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2022
May
10,
2022
| 17:54 PM Europe/Amsterdam
It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare: An beloved animal that runs off and gets lost in an unfamiliar place.That’s exactly what happened to Rocky, a Chihuahua mix who arrived to TPA on a flight from Puerto Rico on May 6. When Rocky’s family came to ...
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May
03,
2022
| 18:13 PM Europe/Amsterdam
 Just in time for summer, Tampa International Airport and Frontier Airlines on Tuesday announced they will launch three new international flights to Punta Cana and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, Montego Bay in Jamaica, and a fourth new U.S....
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May
02,
2022
| 17:46 PM Europe/Amsterdam
It’s back!After last year’s successful inaugural fundraiser that resulted in more than $16,000 going to the United Way Suncoast, the Voice of TPA contest is returning this month.Tampa International Airport is again offering one lucky winner a once-in...
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April
19,
2022
| 04:10 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Per the TSA’s removal of its federal mask mandate, masks are now optional at Tampa International Airport, effective immediately. Passengers, employees and guests are no longer required to wear masks or face coverings in any of the facilities or termi...
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April
18,
2022
| 20:17 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Bright green grass, perfectly manicured, and vibrant foliage greet you on the drive into Tampa International Airport. Large, lush planters can be seen throughout the Main Terminal and Airsides.Beautifying the Airport is a big job. And an important on...
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April
12,
2022
| 15:35 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport’s main runway is about to get a major makeover—and not just the cosmetic kind. Beginning April 20, runway 1L/19R on the west side of the Airport will close completely for 45 days as crews begin some important improvements ...
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April
12,
2022
| 15:28 PM Europe/Amsterdam
When we think of public safety heroes, police officers, firefighters and paramedics are among the first that come to mind. But behind each emergency situation, there is often a call for help or a dispatcher who must clearly and accurately get emergen...
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April
04,
2022
| 20:25 PM Europe/Amsterdam
After a two-year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, TPA’s largest community fundraising event - the 5K on the Runway - returned on April 2, raising $82,033 for United Way Suncoast. This year’s theme: From heart to sole, we’re lacing up and giving back. Pro...
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March
29,
2022
| 15:06 PM Europe/Amsterdam
In an effort to ensure that the public stays informed about the Airport’s 2022 Master Plan Update (MPU) process and progress, TPA will host the first of three public meetings on Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority...
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March
25,
2022
| 15:49 PM Europe/Amsterdam
TPA has long been known for its intuitive design, speedy lines and convenience. Now, the Airport has an exciting new signature feature: a 21-foot flamingo sculpture in the center of the Main Terminal.The giant bird’s head, neck and legs are now in pl...
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March
22,
2022
| 19:20 PM Europe/Amsterdam
On March 19, Aviation enthusiasts from Tampa Bay came together to support Women in Aviation at the first ever GALA event. The GALA, which stands for Girls Achieving Leadership in Aviation, was organized to raise funds to provide scholarships to young...
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March
10,
2022
| 19:04 PM Europe/Amsterdam
The Transportation Security Administration has extended the mask directive for airports and aircraft for one more month, according to a TSA statement released today. The Security Directive will remain in place until April 18 as the CDC works with gov...
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March
10,
2022
| 15:44 PM Europe/Amsterdam
This morning, Airports Council International announced that Tampa International Airport has been ranked #1 in its annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards among North American airports with 15-25 million passengers for calendar year 2021. TPA was ...
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March
07,
2022
| 19:07 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Historically, women make up just six percent of the pilot workforce, a staggeringly uneven statistic for the aviation industry. Female pilots, simply put, are rare.Enter Taylor Montgomery, who has been making her mark in the air space and aims to ins...
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March
07,
2022
| 18:37 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Looking to take your travel game to the next level? Here are five travel hacks to get the best possible experience along your journey through TPA.  ...
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March
03,
2022
| 02:43 AM Europe/Amsterdam
After a two-year hiatus, Edelweiss Air was a welcome sight as it landed its first Airbus A340 in Tampa Wednesday evening, marking the return of the nonstop service between Tampa and Zurich, Switzerland.Edelweiss Air’s CEO and other executives arrived...
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March
01,
2022
| 04:17 AM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport’s official spring break travel season begins this upcoming weekend, and if recent passenger numbers are any indication, this could be among the busiest on record.Over the past several days, TPA has seen passenger counts th...
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February
22,
2022
| 15:44 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Those looking for a career in aviation now have a brand new way to break into the industry without breaking the bank.Avionica USA, in affiliation with the University of Central Florida’s Continuing Education Program, opened up its newest campus with ...
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February
17,
2022
| 23:33 PM Europe/Amsterdam
TPA’s new Blue Express Curbsides have enhanced the passenger journey by allowing those without checked bags to skip the ticketing or baggage claim level and head straight to their gate or to a less congested curbside. Both departing or arriving passe...
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February
01,
2022
| 15:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Like many kids, Marcus Walton loved computer games. But it was one program he discovered that would spark a lifelong fascination with aviation. “One of my childhood neighbors had Microsoft Flight Simulator on his computer,” remembers Walton. “That’s ...
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January
25,
2022
| 03:29 AM Europe/Amsterdam
The noises, the crowds, the lights, the signage, the enclosed spaces … all of these things can be overwhelming to travelers who have autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy or other conditions known as “hidden disabilities.”In recent years, ...
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January
18,
2022
| 13:02 PM Europe/Amsterdam
This Wednesday, Verizon and AT&T plan to enable their new 5G wireless broadband technology, which prompted the FAA earlier this month to issue a series of restriction notices to airports across the country, including Tampa International Airport. Acco...
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January
11,
2022
| 16:10 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Imagine you’re by yourself, traveling with small children and you start getting sick—really sick. That was the case for a single mom on her way through Tampa International Airport last year. With her crying kids in tow, she was directed to the Travel...
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January
04,
2022
| 16:21 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Tampa International Airport visitors may notice a new splash of color at a freshly installed Florida Watercolor Society exhibit, which is part of the organization's 50th anniversary celebration.A collection of watercolors by Florida artists went on d...
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January
03,
2022
| 21:57 PM Europe/Amsterdam
It’s the first week of January and optimism is brimming at TPA. With many cautiously returning to travel, and a better understanding of the pivots and challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Airport is looking ahead to many fun ad...
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2021
December
28,
2021
| 21:11 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Help for travelers in need will continue to be available at TPA, thanks in part to a generous donation from Signature Flight Support.The FBO presented a check for $10,000 Monday to fund the airport’s Travelers Aid booth through 2022.The Crisis Center...
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December
28,
2021
| 17:39 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Airport operations specialist Jordan Gottlieb spends plenty of time around the runways of TPA. He’s seen every type plane from each airline that takes off and lands here.But on a recent Friday, Dec. 17, there was an extra excitement in the air.Jordan...
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December
21,
2021
| 14:46 PM Europe/Amsterdam
Need to check someone off your gifting list? Looking for something for the person who has everything? Is someone on your list obsessed with Tampa Bay like we are? We’ve got you covered with four last minute gift ideas that feel like Tampa Bay....
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December
17,
2021
| 00:22 AM Europe/Amsterdam
With a water salute welcome for the American flag-waving crew, Eurowings Discover landed its first U.S. flight at Tampa International Airport during sundown Thursday evening, introducing Lufthansa Group's new leisure airline to the country. TPA offic...
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December
14,
2021
| 17:15 PM Europe/Amsterdam
A bright orange glow lit up the sky around Tampa International Airport Thursday as members of TPA’s highly specialized ARFF Team (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Facility) worked to put out a simulated plane crash fire.The exercise involved lighting a ...
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