October 08, 2016 - 12:10 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson International Airport is now offering direct flights to New York City.
TV's KGUN9 reports (http://bit.ly/2dUQSYJ) that travellers will not have to make a connecting flight to get to New York for the first time in eight years.
American Airlines is providing direct flight service to JFK airport.
The new service is a culmination of efforts by the Tucson Metro Chamber.
The chamber worked with local businesses to raise $3 million as a revenue guarantee for the airline.
Chamber officials also had a hand in making sure there are flight times that accommodate customers who have to catch other connecting flights.
Information from: KGUN-TV, http://www.kgun9.com/news/
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