St Petersburg - Clearwater Airport

St Petersburg - Clearwater Airport PIE

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Airport Overview

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is a public/military airport in Pinellas County, Florida. It is owned by Pinellas County.

PIE Airport is right on the northeast municipal boundary of Pinellas Park, 9 miles (14 km) north of downtown St. Petersburg, 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Clearwater, and 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Tampa.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • In 2009, the airport completed a US$22 million renovation, including, among other things, larger gates, new plumbing, and building passenger jet bridges.
  • In 2014, St. Pete-Clearwater Airport showed double-digit growth and handled more than one million passengers, setting a record.
  • The airport uses "Tampa Bay The Easy Way" as an advertising slogan and "Fly2PIE" in reference to its three-letter IATA and FAA codes.
  • PIE Airport covers an area of 1900 acres (769 ha) at an elevation of 11 feet (3 m).

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are advised to arrive 2 hours before a domestic flight departure, and 3 hours before an international flight departure.
  • To enjoy a hassle-free security process, make sure to read all the guidelines before you visit the airport.
  • Don’t forget to carry a photo identification document, boarding pass, etc.
  • Before heading to the PIE Airport to board a flight, please refer to its airport map here.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be picked up and dropped-off at the curbside.
  • If you have to wait for the arriving passengers, the airport has a free Cell Phone Lot (located by the Air Traffic Control Tower) where you can wait until your party is ready to be picked up curbside.

Flight Status

  • The Arriving flight status provides St. Pete-Clearwater Airport arrival times, gate info., delays, and time to land.
  • The Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, flight delays, departure times, gate information, and map tracking.
  • Book a flight at PIE here, to get the best fares.

Airport Terminals

St. Petersburg–Clearwater International Airport has one terminal with two gate areas, known as A-Side & B-Side.

A-Side has gates 1-6

B-Side has gates 7-12

Gates 1 & 12 are Arrivals Only gates, with gate 1 exiting into the Ticketing A lobby and gate 12 exiting into the baggage claim.

For more information, please refer to the PIE Airport Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

Two airlines are served at St. Petersburg–Clearwater International Airport - Allegiant Air and Sunwing Airlines.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

It is one of the most convenient parking options at PIE Airport. No overnight parking is permitted here.

Rates:

$2.00 First Hour

$1.00 for each additional 20 minutes

$18.00 Daily Maximum

Long-Term Parking

If you want to park for a long duration, this is an ideal parking option.

Rates:

$2.00 First Hour

$1.00 for each additional 20 minutes

$12.00 Daily Maximum

Ground Transport

Passengers can choose among a variety of options for ground transportation after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, rentals, airport shuttles, etc. In addition to this, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Taxis, and Lyft.

Car Rentals

The on-site Car Rental Counters at St. Pete-Clearwater Airport are located in the Baggage Claim area. Some of the renowned providers are Alamo, National, Avis, etc.

Taxis & Shuttles

Taxi and shuttle transportation services are located outside of Baggage Claim in the Ground Transportation lot. Some nearby hotels offer shuttle service and pick up in the Ground Transportation lot.

Amenities & Services

To make your stay awesome, St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Massage bars, and shoeshine stations.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.

Contact Information

Address: 14700 Terminal Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33762, USA

Website: http://www.fly2pie.com

Contact: info@flypie.com

Phone: (727) 453 7800

St. Pete Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In March 1941 Construction of the airport at its present site started.
  • After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the airport was acquired by the United States Army Air Forces, which used it as a military flight training base assigned to the Third Air Force.
  • In 1994, To commemorate the airport's vital role during that conflict, a plaque was dedicated at the airport terminal by the P-51 Fighter Pilots Association and Brigadier General James H. Howard, who was the only European Theater fighter pilot to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II and later served as the last wartime base commander of Pinellas Army Airfield.
  • In the 1950s, several airlines served both PIE and Tampa International Airport, including Delta Air Lines, Eastern Air Lines, National Airlines, and Northwest Airlines.
  • In September 2006, Allegiant Air announced scheduled service from St. Petersburg-Clearwater to cities in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

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St Petersburg - Clearwater Airport Q&A

Generally, no, these are secured areas. Airlines can authorize a gate pass for an individual picking up an unaccompanied minor or for others that may need additional assistance only when the TSA checkpoint is open.
Yes, free Wi-Fi is available, identified as “Public Access”. A wireless use policy appears which must be accepted and may be followed by a survey.
The airport has a Visitor Information Booth in Baggage Claim stocked with local information, maps, and guides. It is staffed part-time by airport volunteers.

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