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2020
September
10,
2020
| 18:02 PM Europe/Amsterdam
JetBlue Airways announced Thursday an expansion of its route map, which includes two new nonstop flights from TPA to Richmond, Va., and Cancun, Mexico. Service to the cities will begin Nov. 19 and the flights will be daily, subject to adjustments ...
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September
10,
2020
| 15:01 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport earlier this month debuted a new family-friendly amenity: Dedicated nursing rooms for traveling mothers. On Sept. 8, TPA opened three new nursing rooms, including locations in the Main Terminal, Airside E and F. Additio...
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September
08,
2020
| 16:19 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport saw a slight but significant uptick in Labor Day travelers over the long weekend, including its highest daily count since traffic plummeted in late March. Between Thursday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 7, more than 117,00...
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August
24,
2020
| 20:00 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Two named storms swirling in the Gulf this week serve as a fitting reminder that peak hurricane season is here and it could impact your travel plans. Hurricane season, which runs from June through November, typically peaks in mid-August through la...
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August
24,
2020
| 17:11 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Why do you wear a mask? Is it for your grandmother? Your brother? Your kids? If you're like some of our passengers, you might be wearing it to protect those around you or yourself - or maybe you're wearing it because the sign outside of the Airpor...
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August
21,
2020
| 18:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
It was a rainy Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18, when TPA Traffic Specialist, Regina Glenn, saw what she thought was a rat dodging cars on the Blue Arrivals drive. Traffic had finally slowed down after rain delays sent vehicles barrelling through the cu...
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August
20,
2020
| 16:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport is helping make the passenger experience smoother – and even more touch-free. Earlier this month, TPA unveiled the second of four banks of electronic gates that will help the Airport manage passengers heading to each ai...
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August
18,
2020
| 14:49 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Executive Vice President of Facilities Al Illustrato has announced his retirement from Tampa International Airport after more than three decades of service. Illustrato has been with the airport for 31 years and leaves as one of the highest-ranking...
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August
17,
2020
| 16:56 PM Europe/Amsterdam
There's something about waffle fries and a chicken sandwich before or after a flight – at least according to Tampa International Airport passengers.  Already the Airport’s busiest restaurant, guests can now get "mor chikin" with just a few clicks ...
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August
10,
2020
| 23:26 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The FAA has awarded Tampa International Airport with its very first Safety Mark of Distinction Award. This prestigious award recognizes exemplary achievements and initiatives that an airport has undertaken to promote operational safety. The FAA ha...
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August
10,
2020
| 17:56 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport's TSA team is now using a new, one-stop authentication tool to streamline passenger screening and eliminate the need to show multiple travel documents. The new Credential Authentication Technology units, known as CATs, ...
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August
04,
2020
| 16:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dampen travel plans, airlines have been cautious about returning service too quickly or too plentifully at airports across the globe. TPA’s available seats are down about 40 percent compared to this time last yea...
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August
04,
2020
| 15:24 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Airport’s friendly faces standing by with a smile to welcome arriving passengers have returned. Volunteer Ambassadors on June 29 resumed their duties of providing information and assistance at the baggage claim level. Volunteer Services Manage...
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July
27,
2020
| 22:08 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Visitors to Tampa International Airport can expect to see heavy roadway construction and detours in the coming months as part of an effort to upgrade to the Airport’s roadways. The work, which is scheduled to begin Aug. 2, involves replacing ten l...
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July
27,
2020
| 17:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
While COVID-19 continues to hamper global air travel, a new Tampa International Airport survey of more than 5,500 people from the region, the U.S. and abroad shows a glimmer of hope for future travel in a post-pandemic world. The survey shows that...
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July
23,
2020
| 22:21 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa Bay area couple Alison Herman and John Waterman were stuck across the country with a tiny dilemma. Two, actually. Their twins were born via surrogate in Utah 10 weeks prematurely on May 29, but the health risk of them traveling as a family v...
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July
20,
2020
| 17:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
UPDATE: Effective July 22, the Bahamian government has closed its borders to international commercial flights and commercial vessels from the United States. For more details, please visit the country's official reopening website. International com...
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July
17,
2020
| 17:22 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport has once again landed among America’s best airports, according to Travel & Leisure magazine. TPA claimed the #4 spot for 2020 in the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards survey, which asks Travel & Leisure readers t...
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July
16,
2020
| 20:40 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Alaska Airlines is adding two new ways to get to the West Coast from Tampa. Beginning Nov. 20, Alaska will offer daily nonstop flights between Tampa and Los Angeles and twice-weekly service to San Francisco as part of the airline’s efforts to conn...
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July
16,
2020
| 16:15 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As passengers mask up, maintain social distance and prepare for takeoff, miles and miles of touched escalator handrails disappear into the abyss somewhere far beyond the purview of the traveler’s eye. With TPA’s newest cleaning device, those handrail...
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July
14,
2020
| 15:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With Americans planning hundreds of millions of trips this summer, local and national governments and health agencies around the world are putting restrictions in place to keep their communities safe from COVID-19. Florida, in particular, is consider...
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July
13,
2020
| 22:40 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With a wall of monitors constantly flickering updates and an endless stream of phone calls, the large team inside TPA’s Airport Operations Center plays a vital role in keeping the Airport humming along. They also play a major role in communicating...
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July
07,
2020
| 14:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States, it brought aviation to a halt. With little interest in travel and vacations, commercial aviation has been slow to return even though TPA is doing better than many airports around the country. T...
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June
30,
2020
| 13:18 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Airlines are adding back more than 1,700 flights out of Tampa International Airport in July, significantly increasing service to existing destinations and reestablishing service to several cities that had been served prior to the pandemic. Keeping...
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June
26,
2020
| 15:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Angela Villavicencio and Gonzalo Martin have been together for 12 years, but Angela spent five of those in the U.S. waiting for Gonzalo to receive permission to leave Cuba.  Though they spent plenty of time apart, Gonzalo says the distance, while ...
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June
26,
2020
| 15:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
In accordance with a City of Tampa Executive Order, face coverings are now required for all at Tampa International Airport, including guests and passengers traveling through the terminals and facilities. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor set the city-wide o...
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June
26,
2020
| 15:26 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Update as of 7/6/2020: Travelers flying into Chicago from Florida are required to quarantine for a 14-day period. Travelers from Chicago to Florida are not required to self-quarantine. For the latest info, please visit this site. Travelers headed ...
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June
26,
2020
| 15:26 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Florida, city and county leaders around the Tampa Bay area are tightening safety restrictions and enacting ordinances requiring residents and visitors to wear face coverings or masks. Face masks or coverings may kee...
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June
26,
2020
| 15:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Partnering with Tampa International Airport as a woman- or minority-owned business just got easier with the launch of a new online Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)/Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business (ACDBE) certification application sys...
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June
19,
2020
| 16:38 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Here’s a look at five – okay, six – projects that will improve your trip through Tampa International Airport. Fresh new ticketing counters TPA is in the process of modernizing the dated ticketing counters on the Transfer Level, including all ba...
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