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2020
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
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
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
| 22:39 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
| 16:27 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
| 17:53 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
| 16:57 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
| 17:52 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
| 17:37 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
| 17:34 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
| 18:27 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
| 17:08 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
| 18:00 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
| 17:56 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
| 17:00 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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