Tampa International Airport

Coordinates: 27°58′32″N 082°32′0″W / 27.97556°N 82.53333°W / 27.97556; -82.53333
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tampa International Airport
USGS aerial photo - 10 May 2002
    Tampa International Airport is located in Florida
    Tampa International Airport
    Tampa International Airport
    Location of TPA
Airport typePublic
OwnerHillsborough County Aviation Authority
ServesTampa, Florida
Elevation AMSL26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates27°58′32″N 082°32′0″W / 27.97556°N 82.53333°W / 27.97556; -82.53333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 6,999 2,133 Asphalt/Concrete
19L/1R 8,300 2,530 Asphalt/Concrete
19R/1L 11,002 3,353 Concrete
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 100 30 Asphalt
Statistics (2010)
Total Passengers16,645,765
Aircraft operations279,183 (2008)
Based aircraft90 (2008)

Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA, FAA LID: TPA) is a major airport to the west of Tampa. It is in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. This airport is owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.[1] It serves the Tampa Bay Area. Many good things have been said about the airport's architecture and Landside/Airside design. It has a central terminal ("landside") connected by people movers to gates that are not at the terminal ("airsides"). It was first designed in the late 1960s. The airport was known as Drew Field Municipal Airport until 1952.[2]

Tampa International Airport is a hub for Silver Airways. Southwest Airlines has a focus city at the Tampa International Airport. It used to be the main aircraft and maintenance site for World Airways and North American Airlines.[3] Southwest Airlines carries the largest amount of TPA passengers. Southwest has over 90 flights per day, when it is most busy.[4] The airport presently has 71 non-stop destinations. These include international service to Canada, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and to destinations throughout the Caribbean. The airport had 18,815,452 passengers in 2015. It is the 31st busiest airport by passengers moved in North America. [5]

Airlines[change | change source]

The following airlines serve Tampa International Airport:[6]

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 FAA Airport Master Record for TPA (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2009-05-07.
  2. "TPA | About TPA | DrDrew Field History". Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-21.
  3. "This domain was registered by Youdot.io". madduxpress.com.
  4. "The Southwest Airlines Community". www.southwestaircommunity.com.
  5. "Tampa International Airport ends FY2015 with highest passenger numbers since 2008 - Tampa International Airport". www.tampaairport.com.
  6. "Homepage - Tampa International Airport". www.tampaairport.com.