Newsroom - Tampa International Airport

2019
August
06,
2019
| 04:52 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport wants to make sure the airport, along with the beautiful region surrounding it, is enjoyed by generations to come. One way to do this is by reducing its own CO2 emissions as well as also emissions of all other greenhouse g...
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August
05,
2019
| 05:33 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Whether you’re dreaming of hiking to medieval castles in Germany or sipping tea in England, your bucket list trip is only a few clicks away. With so many nonstop and one-stop connections from Tampa now, it’s never been a better time to plan that fall...
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July
30,
2019
| 05:29 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Earlier this year, TPA Senior Manager of the Airport Operations Center Shannon Boos approached Tony D’Aiuto with the idea of starting a training academy for AOC dispatchers. His first thought? “It sounded crazy,” he said. The AOC, the nerve center...
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July
30,
2019
| 04:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
This change is necessary to bring the Airport in compliance with industry best practices, and will go into effect beginning this fall. TPA asks that all guests and employees begin using the shuttles now instead of the guideways. The shuttle guidew...
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July
22,
2019
| 10:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The latest phase of Tampa International Airport’s expansion is officially underway and the Airport has set its sights on a new target: $74.7 million. That’s how much TPA is projected to spend with disadvantaged business enterprises and woman- and ...
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July
22,
2019
| 10:18 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Spotty service, dropped calls, slow data loading and so-called “dead zones” are getting closer to becoming inconveniences of the past at TPA, thanks to a recently signed agreement that will bring hundreds of strategically placed antennas to the Airpo...
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July
22,
2019
| 08:37 PM Europe/Amsterdam
“Your office has a better view when you’re 40,000 feet up,” Jack said. Jack is just one of five high school interns enrolled in the Airport Management and Internship Program, a partnership among TPA, local high schools and the Tampa Bay Regional A...
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July
16,
2019
| 05:07 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Innovations in medical transport. Sustainable infrastructure. Connected vehicle technology. Colorado's first autonomous and accessible shuttle. These were just a few of the topics covered in the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COM...
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July
16,
2019
| 04:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The people. The PA announcements. The bright lights and moving trains. Even as one of the country’s most favorite user-friendly airports, Tampa International Airport operates at a busy pace and travel can be stressful endeavor. But there is some r...
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July
01,
2019
| 08:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Just in time for snowbird season, the low-cost Canadian airline Swoop will be offering twice-weekly nonstop flights between Tampa and Winnipeg. The first flight from YWG to TPA will be Nov. 17 and the service, using Boeing 737-NG 800s, will operat...
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July
01,
2019
| 07:23 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Biometric face scanning has arrived at Tampa International Airport. On June 28, TPA began a 30-day pilot of the new technology at three international gates to help process departing passengers. The device, which simply looks like an iPad or tablet...
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June
25,
2019
| 04:59 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Airport team shared their enthusiasm, spirit and plenty of handheld fans to thousands of attendees at this year's St. Pete Pride festival on June 23. The two-day event is the largest of its kind in Florida.  The Airport booth attracted plenty ...
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June
25,
2019
| 04:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Laurie Noyes was looking to mix up her usual workout routine when she heard about Tampa International Airport’s new partnership with Peerfit. Peerfit offers free access to about four classes every month at any of 175 different fitness centers in t...
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June
17,
2019
| 06:42 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport these days is buzzing with air service announcements, new carriers and more passengers than ever before. Online, an avid and growing group of aviation enthusiasts – known as planespotters – are loving every moment. More...
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June
10,
2019
| 10:26 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Jennifer Wooten plopped down in one of the Main Terminal’s comfy blue lounge chairs and pulled out her laptop and headset for a conference call on a recent Wednesday morning. The D.C. resident, who was flying out of Tampa International Airport lat...
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June
05,
2019
| 09:42 PM Europe/Amsterdam
(TAMPA, Fla.) United Airlines broke ground Wednesday, June 5, on a new, state-of-the-art maintenance hangar facility at Tampa International Airport that will enable the airline to provide service for its Boeing 737 series of aircraft while allowing t...
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June
04,
2019
| 04:02 PM Europe/Amsterdam
While new nonstop routes and expansion projects tend to get all the glory, Tampa International Airport’s sustainability efforts have quietly made a big impact in protecting our natural resources for generations to come. Those efforts came into the...
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May
29,
2019
| 04:06 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Attention artists: Get ready. Tampa International Airport is set to issue a call for nine new public art works as part of Phase 2 of the airport’s expansion. The effort kicks off with an information session on June 10 at 3 p.m. in the airport’s bo...
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May
24,
2019
| 08:03 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Passengers and guests can get a fun dose of history while they're visiting Tampa International Airport, often finding it in unexpected places. Here's five areas where you'll get a blast from the past on war, music, aviation, Florida life and more: ...
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May
24,
2019
| 05:47 PM Europe/Amsterdam
He's a devoted husband and father, a strong advocate for the homeless and at-risk youth and a 20-year law enforcement veteran. Now Tampa International Airport Police Department Officer Jimmy Bizzle has one more description to add to his good name: He...
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May
24,
2019
| 01:53 AM Europe/Amsterdam
With Dutch folk and pop music streaming and platters of Gouda cheese served to guests, excitement buzzed at Tampa International Airport’s Gate E64 as passengers eagerly waited to board Delta Air Lines Flight 6125. TPA CEO Joe Lopano, Tampa Mayor J...
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May
20,
2019
| 08:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Using the same technology that hospitals use to screen patients, TSA is now testing out computerized tomography (CT) scanners at screening checkpoints to better detect prohibited items in carry-on luggage. Tampa International is among the first in th...
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May
20,
2019
| 07:23 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With traditional music, beer, bikes and even a wall of fresh tulips, TPA brought a slice of Amsterdam to Tampa International Airport just weeks before the inaugural flight to one of TPA’s most hotly anticipated new destinations. During the month of M...
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May
17,
2019
| 05:02 PM Europe/Amsterdam
It was Thursday afternoon, May 16, at Tampa International Airport and a woman approached the Information Center kiosk in the Main Terminal. She had come from the 7th floor of the Short Term Parking Garage where she’d heard what sounded like a yowling...
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May
13,
2019
| 07:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Blair Driscoll slipped into her sandals after clearing security at Airside C on a recent Saturday, gearing up for the night ahead. She and her husband, Paul, had big plans for a night of locale fare, handcrafted cocktails and people watching. But ...
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May
09,
2019
| 09:14 PM Europe/Amsterdam
You asked, we heard you! In addition to the major upgrades, renovations and new facilities we've completed and continue to work on at Tampa International Airport, we've got some highly requested improvements in our projects pipeline over the next cou...
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May
03,
2019
| 07:38 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano on May 3 received the President’s Global Leadership Award from University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft at the USF College of Arts and Sciences afternoon commencement ceremony. The award, estab...
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April
30,
2019
| 04:33 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport recently unveiled 70 exciting new shops, restaurants, bars and spas, many which can only be enjoyed by ticketed passengers traveling through TPA’s post-security airsides. Now non-traveling guests can experience them too...
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April
18,
2019
| 08:22 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Windmills in Amsterdam. German beer in Frankfurt. Big Ben and tea service in London. Cathedrals in Zurich. With five airlines offering nonstop routes to four European destinations from TPA this summer, it’s never been easier to plan adventures and...
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April
04,
2019
| 07:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Katus Watson has been around the corporate world long enough to see several trends and best practices in business come and go. But one he sees growing in the airport industry lately – the inclusion of woman- and minority-owned businesses and subcontr...
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