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Tampa International Airport

Read on to discover Tampa International Airport's facilities and services that it has on offer, the best destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Tampa International Airport

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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.


Tampa International Airport Location

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


24-hour food options

Mobile Charging

Spa and Massage

Prayer Rooms

Luggage Carts


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 runway

Tampa International Airport currently has three runways. 


Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
10/28 6,999 2,133 Asphalt/Concrete
19L/1R 8,300 2,530 Asphalt/Concrete
19LR/1L 11,002 3,353 Concrete


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 Transat, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Swoop


Airlines that fly to Tampa International Airport

The table below consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from 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      

Top Destinations


The Most Popular Domestic Destinations


Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 1,037,360 Delta, Southwest, Spirit
2 Charlotte, North Carolina 454,600 American, Frontier
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 426,110 American, Frontier, Spirit, United
4 Newark, New Jersey 396,600 JetBlue, United
5 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 385,880 American, Spirit
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 360,280 American, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit
7 Detroit, Michigan 333,580 Delta, Spirit
8 Baltimore, Maryland 332,720 Southwest, Spirit
9 Denver, Colorado 326,580 Frontier, Southwest, United
10 Boston, Massachusetts 318,900 Delta, JetBlue, Spirit


The Most Popular International Destinations


Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Toronto–Pearson, Canada 304,850 Air Canada, WestJet
2 London–Gatwick, UK 136,142 British Airways
3 Frankfurt, Germany 112,394 Lufthansa
4 Havana, Cuba 107,682 Charters, Southwest
5 Zurich, Switzerland 47,812 Edelweiss
6 Panama City, Panama 42,568 Copa Airlines
7 Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 40,645 Cayman Airways
8 Montreal–Trudeau, Canada 21,524 Air Canada
9 Ottawa, Canada 17,830 Air Canada, WestJet
10 Halifax, Canada 15,738 Air Canada, WestJet

The most popular destinations from April 2018 - March 2019. Statistics from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

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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