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TPA going daily with airside access program for non-flying guests

Want to visit Tampa International Airport’s new post-security shops, restaurants, bars and spas, but you don’t have an airline ticket?

We’ve got you covered.

Beginning on Jan. 18, the Airport is expanding the TPA All Access program from Saturdays only to daily, allowing non-flying guests access to the Airport’s airside terminals every day of the week.

More than 1,700 visitors have taken advantage of the program since its launch in May, using passes for plane watching, spending a few extra minutes with loved ones at their gates, and, of course, enjoying one of the airport’s top-notch restaurants and bars, such as Cigar City Brewery, Ulele, Columbia Restaurant, Four Green Fields and the only Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Florida.

“This airport belongs to the Tampa Bay community, and our All Access program is one way of making sure as many people as possible can experience all it has to offer,” said Airport CEO Joe Lopano.

Participating guests must sign up in advance and are subject to the same security screening regulations as passengers boarding a plane.

For more information or to sign up, go to TPAallaccess.com.

Plan your visit by checking out the TPA shopping and dining guide.