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2020
May
21,
2020
| 10:13 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With more passengers expected to fly this Memorial Day weekend, travelers should expect to arrive at TPA two hours early and know that there are procedural changes that could affect the TSA checkpoint process. We encourage all travelers to review the...
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May
19,
2020
| 06:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
On Saturday, May 16, chalk artists - big and small - visited the Airport's Cell Phone Waiting Lot to see their art displayed on the big screen. After soliciting digital chalk art drawings from May 5 - 12, the Airport team ultimately received 557 s...
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May
19,
2020
| 05:56 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As Florida enters Phase 1 in its “Safe. Smart. Step-By-Step.” plan to re-open businesses such as gyms and vacation rentals, Tampa International Airport has noticed a slow but steady increase of passengers. While still a far cry from the usual 70,0...
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May
19,
2020
| 01:12 AM Europe/Amsterdam
The Federal Aviation Administration on June 4 and 5 will hold virtual workshops on the Draft Environmental Assessment for South-Central Florida Metroplex – the agency’s plan to modernize air traffic procedures for the region including Tampa Bay. M...
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May
14,
2020
| 05:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Passengers returning to Tampa International Airport may notice a few highly-anticipated upgrades to the Airport's amenities. Among the most requested: Water bottle filling stations. Yes, they're finally here. TPA has added - or is in the pro...
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May
12,
2020
| 04:04 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As Tampa International Airport begins to see a slight rise in passenger numbers, the Airport’s Operations and Maintenance teams are putting the final pieces of its TPA Ready plan in place this week. Beginning this week, all employees including con...
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May
05,
2020
| 03:49 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As air travel at Tampa International Airport has slowed to a trickle, there’s one area where activity is still bustling – and even speeding up: TPA’s construction sites. TPA is pushing forward with roughly $150 million in essential projects, helpi...
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May
05,
2020
| 03:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Major components of Tampa International Airport’s #TPAREADY plan are underway, and passengers and employees can expect to see a lot more plastic shields, social distancing floor markers and other changes over the next two weeks. The plan is designed ...
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May
04,
2020
| 09:42 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Calling all sidewalk chalk artists: Send us your masterpieces! Today, Tampa International Airport launched a campaign to collect the best, most creative sidewalk chalk art around the community to put on display as inspiration for TPA’s travelers a...
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April
29,
2020
| 03:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As Tampa International Airport makes preparations for the eventual return of passengers and business, one thing is certain: The impact of COVID-19 will have lasting effects on how the Airport looks, feels and conducts business throughout the terminal...
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April
21,
2020
| 09:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Passengers and guests coming to Tampa International Airport may soon see temporary construction closures and detours tied to ongoing work on the Airport’s new express curbside project.  Beginning Thursday, April 23 at 5 a.m., the Blue Arrivals cur...
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April
21,
2020
| 09:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Last week, TPA received good news from the Department of Transportation: The Aviation Authority will receive $81 million dollars of funding from the CARES Act. The funding was designated as part of a larger package that includes $10 billion in ove...
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April
21,
2020
| 06:42 PM Europe/Amsterdam
This week, Officer Thomas (TJ) Donnelly was named the 2020 Sykes Heroes Officer of the Year for the Tampa International Airport Police Department. Officer Donnelly, along with his four-legged partner K9 Ikar, are tasked with narcotics interdiction at...
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April
21,
2020
| 04:49 PM Europe/Amsterdam
While no one in the aviation industry has been spared the wide-ranging impact of coronavirus, Tampa International Airport has spent years preparing and testing resiliency plans to weather just such a storm. We recently sat down with TPA CEO Joe Lopan...
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April
14,
2020
| 07:43 PM Europe/Amsterdam
In the Tampa Bay region, there's no doubt TPA has a tight relationship with the community it serves. Through trying times like these, both the Airport and community partners have received and given assistance, from facemasks and hand sanitizers to ph...
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April
09,
2020
| 08:01 PM Europe/Amsterdam
For seven years in a row, thousands of runners registered, lined up and ran 3.1 miles at the annual TPA 5K on the Runway benefiting United Way Suncoast. This year, COVID-19 had different plans for the well-known race, but runners still took their ...
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April
07,
2020
| 09:44 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The survey results are in: Tampa International Airport is once again one of Tampa Bay’s best places to work. TPA was recently named one of Tampa Bay’s Top Workplaces 2020 by the Tampa Bay Times after employees were surveyed about several topics, i...
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April
07,
2020
| 08:33 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Coronavirus is changing the way companies around the world do business. For some, it means reducing hours or metering the number of guests in and out of a store. For others, it means contactless pickup or moving all orders online. For many, it mea...
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March
31,
2020
| 08:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
In many ways, the region’s economy is tied to the runways at Tampa International Airport. Each and every year, the Airport helps support more than 120,000 travel-related jobs and sends millions of tourists to Tampa Bay hotels, restaurants and beac...
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March
31,
2020
| 04:36 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The skies around Tampa International Airport may be a bit quieter as of late due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus on the travel industry. But for the Airport’s cargo operations, it’s a different story. Every week, TPA’s primary cargo op...
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March
31,
2020
| 02:30 PM Europe/Amsterdam
  Much of the Tampa Bay region is now under “Safer at Home” orders intended to curtail the spread of coronavirus by limiting non-essential activity for businesses and residents. So what does this mean for Tampa International Airport? The Air...
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March
26,
2020
| 03:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
UPDATED 4/8 In direct response to the coronavirus pandemic, airline travel plummeted and airports across the country are confronted with empty terminals and early estimates of total losses in the $14 billion range, according to industry analysis. ...
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March
16,
2020
| 08:02 PM Europe/Amsterdam
1. Keep a six-foot distance: When possible, try to keep a distance of at least two meters between yourself and others. TPA has numerous seating areas throughout the Main Terminal and Airsides. 2. Follow the CDC's recommendations including: Co...
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March
10,
2020
| 04:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Flying through Airside E? Tampa International Airport recently opened a pair of larger and more modern restrooms to improve your flying e The new restrooms feature deeper stalls – and more of them – with modern finishes and improved amenities. The...
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March
09,
2020
| 03:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport on Monday was named the best airport in its size category in North America in 2019 by Airports Council International, a leading industry organization. The prestigious 2019 Airport Service Quality Award, which is based o...
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March
05,
2020
| 04:18 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Sacramento has its rabbit. Denver has its mustang. Doha, its teddy bear. Now, Tampa International Airport will have its own iconic centerpiece: A 21-foot pink flamingo that will greet visitors passing through the Airport’s Main Terminal. The la...
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February
25,
2020
| 07:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Coming out to Tampa International Airport Sunday night or early Monday? An overnight construction detour could slow down your arrival. Beginning 8 p.m. on March 1 through 4 a.m. on March 2, TPA will temporarily detour most arriving guests onto Spr...
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February
25,
2020
| 05:43 PM Europe/Amsterdam
More than 7,500 visitors came out to Plant City Airport on Feb. 22 for the 10th Annual Planes, Trains and Automobiles event - an all-time record. For young aviation enthusiasts, the EAA offered 91 Young Eagle Flights, giving many children their fi...
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February
17,
2020
| 07:55 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Looking for an international getaway this summer?  Getting to Europe from TPA is even easier! In March, Norwegian Air will increase its London service to three times weekly (up from 2x) for the summer schedule. Since its launch on Oct. 31, 2...
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February
12,
2020
| 09:06 PM Europe/Amsterdam
SkyCenter One, which is now starting to go vertical, is no ordinary office building. In addition to modern office spaces and unrivaled connectivity to Tampa International Airport, the building will offer up some impressive amenities for all employ...
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