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All about: Tampa Bay Airport

Tampa Bay International Airport, or TPA, spans 11 kilometres and offers flight destinations both within the continental United States and to several international destinations. This article will help you to learn all about Tampa Bay Airport.

Overview

General information Tampa Bay Airport was known as Drew Field Municipal Airport until 1952. It is owned by the Hillsborough County Transportation Authority. TPA architecture, spacing and general layout have been praised by many airport architects. In 2010, Tampa Bay airport was the 30th busiest airport in North America. Its premier location to St. Petersburg and beautiful Tampa Bay make it a busy place. In all, there are 90 air-crafts based at the airport for the year of 2011.

Flights and airlines

Airlines Southwest Airlines represents the largest amount of TPA passengers. The airport also is a hub for Gulfstream International Airlines. Other airlines with large number of routes out of TPA include Delta Airlines, AirTran Airways and JetBlue Airways. Flight routes The top flight routes out of TPA from May 2010 through April 2011 were Tampa to Atlanta flights, Tampa Bay to Charlotte flights and Tampa to Philadelphia flights. The airport has a total of 71 non-stop flight routes, which include London, Mexico and Canada destinations. WestJet is the best airline for flying from Tampa to Canada. Tampa Bay to Caribbean flights are also available.

Airport facilities

Parking There is a parking garage for Tampa Bay Airport short-term parking that is near the airport entrance. There is also a long-term parking garage at TPA and an economy parking garage at Tampa Bay Airport. Free ground transportation is available from these long-term garages. Amenities Wireless Internet, passenger paging, shuttle services, touch screen information, kiosks and a bunch of eateries and restaurant bars are all available in the airport. The landslide terminal Level one is for baggage claim and customs and immigration, level two is for ticketing and level three is for transfers. Express elevators and escalators are available to make traffic more efficient. There are four current air-sides that account for nearly 90 gates. Another terminal, the North Terminal, is in construction.

Other information

Customer service The customer service at Tampa Bay Airport has received good reviews. The staff is especially helpful if you are arriving in Tampa Bay and don't know what to do. Information on Tampa Bay car hire and hotels near the Tampa airport can all be found out easily by just going up to a service counter. Tampa Bay Airport car rentals are cheaper if they are arranged via an airline miles plan. Tampa nearby airport hotels are also cheaper if they are arranged via an airline miles plan. Website Tampaairport.com

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