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Tampa International Airport

Tampa, Florida, USA

About Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA) is an international airport based in Hillsborough County, Florida. The airport opened in April 1971 and serves cities in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. The airport has an area of 3,300 acres, it owns three runways and has been applauded for its architecture and design of its central terminal. Tampa International Airport handles 19.6 million passengers per year and this will increase to 34 million in the coming years.

Tampa International is one of only two airports in the United States to accept regular flights to four Cuban cities: Camagüey, Havana, Holguín, and Santa Clara. The airport is the primary hub for Silver Airways and Southwest Airlines operates as a focus city for the airport and carries the airport's largest share of passengers, operating up to 121 daily flights. The airport is situated 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Downtown Tampa, Florida:


Tampa International Airport provides services to offer comfort and ease for its travellers. In total, the airport has 59 gates with food courts and gift shops throughout the terminals of the airport.

Facilities Include:

  • A wide range of shopping and dining shops are available from top restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops.
  • Free WiFi
  • Lockers
  • 24-hour food options
  • Mobile Charging
  • Spa and Massage
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Luggage Carts
  • ATMs
  • Currency Exchange

Lounges Include:

  • American Airlines Admirals Club (Airside, Gate 85): includes beverages, snacks, TV, WiFi, workstations and personal reservation assistance.
  • Delta Sky Club (Airside, Gate 68) Available facilities for members only include snacks, beverages, WiFi, TV, workstations and personal reservation assistance.
  • USO Lounge / Military Lounge: passengers can enjoy snacks, beverages, WiFi, TV, game stations, computers, children activities, quiet areas for naps and book and magazine library all for active military members in the US military and their families.


Tampa International Airport currently has three runways.


Tampa International Airport's Landside/Airside terminal was the first-ever of its type worldwide. The airport was the first airport around the world to deploy a fully automated, driver-free people mover system. The airport is very similar landside/airside terminal design used at Orlando International Airport. In total, the airport has four airside terminals.

Airside A

Airside A opened on March 1995 and has in total 16 gates, numbered 1-18. Airside A is used by the following airlines Alaska AirlinesJetBlueSilver AirwaysSpirit AirlinesSun Country Airlines and United Airlines

Airside C

Airside C is the largest airside by area. Opened in April 2005, it has in total 16 gates numbering from 30-45. This terminal serves its hub airline Southwest Airlines.

Airside E

Airside E opened on October 2002 and has in total 13 gates numbered 62-75. This terminal serves Air CanadaFrontier AirlinesDelta Air Lines and WestJet as well as Icelander Air for departures and Swift Air for seasonal charters.

Airside F

Airside F is opened on November 1987 and has in total 14 gates numbering from 76 to 90. This terminal serves Air TransatBritish AirwaysCayman AirwaysCopa AirlinesEdelweiss AirLufthansaNorwegian Air Shuttle and Swoop.

Airlines that fly to Tampa International Airport

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Contour Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Edelweiss Air, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Silver Airways, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Swoop, United Airlines, United Express, WestJet, Copa Airlines.

How to get to Tampa International Airport

By Road

There are a number of companies that provide taxicab service at Tampa International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply head outside of the baggage claim area. A taxi ride to downtown Tampa can take just 20 minutes.

By Public Transport

Tampa Airport is served by Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) bus route 30 which takes 17 minutes between the airport and Downtown Tampa and also SuperShuttle offers shared-ride, door-to-door shuttle service between the airport and destinations within Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties.

By Rental Car

Car rental services are available from a number of different car hire companies on-site and accessible with the SkyConnect train from the Main Terminal. Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, Thrifty, and more. The airport's car rental market is in the top five among all US Airports.

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