Employee Spotlight - MaryEllen Lee

(July 5, 2017) Growing up in Tampa with her parents and eight siblings, MaryEllen Lee dreamed of one day being a flight attendant. But there were stringent requirements for stewardesses at the time and she was too short to make the cut. MaryEllen Lee

Employee Spotlight - Gail McCluskey

(June 22, 2017) As a teenager growing up in Toledo, Ohio, Gail McCluskey overheard a friend talking about her vacations in Florida and thought it sounded interesting. Just before turning 18, she packed up a few belongings, walked out the door with $32 in her pocket and hitchhiked her way down to the Sunshine State. Gail McCluskey

Employee Spotlight - Zydrunas “Z” Rackauskas

(June 1, 2017) Raised in Lithuania by his mother and grandmother, Zydrunas Rackauskas – who goes by Z – had a competitive spirit and a drive to see the world beyond his small country. He began playing basketball at age 8, and ten years later after finishing high school, the 6-foot-5 young man was faced with two choices in Lithuania: college studies or professional basketball. Z Rackauskas

Employee Spotlight - Lisa Assetta

(May 18, 2017) As a young, single mother of a 4-year-old daughter with only some college studies behind her and a little work experience, Lisa Assetta was on her own and desperate for a job. She heard about a secretary position at a water softener company in the small town of Ashland, Ohio, and finagled her way into an interview, where she had to practically beg for the chance to prove herself. Lisa Assetta

Tampa International Airport logs its busiest spring break in airport history

Tampa International Airport had its busiest March and April in airport history, beating its previous record from 2007 by more than 50,000 passengers in the two months combined. In March, Tampa International Airport’s busiest month, TPA served 1,979,244 passengers, and in April, the airport served 1,799,519 passengers, bringing the two-month total to nearly 3.8 million passengers.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker named the 2017 Tony Jannus Award recipient

(May 9, 2017) The Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society and Tampa International Airport announced last week American Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker as the recipient of the 2016 Tony Jannus Award. The Society and TPA representatives made the announcement May 9 at a press conference held at Tampa International Airport. Jeannie Driscoll AA

HCAA Board approves Phase 2 budget amendment

(May 4, 2017) The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $132.4 million budget amendment allowing initial work to begin on Phase 2 of the Master Plan later this year. Red curbside at TPA

Employee Spotlight - Clayton Lackey

(May 4, 2017) Year after year, Tampa International Airport enjoys the community love and media attention that comes from being ranked among the top three U.S. airports by Condé Nast, TripAdvisor, CNN, Airports Council International and other publications and surveys. Clayton Lackey

TPA launches Zika awareness campaign in advance of summer travel

Summer is almost here. For Florida, that means more travelers, more heat, more rain … and more mosquitoes.

Tampa International Airport, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is doing its part to help prevent the transmission of Zika, a virus spread primarily through mosquito bites. Zika outbreaks are happening all over the world, including parts of Florida and areas to which we have direct flights. TPA is launching a Zika awareness campaign to help prevent the spread of Zika among our travelers and our community.

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