all the international airports in Arizona.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport (ICAO: KPHX, IATA: PHX, FAA LID: PHX) is one of the major international airports in Arizona situated at an elevation of 1,135 ft (346 m) above mean sea level (AMSL). It is owned by the city of Phoenix and operated by the Phoenix Airport System.

Phoenix Sky Harbor (International Airports in Arizona)

PHX is a primary hub for American Airlines and a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Major airlines of the US and foreign carriers operate regular scheduled commercial passenger flights to and from the city to various domestic and international destinations.

PHX Runway and Terminal Information

Phoenix Sky Harbor is equipped with 3 concrete runways with the designation Runway 8/26, Runway 7L/25R and Runway 7R/25L.

8/2611,489 ft by 150 ftConcrete
7L/25R10,300 ft by 150 ftConcrete
7R/25L7,800 ft by 150 ftConcrete

Talking about the infrastructure, PHX features two terminals (Terminal 3 and Terminal 4) with a total of 106 active aircraft gates.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal (International Airports in Arizona)

Airlines and Destinations

Air CanadaMontreal, TorontoSeasonal flights to Vancouver and Calgary
Alaska AirlinesSeattle/Tacoma, Portland (OR), San Francisco, Everett, Boise, Anchorage
Allegiant AirStockton, Knoxville, Provo
American AirlinesAlmost all major domestic routes
Boutique AirCortez, Show Low
British AirwaysLondon-Heathrow
Condor AirlinesSeasonal flights to Frankfurt
Contour AirlinesPage
Delta Air LinesSalt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK
Denver Air Connection Seasonal Flights to Telluride
Frontier AirlinesSan Francisco, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Orlando, Ontario, Oakland, Las Vegas, Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, Burbank, Chicago-O’Hare, Cleveland, Colorado Springs
Seasonal flights to Atlanta
Hawaiian AirlinesKahului, Honolulu
JetBlue AirwaysNew York-JFK, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, Boston
JSXOakland, Las Vegas, Burbank
Southwest AirlinesAlmost all major domestic destinations.
Spirit AirlinesDallas/Fort WorthSeasonal flights to New York-LaGuardia, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago–O’Hare
Sun Country Airlines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Seasonal Flights to Rochester, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Duluth
United AirlinesWashington-Dulles, San Francisco, Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Houston-Intercontinental, NewarkSeasonal flights to Los Angeles and Cleveland
VolarisGuadalajara, Culiacan
WestJetCalgarySeasonal flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina and Saskatoon

PHX Technical Information

ELEVATION1,135 ft (346 m) AMSL
AREA3,400 acres (1,400 ha)
RUNWAY8/26 (11,489 ft long) – Concrete Surface
7L/25R (10,300 ft long) – Concrete Surface
7R/25L (7,800 ft long) – Concrete Surface

Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Tucson Int’l Airport (ICAO: KTUS, IATA: TUS, FAA LID: TUS) is among the international airports in Arizona which is owned by the city of Tucson and operated by Tucson Airport Authority. Residing at an elevation of 2,643 ft (806 m) AMSL, the airport serves the Tucson region in Arizona.

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Tucson Airport (International Airports in Arizona)

Major US airlines operate flights to various destinations across the United States from TUS.

TUS Runway and Terminal Information

Tucson Int’l Airport features three asphalt runways with the designation Runway 11L/29R, Runway 11R/29L and Runway 3/21. Besides, there are three asphalt helipads numbered H1, H2 and H3.

11L/29R10,996 ft by 150 ftAsphalt
11R/29L8,408 ft by 150 ftAsphalt
3/217,000 ft by 150 ftAsphalt
Helipad H1100 ft by 100 ftAsphalt
Helipad H260 ft by 60 ftAsphalt
Helipad H360 ft by 60 ftAsphalt

The airport infrastructure holds a terminal with three concourses with a total of 21 gates. Concourse A contains 9 gates, Concourse B holds 11 gates whereas only one gate is available at Concourse C.

Airlines and Destinations

Alaska AirlinesEverett (North Seattle), Portland (OR), Seattle
American AirlinesChicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Seattle
Southwest AirlinesChicago-Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego
Sun Country AirlinesMinneapolis-St. Paul
United AirlinesChicago O’Hare, Denver, San Francisco, Houston Intercontinental

TUS Technical Information

ELEVATION2,643 ft (806 m) AMSL
AREA7,938 acres (3,212 ha)
RUNWAY11L/29R (10,996 ft by 150 ft) – Asphalt Surface
11R/29L (8,408 ft by 150 ft) – Asphalt Surface
3/21 (7,000 ft by 150 ft) – Asphalt Surface
H1 (100 ft by 100 ft) – Asphalt Surface
H2 (60 ft by 60 ft) – Asphalt Surface
H3 (60 ft by 60 ft) – Asphalt Surface
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Yuma International Airport (YUM)

Yuma Int’l Airport (ICAO: KNYL, IATA: YUM, FAA LID: NYL) is also among the international airports in Arizona that is situated at an elevation of 213 ft (65 m) AMSL. It is owned by US Navy and operated by Yuma County and United States Marine Corps (USMC).

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Yuma Airport (International Airports in Arizona)

YUM Runway and Terminal Information

Yuma Airport feature 4 runways with the designation Rwy 3L/21R, Rwy 3R/21L, Rwy 8/26 and Rwy 17/35.

3L/21R13,300 ft by 200 ftConcrete
3R/21L9,240 ft by 150 ftAsphalt/Concrete
8/266,146 ft by 150 ftAsphalt/Concrete
17/355,710 ft by 150 ftAsphalt/Concrete

Airlines and Destinations

Yuma Int’l Airport is currently served by American Airlines only with five daily round-trip flights between Yuma and Phoenix (PHX) and one daily round-trip flight between Yuma and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW).

YUM Technical Information

ELEVATION213 ft (65 m) AMSL
AREA3,100 acres (1,300 ha)
RUNWAY3L/21R (13,300 ft long) – Concrete
3R/21L (9,239 ft long) – Asphalt/Concrete
8/26 (6,146 ft long) – Asphalt/Concrete
17/35 (5,710 ft long) – Asphalt/Concrete

Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP)

Laughlin/Bullhead Int’l Airport (ICAO: KIFP, IATA: IFP, FAA LID: IFP) is also among the international airports in Arizona situated at an elevation of 707 ft (215 m) AMSL. It is a public-use airport located in Mohave County, Arizona.

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Laughlin/Bullhead (International Airports in Arizona)

IFP primarily focuses on general aviation activities including charter flights conducted by Sun Country Airlines and Swift Air. An average of 200 charter flights are operated from IFP including the arrivals and departures combined.

The airport features a single asphalt runway 16/34 with a dimension of 8,500 ft by 150 ft (2,591 m by 46 m).

IFP Technical Information

ELEVATION707 ft (215 m) AMSL
AREA650 acres (260 ha)
RUNWAY16/34 (8,500 ft by 150 ft) – Asphalt Surface


Till the end of this blog, we discovered 4 major international airports in Arizona. Among these airports, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Tucson International Airport (TUS) operate regular scheduled commercial flights to and from Arizona.

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many international airports are in Arizona?

There are 4 international airports in Arizona out of which 2 airports (PHX and TUS) offer regular commercial passenger flights.

What are the major airports in Arizona?

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Tucson International Airport (TUS) are the major airports in Arizona.

How many international airports are in Phoenix?

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is the only international airport in Phoenix.

What other airports are near Phoenix Arizona?

Tucson International Airport (TUS), Chandler Municipal Airport and Falcon Field Airport are the other airports near Phoenix Arizona.


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Manoj Karki
Manoj Karki is contributing as a travel content writer at AviaTech Channel. Professionally, he is a Senior Test Automation Engineer, and currently works/lives in Finland. He has traveled almost all European Countries, and major U.S. cities. He loves both aviation, and travel so, shares valuable content with our readers.


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