Sunday, February 17, 2013
Future improvements include adding trains, moving the rental car facility and expanding terminals.
A new light rail train, expanded terminals and a new location for the rental car facility are among the changes that could come to Tampa International Airport in the coming years, an official told Pinellas County Commissioners on Tuesday. Joseph Lopano, Chief Executive Officer of Tampa International, laid out the plans at Tuesday's county commission meeting. In his presentation, Lopano said future build outs of the airport would mean TIA could easily support nearly 35 million passengers by the year 2041. He gave a similar rundown to Clearwater city leaders during a City Council work session meeting Feb. 4. In 2011, 16,732,051 passengers traveled through Tampa International. According to Lopano, the biggest issues at the airport now are …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Coming later this month, if you're picking someone up at Tampa International Airport, you won't be able to park and wait for them at baggage claim.
When officials at Tampa International Airport designed the cell-phone waiting lot, they hoped it would cut down on traffic congestion at the pick up area near baggage claim on the arrivals side of the airport. Even though the lot is complete with a giant board for flight information, wireless Internet access and restrooms, the congestion returned only a few weeks after the new waiting area was introduced. The days of sitting in your car for 20 minutes while your friends get their luggage are over. Starting Dec. 20, expect a new crackdown on that congestion near baggage claim. Officials say that if your passengers aren't already outside waiting for you, you will be asked to leave the area. Dr. Joseph Diaco, an airport board member, told …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Need to find out if your flight to the Northeast is grounded? Here are some resources to help you out.
As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make landfall in the Northeast, a number of flights to and from the Tampa Bay area are cancelled. Travelers are being advised to check on the status of their flights before they leave for Bay area airport such as Tampa International, Sarasota Bradenton and St. Petersburg/Clearwater. Here is a list of resources you can use to find out if your flight is grounded: To find out more about a departing, arriving or rescheduled flights, check directly with the airline you purchased your ticket from. Has your flight been grounded? Let us know where you were trying to go in the comments section.
The storm’s impending impact on the Northeast is affecting flights out of and into Tampa International Airport.
Just because Hurricane Sandy has passed the Tampa Bay area by doesn’t mean she’s not having an impact on the region. An estimated 76 cancelations have been logged at Tampa International Airport for Monday. Nearly half of those cancelations are departures, according to the Tampa Bay Times. TIA’s website has a simple message posted for travelers: Multiple flights to and from Tampa International Airport have been canceled for Monday, Oct. 29 due to Hurricane Sandy. Travelers should check with their airline before going to the airport. Sarasota Bradenton International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International airports have not posted Sandy-related messages for travelers on their websites. People flying out of these airports for destinations …