Tampa TPA Airport Overview

Tampa International Airport TPA serves Florida's West Coast, Hillsborough County & its City of Tampa.  It has been recognized as one of the best airports in the Nation by the world in global consumer surveys and is gateway to Florida's spectacular West Coast, as well to all of Florida's many attractions. It's newest rating puts TPA at number 6 among top 10-most loved airports.
TPA Airport is a mere five miles west of downtown Tampa, situated between West Hillsborough Avenue 580, the Veterans Expwy. 589, and Route 616, and offers direct connection to the W Courtney Campbell Causeway to Clearwater, to the I-275 south to St. Petersburgh & Bradenton & Saratoga, to I-275 north connecting to I-4 West to Orlando.

With three runways and an estimated 16.8M passengers annually, Tampa International Airport is served by major domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. 

1. Digital displays with approximate waiting times at security checkpoints are located at the Main Terminal's entrance to the airside shuttles.
2. TSA Pre-check & Global Entry is now available at Tampa Airport
3. Military Personnel:  For information about the new USO Tampa Bay facility,  e-mail info@usotampabay.org or call 727-389-3278
4. Passenger pickup/dropoff: Curbside parking is now only permitted for quick passenger loading.  You can use the Short-term garage (first hour free), or the free Cell Phone Waiting Lot .
5. For Passenger Paging call 813-870-8770

The on-Airport Marriott Hotel (tel. 1-800-2289290) is connected, at the shopping arcade, to the landside terminal on the transfer level, and offers first-rate amenities and a business center. 
Tampa International Airport has a ‘Landside Terminal’ with 4 Airside satellites A, C, E & F , connected by the monorail.

Future Airport Developments:  The Airport is to undertake a $1B upgrade project in order to extend the Main Terminal's life by adding phased impovements within the next 20 years, including general improvements within the Airport perimeter.  First phase of constructon is tentatively scheduled for completion by Oct. 2017.
1. Terminal expansion & enhancement work is to 'bump out' plaza decks, create outdoor seating & restaurants, expand hold areas; & replace some brickwalls with glass walls for more sunlight.  
2. A new consolidated rental car facility (CONRAC) near Airport entrance (with new people mover connecting to terminal) is to decongest airport roadways &  passenger loading/unloading areas. 


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TPA Delays: 15 mins or less.


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