Newsroom - Tampa International Airport

2019
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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November
28,
2018
Sixteen years ago, Frontier Airlines came to Tampa International Airport with one route – a nonstop hop to Denver, Colorado. Now the airline serves 19 markets and more than 1 million passengers a year at TPA, making it the airport’s fastest growing a...
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November
28,
2018
Tampa International airport is expecting a busy holiday travel season, already posting record passengers numbers during the Thanksgiving period, which saw a 9.5 percent increase over the same period last year. Here are some tips for both passengers a...
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November
19,
2018
As families and friends around the country make travel plans to connect with loved ones, Tampa International Airport is gearing up for what is expected to be its busiest holiday travel season on record. During the next several days, TPA is projecting...
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November
01,
2018
With excited departing passengers waiting at the gate, Tampa International Airport’s first Norwegian Airlines Dreamliner made its landing at TPA the night of Halloween, making for a special treat to fans of the red-nosed livery. The Airline, which wi...
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October
15,
2018
Tampa International Airport closed Fiscal Year 2018 after logging 21,013,788 passengers – an all-time record for TPA and the Airport’s first time surpassing the 20 million mark. The number represents a 9.3 percent increase over the previous yea...
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October
11,
2018
Keeping up with demand for the popular route, United Airlines will increase its Tampa-San Francisco service from one flight a day to twice daily service beginning June 6, 2019. The schedule of the additional frequency will give Tampa passengers...
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September
20,
2018
Weeknights at 11 p.m., when most people in Florida are snug in their beds or chilling out to late night TV, dozens of workers report for duty at the Tampa International Airport north cargo building.  Not long ago, the building sat vacant and...
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August
22,
2018
(August 22, 2018) As reporters, employees and curious passengers gathered in the Main Terminal SkyConnect atrium on Aug. 22, the buzz was fueled by the sight of fresh tulips, stroopwafels and bicycles near the stage where a big announcement was...
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August
10,
2018
(August 8, 2018) Frontier Airlines today announced it will launch seasonal service from Tampa International Airport to six new cities this winter: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Syracuse, N.Y.; Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Portland, ...
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August
01,
2018
With a Cannon t3i in her hand and a grin spanning cheek to cheek, Kelsey Jackson crouches near Taxiway J to capture Spirit Airline’s bright yellow livery as it roars into the clouds. The Ruskin resident credits her favorite airline, Spirit, for...
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July
19,
2018
Coming from high schools in Hillsborough and Pasco counties, 7 students are spending six weeks of their summer at Tampa International Airport to learn about airport careers and the wide world of aviation. The Airport Management and Internship Program...
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July
19,
2018
(July 19, 2018) Citing outstanding outreach efforts and high woman- and minority-owned business participation in concessions and construction, the Federal Aviation Authority presented Tampa International Airport with the 2018 Civil Rights Advoc...
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July
18,
2018
  (July 18, 2018) Tampa International Airport, local lawmakers and transit enthusiasts gathered on July 13 to celebrate another milestone in regional connectivity: the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s first seven-day-a-...
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July
18,
2018
  (July 17, 2018) This week, Airports Council International World, a global aviation trade association representing the world’s airport authorities, named Tampa International Airport as the only North American airport inducted into t...
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July
03,
2018
(July 3, 2018) Spirit Airlines to Asheville and Greensboro. Frontier airlines to Greenville-Spartanburg. Sun Country to Madison, Dallas-Ft. Worth and St. Louis. An exciting new international carrier to London.  In the month of June alone, Ta...
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