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By the Numbers: Tampa International Airport reopens after Hurricane Ian

Tampa International Airport resumed commercial flights at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30. The Airport suspended operations as it was threatened by Hurricane Ian, which eventually turned south away from Tampa Bay.

Maintenance crews, operations staff, concessionaire workers and more labored to reopen terminals and services. While service was a bit curtailed as airlines and flights got back up to speed, travelers were greeted with mostly open shops and amenities upon their return.

Here’s a look at some key statistics from last week:


The total number of commercial flights Friday, the day the Airport resumed operations at 10 a.m. The Airport normally has about 400 operations per day.


The number of the Delta flight that was first to depart TPA on Friday, heading to Raleigh-Durham International Airport at 11:41 a.m.


The estimated number of passengers that were expected to fly Friday. Passenger traffic on a normal day would be double that.


The number of flights canceled due to Hurricane Ian last week.


The approximate number of passengers who were affected by TPA’s closure. The majority were rebooked on new flights, though some find other means of transportation or canceled their plans altogether.

$2 million

The estimated economic impact resulting from TPA suspending its operations for 2½ days.