Tulsa International Airport is located just 5 miles from the center of Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. With nearly 130,000 aircraft operations a year and being home to the global maintenance headquarters of American Airlines it's also one of the busiest airports in the area.
The airport was conceived in 1928 by 47 local businessmen, and not long after Tulsa International Airport was born. During the Second World War part of the airport was used to manufacture several types of aircraft, and this heritage continues to this day with school buses now being manufactured in the same building.
Today, the airport covers some 4,360 acres and is home to three runways, the longest of which being 10,000 ft. These allow for all types of aircraft to be used, and see an average of 353 aircraft operations every day. The airport is served by six major airlines - American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest and United - as well as another six cargo operators including FedEx, AA Cargo and Unites States Postal Service.
There are a huge number of shops and restaurants in the terminal including a food court showcasing Starbucks, Mazzio's Pizza and Quizno's Sub, as well as sit-down restaurants including TGI Fridays and Varsity Grill & Sports Bar. There are newsagents, gift shops and even a book store, perfect for passengers to pass the time while waiting for a flight.
Free wireless Internet is also available throughout the terminal and there's also a chapel, hair salon and currency exchange as well as ATM machines, conference facilities and a number of other services tailored to the business traveler such as fax machines and computer data ports.
Parking is not a problem, and whether you're looking for short stay, long stay, economy or even valet parking, you're covered. The parking garage is intended for long-term use and has 1400 spaces at $10 per day. Then there's the hourly parking lot, located right next to the baggage claim area at $2 per hour (the first hour is free), and the economy lot, costing $6 a day and with a free shuttle service to the terminal. For those looking for convenience there's the curbside valet option at $16 per day, and it's even possible for frequent fliers to reserve their parking space in advance in a reserved parking garage right next to the terminal.
For those from out of town who want to rent a car instead there are 8 of the most popular car rental companies to choose from including Thrifty and Alamo. Then there's the option of taxis, with a taxi rank being right outside baggage claim, or the city bus service which operates to and from the airport throughout the day.
Tulsa International Airport gives passengers all the modern conveniences in an airport that's right in the heart of Oklahoma, perfect to explore everything the state has to offer.