The Airtug, a low-power tug available only within the tarmacs of Francis International Airport (FIA), appears to be a replacement for the Baggage Handler featured in the GTA III Era, as well as the similarly designed Tug. As usual, the Airtug, being property of the FIA, features FlyUS livery.
Like the Baggage Handler, the Airtug's performance is ranked as one of the poorest in the game. Its weaker engine means that its speed is considerably slow, but makes up for with good acceleration and moderately good cornering due to its low speed and light weight. The Airtug's compact size may also be used to the advantage of the player as it can squeeze through tight spaces, such as gaps between rocks and staircases. The Airtug may also seat up to two occupants.
The Airtug's open design, however, makes any of its occupants highly vulnerable to gunfire, and is generally unstable for multiplayer gameplay as a result, especially during Deathmatches or Free Mode. Unlike the Baggage Handler in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it can no longer be used to tow the luggage carts or towbars in the airport.
Despite the fact that it is a mediocre vehicle, it is one of the more difficult vehicles to acquire - straying into the airport's runway area will earn the player a four star wanted level.
- The three default radio stations in the Airtug are Integrity 2.0, WKTT Radio and PLR.
- Driving an Airtug around the Francis International Airport will cause Airtugs to spawn in the parking lot outside and very rarely spawn in traffic.
- In perfect condition this car can be sold in the S&M Auto Sales for $1500
- Police Chatter suggests that the AirTug is manufactured by HVY, as it will be be identified as a "White HVY AirTug"
- This is the only four-wheeled vehicle that is capable of entering buildings.