Tampa International Airport facts for kids
|Tampa International Airport|
|USGS aerial photo - 10 May 2002|
|IATA: TPA – ICAO: KTPA – FAA LID: TPA
|Owner||Hillsborough County Aviation Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||26 ft / 8 m|
|Aircraft operations||279,183 (2,008)|
|Based aircraft||90 (2,008)|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
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. 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.
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. Southwest Airlines carries the largest amount of TPA passengers. Southwest has over 90 flights per day, when it is most busy. 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.
The following airlines serve Tampa International Airport:
- Air Canada
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cayman Airways
- Copa Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- Eastern Air Lines
- Edelweiss Air
- Frontier Airlines
- JetBlue Airways
- Silver Airways
- Southwest Airlines (focus City)
- Spirit Airlines
- Sun Country Airlines
- Swift Air
- United Airlines
FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport.
Three planes parked at the terminal in 2014.
Images for kids
Delta Air Lines operations at Airside E.
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