Tampa International Airport

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Tampa International Airport
Tampa International Airport - FL 10 May 2002.jpg
USGS aerial photo - 10 May 2002
Tampa International Airport is located in Florida
Tampa International Airport
Location of TPA
Airport type Public
Owner Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Serves Tampa, Florida
Elevation AMSL 26 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 27°58′32″N 082°32′0″W / 27.97556°N 82.533333°W / 27.97556; -82.533333Coordinates: 27°58′32″N 082°32′0″W / 27.97556°N 82.533333°W / 27.97556; -82.533333
Website www.TampaAirport.com
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 Passengers 16,645,765
Aircraft operations 279,183 (2,008)
Based aircraft 90 (2,008)
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPAICAO: KTPAFAA 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 main hub for Gulfstream International Airlines using the United Express brand. It is also the main aircraft and maintenance site for World Airways and North American Airlines.[3] Southwest Airlines carries the largest amount of TPA passengers. That airline 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 16,645,765 passengers in 2010. It is the 30th busiest airport by passengers moved[5] in North America.

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The following airlines serve Tampa International Airport:[6]

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