Newsroom - Tampa International Airport

2019
June
17,
2019
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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April
04,
2019
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority on Thursday awarded a contract to VanTrust Real Estate to develop a 9-story office building – the first commercial office building linked to Tampa International Airport by a people mover. The building wil...
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March
21,
2019
Imagine traveling through an airport and never once needing to show your ID or boarding pass. No awkward digging through your purse. No struggle to remove your driver’s license out of that little plastic sleeve. No panic when you can’t get your board...
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February
28,
2019
Tampa International Airport is preparing for what promises to be an extremely busy spring break period, which officially begins next week, though the Airport is already seeing heavy traffic and an uptick in passenger numbers. Over the next six-week s...
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February
23,
2019
The Red Arrival and Departure lanes at Tampa International Airport are back to normal nightly operations after demolition of the old Airside D guideway and the Red Rental Garage finished early. The lanes were closed this month to overnight traffic, i...
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February
21,
2019
Beyond the SkyConnect station in the Main Terminal stood a 10-foot man with a wild Mohawk and electric guitar. He was a rocker on stilts and fit well with the ambiance of the Hard Rock Café. To the right, a dragon dancer bounced around in front of P....
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February
20,
2019
Just before dawn on Feb. 14, Tampa International Airport celebrated Spirit Airlines' first nonstop flight from Tampa to San Juan. The flights will operate daily and fares start around $85 one-way. Spirit, among TPA's fastest growing airlines, join...
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February
14,
2019
Tampa International Airport announced on Thursday that it would step up its enforcement of restricting non-service animals at the airport with an aim at reducing injuries to pets and people as well as enhancing cleanliness and sanitation at TPA. B...
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February
06,
2019
With the historic expansion now complete, Tampa International Airport has revived and reinvigorated its tour program, catering to all ages and interests. Whether you're a class of children curious about aviation, an art or history enthusiast, or simp...
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February
06,
2019
In the heart of Reykjavik, Icelandic artist Elva Hreiðardsdóttir sits alongside a streaming river as the river rocks wear down, taking a new shape and eventually changing the landscape before her. She sketches a rough image, snaps a photo of her surr...
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February
06,
2019
Beginning April 1, Lufthansa will expand its TPA-Frankfurt nonstop flights from four days weekly to six days, creating more flexibility in scheduling and serving more passengers during the high season. The added frequencies will be in place at least ...
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January
28,
2019
Music, food samples, character actors, performers and more are on tap for the Grand Opening celebration of Tampa International Airport’s 69 new shops and restaurants on Feb. 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. on the third floor of the airport’s Main Terminal. Admis...
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January
11,
2019
“New rental car center, 'SkyConnect' air tram unveiled at Tampa International Airport” (ABC Action News, Feb. 14): On Valentine’s Day, TPA finally opened to the public its state-of-the-art Rental Car Center and SkyConnect train system. TPA staff hand...
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2018
December
22,
2018
On a recent Saturday morning, a Delta A321 roared down Tampa International Airport’s Main Runway. Gathering speed, the captain gently lifted the aircraft’s nose to the sky. The front wheel gently lifted into the air. At that exact moment, 20 pointer ...
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