TPA innovates with new remote bag check

(May 1, 2018) Checking your luggage has never been easier at Tampa International Airport. Remote Bag Check

Since opening at TPA on Feb. 14, the Airport’s new remote bag check service has surpassed all expectations and has quickly become a popular amenity for many guests passing through the new Rental Car Center.

From Desk to 5K On the Runway, TPA employee finds inspiration

(May 2, 2018)  When Stephanie Pierce joined the Aviation Authority’s Desk to 5K group a few months ago, her main goal was simply to be more active. The TPA Business Diversity Manager had a gym membership she barely used, was more of a walker than a jogger and she realized she spent a lot of time sitting in meetings and at her desk. stephanie pierce

Employee Spotlight - Kathie Taube

(April 18, 2018) Growing up in her hometown of tiny Homer, New York (population 6,405 as of the 2010 U.S. Census), Kathie Taube decided to major in Zoology while attending the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Kathie Taube

“I wanted to swim with Shamu, but that didn’t quite happen,” she said.

Tampa International Airport sees record passenger numbers

(April 16, 2018) Tampa International Airport served a record 2,192,602 passengers in March, making it the busiest single month in Airport history. Busy airport photo

The record beat the previous high set in March 2017 by 213,358 passengers – a 10.8 percent jump – and wraps up a busy first six months of fiscal year 2018.

TPA creates connections at Buyer-Supplier Connect 2018 outreach

(April 5, 2018) When Kerrick Williams heard about Tampa International Airport’s Buyer-Supplier Connect Outreach event, he knew it would be worth his time to attend. As a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified owner of a local photography and video production company, he had attended similar TPA-hosted outreach efforts in the past and made connections that led to new clients. Buyer-Supplier Connect 2018

Employee Spotlight - James Tarro

(April 5, 2018) If it’s on a screen, lights up, makes sound or displays digital info anywhere throughout Tampa International Airport, there’s a good chance James Tarro had a hand in it. As TPA’s Audio/Visual Support Technologist, he’s responsible for keeping guests informed, making sure presentations go smoothly and troubleshooting when things go awry. James Tarro

“It’s a really fun job,” Tarro said. “I get to play with the best of technology.”

Flying through Airside C just got a little bit more scrumptious.

(April 3, 2018) Late last month, Tampa International Airport opened a new PDQ and Burger 21 on the airside, bringing two new fast-food joints to TPA’s busiest airside. PDQ

With everything from crafted burgers (think ahi tuna and Korean BBQ) to freshly made chicken tenders with a wide variety of homemade sauces, these two concepts give Southwest and Frontier passengers a whole new reason to fly.

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