Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc. (YCAA)
Airport & FlightTransportation
Yuma International Airport is situated in the heart of Yuma, Arizona and offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our traveling customers who Fly Yuma.
We offer flights through American Airlines with service to Phoenix International Airport, and have four car rental agencies conveniently located within the airport terminal: Enterprise, Hertz, Avis and Budget.
Passengers and their guests are encouraged to enjoy the delicious menu items offered by Hapa's - A Taste of Hawaii located within the terminal, while they wait.
Yuma International Airport is also home to a flourishing General Aviation community. If you are a pilot interested in hangar space, or if you're interested in becoming a pilot, please give us a call at (928) 726-5882.
General Aviators are not the only aircraft in our forever sunny skies, Yuma International Airport shares the incredibly long 13,300' runway with Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. If you are a defense contractor here supporting either theirs, or Yuma Proving Grounds' mission and need facility support, give us a call, or visit www.defensetesting.com to learn more.
Our Mission: The Yuma County Airport Authority's mission is to provide a safe, efficient and customer focused airport to serve Greater Yuma.
History and Overview of YCAA
Yuma International Airport is managed and operated by the Yuma County Airport Authority, Inc (YCAA). Under Arizona Statutes, a state ''Airport Authority'' is an independent public agency and a non-profit organization. Our Airport Authority, called the ''Yuma County Airport Authority'' was incorporated as a non-profit entity in the State of Arizona on December 30, 1965. Our mission, as the YCAA, is to operate Yuma International Airport on behalf of the citizens and families of Yuma County, Arizona.
The YCAA leases the airport's land from the County on a fifty year lease that currently continues through December 2057. Typically the lease is renewed every 25 years. The Airport is managed by the Airport Director with the guidance of a 14 member Board of Directors.
The Authority concept of management has allowed the Airport to provide and foster civil aviation in the community without a financial burden being placed on the taxpayers of Yuma County. The Authority is a self supporting entity generating the revenue necessary to operate the airport through rates and charges assessed directly to the users of the Airport.
While the Authority is incorporated as a non-profit entity, it also has been designated as a governmental entity by Arizona Revised Statute Section 28-8411 et seq. In accordance with the Authority's status as a governmental entity it is not subject to income or property taxes and has the ability to issue tax exempt debt.
About Our Logo
Paddle wheel steamers sailed the Colorado River during the early 1850's to shortly after the turn of the century. These vessels traveled from Port Isabel, Mexico to Yuma and on to Laughlin and El Dorado Canyon, Nevada. The commerce conducted by these vessels established Yuma as an important transportation exchange point making Yuma truly the ''Port of Opportunity''.
The paddle wheel steamer which is today an integral part of the Yuma County Airport Authority logo, signifies Yuma International Airport as a regional port of opportunity keeping Yuma and the region on the leading edge of transportation progress.