Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Tampa, FL, United States
Time ZoneGMT -5:00
Tampa International Airport is an international airport located 6 miles west of Downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. It has been praised for its architecture and Landside/Airside design of a central terminal connected by people movers to four satellite terminals. The airport was named one of 10 Best Airports in the World for 2016 by Conde Nast Traveler, and was ranked first in the United States and seventh in the world for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power in 2017.
Tampa International Airport is the busiest airport in the state of Florida and the second-busiest airport in the United States by passenger traffic. It is also the busiest airport in the United States by international passenger traffic and the busiest airport in the world by cargo traffic. The airport is served by over two dozen airlines, with service to destinations throughout North America, Central America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean.
In 2017, Tampa International Airport served more than 20 million passengers and handled 463,323 aircraft movements. The airport is a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines and is the primary operating base for Southwest Airlines and Virgin Airlines. The airport is also a major international cargo hub for FedEx and UPS.
The airport has four main runways and two crosswind runways and is extensively equipped with instrument landing systems and lighting. It also has a maintenance facility capable of servicing and repairing large aircraft, and an on-site U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility.
Tampa International Airport is home to two passenger terminals: the Main Terminal and the Airside Terminal. The Main Terminal houses ticketing, baggage claim, and the airport’s administrative offices, while the Airside Terminal contains the airport’s four concourses, which are connected by a network of people movers.
The airport is served by a network of highways, including Interstate 275, which runs from St. Petersburg to downtown Tampa, and Interstate 4, which connects Tampa to Orlando. The airport is also served by several bus routes, including the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority’s (HART) Route 300, which runs between the airport and downtown Tampa, and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s (PSTA) Route 19, which runs between the airport and St. Petersburg.
In addition to its commercial operations, Tampa International Airport is also a hub for general aviation and is home to several flight schools and fixed-base operators. The airport also has a large on-site rental car facility and is served by several off-site hotel shuttles.
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