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2020
July
02,
2020
| 08:52 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With the whirl of twin propellers, international flights returned to Tampa on Thursday following more than two months of suspended flights as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Silver Airways Flight 62 to Nassau, Bahamas marks the firs...
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June
30,
2020
| 01:18 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
| 03:27 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
| 03:26 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
| 03:26 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
17,
2020
| 01:10 AM Europe/Amsterdam
The consequences for failing to properly wear a face mask vary by airline but could include suspension of flying privileges. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines will soon im...
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June
15,
2020
| 10:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
After weathering one of the steepest drops in the industry’s history, Tampa International Airport is starting to see passenger numbers steadily climb back up. Now, with two months of sustained growth, there’s reason for optimism that TPA is headed...
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June
15,
2020
| 04:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport’s shops and restaurants are reopening, and in true Tampa form, the first one back is a bar designed to look like a pirate ship. On Wednesday, June 10, TPA reopened Gasparilla Bar, on Airside F. The reopening comes af...
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June
09,
2020
| 05:53 PM Europe/Amsterdam
With its popular 5K on the Runway canceled and the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority facing a 97 percent drop in business due to COVID-19, Tampa International Airport’s United Way Suncoast giving campaign felt a little deflated compared to previ...
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June
04,
2020
| 04:57 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The impacts of COVID-19 can be felt throughout the travel and tourism industry – and Tampa International Airport is no exception. As part of an effort to mitigate these effects, the Airport on Thursday presented a plan to defer or delete roughly $...
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June
02,
2020
| 05:52 PM Europe/Amsterdam
While there’s been lots of emphasis of terminal safety in light of COVID-19, airfield safety still remains a top priority at Tampa International Airport. One of the Airport’s latest airfield projects, the Airside Apron Service Road, is being descr...
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June
02,
2020
| 05:37 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Passenger traffic continues to slowly rise at TPA and airports across the nation, and several of those airports now have readiness plans in place to keep people distanced, keep employees masked and keep the facilities sanitized to prevent the spread ...
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May
29,
2020
| 05:34 PM Europe/Amsterdam
As the Airport's Marketing Media Producer, Angelo was behind the scenes of all things TPA before Google was even a thing, and has seen it all, from three CEOs to lots and lots (and lots) of construction and upgrades. His favorite part of the job: ...
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May
26,
2020
| 06:27 PM Europe/Amsterdam
While it’s a stretch to call it “busy,” Tampa International Airport saw a marked increase in Memorial Day weekend passengers, passing the 10,000 mark for the first time since early March. On the Monday holiday, TPA had approximately 13,000 passengers...
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May
26,
2020
| 05:08 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When it comes to hurricane planning, Tampa International Airport has a simple philosophy: Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. Under normal circumstances, it’s a massive undertaking that involves coordinating a workforce of thousands spread ...
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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
| 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
| 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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