SkyWest Airlines Expands Presence at Tucson Airport, Creating 50 New Jobs | Business
Utah-based SkyWest Airlines plans to build a new maintenance hangar at Tucson International Airport that will create 50 new jobs.
The planned 199,000-square-foot hangar on the southeast side of the airport will cost about $38 million and allow SkyWest to expand its longtime operations at TIA, according to city documents.
SkyWest is a regional airline that operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.
A SkyWest spokeswoman said construction details and the schedule were not yet finalized.
SkyWest’s hangar project could receive about $500,000 in financial assistance through the City of Tucson’s primary employment incentive program, under an agreement approved by the city council on Tuesday. from Tucson.
The program provides owners with a share of sales taxes generated by construction to reimburse them for permit and impact fees, public infrastructure and job training.
According to city documents, SkyWest expects the expansion of its operations at TIA to create 50 new jobs, paying an average of at least $50,164 per year, including 30 who will pay at least $54,932 per year.
The project is expected to generate $494,000 in sales tax revenue for the city, while generating just over $1 million in total gross direct revenue for the city.