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Visit Tucson drumming up interest for direct flights from New York

(Source: Visit Tucson) (Source: Visit Tucson)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Visit Tucson is taking a hands-on approach to let travelers know about direct flights from New York to Tucson.

In just a few days, officials will be stationed at JFK airport offering yoga classes, massages and spin classes to let travelers know about what Tucson has to offer.

Visit Tucson also has video ads airing across New York.

Although the direct flights won't start until Oct. 7, Visit Tucson is hoping these ads will drum up enough interest to fill up the flights.

Staff at Hotel Congress said Tucson is going through a growth spurt and they excited about the potential business the additional flight will have on Tucson’s economy.

"The first things they are going to say is ‘where are we going to get a meal, where are we going to stay, where are the fun parts of town,'" said David Slutes, entertainment director at Hotel Congress. "Us being situated downtown is the perfect location."

Currently, about 220 people fly to New York every day out of Tucson International. 

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