23:04 PM

Tampa International Airport suspends operations and closes airport due to Hurricane Ian

As planned, Tampa International Airport suspended all operations beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 due to Hurricane Ian, which continues to threaten the Tampa Bay region with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge.

The last passenger aircraft to depart was Delta flight 2790 heading to Atlanta, taking off shortly after 5 p.m.

While all commercial flights have ceased, some cargo and military aircraft may continue to arrive or depart on an emergency basis. The Airport – including the Main Terminal, Airsides, and parking garages – is closed to all passengers and visitors, with only employees considered to be “storm riders” remaining on Airport property to assist with operations, maintenance, communications and other essential on-site tasks.

Damage assessments will begin as soon as it is safe to do so. TPA will closely coordinate the reopening of the airport with its partners based on roadway safety, facility readiness, and staffing, and will share a date and time for reopening as soon as that is determined.

Important reminders:

  • Passengers should always check with their airlines for flight status updates, even after TPA reopens.
  • TPA is not a designated storm shelter and does not have the resources to shelter people or vehicles during a storm. For a list of open shelters in Hillsborough County, visit: https://hcflgov.net/staysafe
  • To get the latest operational updates, please follow @FlyTPA on Twitter.