Travelers should be aware that renovations are underway at the Tucson International Airport.
The TSA checkpoints are being upgraded, as well as the food and beverage options in the terminals.
Passengers may encounter dust and noise as these renovations continue. On Wednesday, March 1, both the A and B terminals started their major upgrades. Refrigerators for food and drinks are temporarily taking over restaurant space until new shops open in around ten months. In place of fully-operational stores, there are kiosks with small non-perishable food items and travel essentials.
Travelers will still be able to purchase essential products, including food, beverages, toiletries, magazines, newspapers and books.
According to the official airport website, several local favorites will open in the airport after renovations are complete, including Beyond Bread, El Charro Café, The Maverick, Noble Hops, Sir Veza’s Taco Garage, Thunder Canyon Brewery and Arbuckle’s Coffee.
Checkpoint B is slated to be completed by April, and it will serve Delta Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines passengers. Checkpoint A should be finished by the end of summer 2017 and will serve Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Aeromar passengers.