International Air Services

The central Arizona region is strategically located within the state of Arizona with one hour access to two International Airports: Phoenix Sky Harbor and Tucson International. These airports are available for industries that regularly need access to the global markets.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport


Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Pinal Alliance region off of the Interstate 10. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the ten busiest in the nation and among the top 20 busiest in the world. Phoenix Sky Harbor serves more than 120,000 passengers, with 1,500 flights per day, and a daily economic impact that surpasses $106 million for the Phoenix metro area. Fly anywhere in the world from Sky Harbor with easy connections or fly nonstop to more than 85 domestic locations and 19 international destinations. Phoenix also provides service to over 100 domestic destinations non-stop. Southwest Airlines has major hub operations in Phoenix, providing convenient connections to virtually any city in the U.S. Due to excellent weather conditions, Sky Harbor closures average less than two hours per year.

On a typical day:

  • More than 1,200 aircraft arrive and depart
  • About 120,000 passengers arrive and depart
  • More than 800 tons of air cargo is handled

The following airlines currently service Sky Harbor International Airport:

Air Canada
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Boutique Air
British Airways
Delta Airlines
Frontier Airlines
Great Lakes
Hawaiian Airlines
JetBlue Airways
Spirit Airlines
Sun Country
United Airlines

Source: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,, updated July 2017

Tucson International Airport


The Tucson International Airport is approximately a 60-minute drive from the Sun Corridor region off of the Interstate 10.

Tucson International Airport’s 7 carriers offer over 91 daily nonstop departures to 15 destinations with connections worldwide. The airport averages 82 flights per day from 12 airlines.

The following airlines currently service Sky Harbor International Airport:

Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Sun Country
United Airlines

Source: Tucson International Airport,, updated July 2017

Municipal/County Airports

Central Arizona is currently supported by 4 regional airports located in the cities of Casa Grande, Eloy, and Marana, ranging in different sizes to fit many different needs. Current usage at the airports ranges from personal small aircraft usage, National Guard training, airline repair, parachute training and the nation’s largest drop zone. Many opportunities exist for aviation related businesses.
Many of the airports have existing land available for industrial and aviation industries.

Pinal Airpark

Pinal Airpark covers 2,080 acres and has one primary runway and is the home of Evergreen Aircraft Maintenance Facility and Silverbell Army Heliport (SAHP).

The Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (WAATS) and other numerous National Guard units are located inside SAHP. The WAATS is used principally for all ARNG AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter training by the ‘Gunfighter University’.

Pinal Airpark also hosts the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Parachute Training and Testing Facility.

Marana Aerospace Solutions

Pinal Air Park, Marana, Arizona Marana Aerospace Solutions, formerly known as Evergreen Maintenance Center, is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved FAR Part 145 repair station with an FAA Class IV Airframe Rating (#ERKR675D). In addition to the FAA certification, Marana Aerospace Solutions is ISO 9001-2008 registered, holds maintenance certifications from Aruba, Bermuda and EASA. The organization offers various levels of aircraft components, paint and maintenance on Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, Raytheon and McDonnell Douglas aircraft.

Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (WAATS)

The Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, (WAATS) is located at the Silverbell Army Heliport Marana, Arizona, in the heart of the beautiful Sonoran desert. The heliport is about 30 miles Northwest of historic Tucson and about 86 miles South of Arizona’s capital city of Phoenix. Co-located at the heliport is the 1st/285th Apache Helicopter Attack Battalion, a unit of the Arizona Army National Guard.

The pre-mobilization mission of the Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (WAATS) is to conduct National Guard Bureau directed aviation training for the Attack and Aero-Scout mission as approved and directed by the US Army Training & Doctrine Command. The post mobilization mission is to augment the TRADOC as an activity under the command and control of US Army Aviation Center.

The WAATS is the premier training site for attack and aero-scout helicopter training for the Army National Guard. The training site also serves both active duty and National Guard aviators with simulation support, utilizing the AH-1 Flight Weapons Simulator or the AH-64 Combat Mission Simulator. Helicopter emergency procedures training is being conducted at the Picacho Stage field, which has a control tower, crash fire rescue and four emergency procedure-training lanes. In addition, Picacho Stage field is able to bivouac an entire Apache battalion.

Casa Grande Municipal Airport (CGZ)

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3225 N. Lear Ave.
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
(520) 426-3616

The Casa Grande Municipal Airport is located in the city of Casa Grande, south and west of Interstate 10 and west of Arizona Highway 387. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Casa Grande and occupies approximately 640 acres.

The Casa Grande Municipal Airport hosts several aviation events between December and April.

The existing facilities include a paved runway (05-23), three major taxiways, apron and tie-down areas, hangars, a lighted wind sock, segmented circle and rotating beacon. Runway 05-23 has a Medium Intensity Runway Lighting System with precision instrument markings for Runway 05 and basic markings on Runway 23.

Industrial Land
The Casa Grande Airport maintains a reputation as one of the most business friendly airports in the west and maintains an airpark master plan that facilitates for new industry for the future. Available lots consist of traditional light industrial properties as well as sites that sit on the runway allowing for direct access to the runway. For more information on available industrial sites in the airpark, contact us.

Eloy Airport

SkydiveWindTunnel4735 N Lear Dr.
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 464-3429

Home to Skydive Arizona, the nation’s largest skydiving drop zone, Eloy Airport is owned and operated by the City of Eloy. Runway 2-20 has a 2 box visual slope indicator, runway end lights and no obstructions. Hangars and tie downs are available for lease. 24 hour self service fueling is also available.

Skydive Arizona

skydive-arizona4900 N. Taylor Street
Eloy, AZ 85131 USA
(520) 466-3753