(November 2, 2017) Wearing distinctive red or blue shirts and broad smiles, TPA’s volunteer ambassadors are the friendly faces in baggage claim who greet visitors to the Tampa Bay area, answering questions on everything from ground transportation to dining and entertainment options.
(November 2, 2017) While Sheila Welsh spent most of her life growing up and working in California, she always dreamed of moving to one of two places: Hawaii or Florida.
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(October 19, 2017) Last month, during the week that most of the Tampa Bay area was preparing for Hurricane Irma, an 81-year-old man walked up to Tampa International Airport Police Officer Luis Flores. He thought he was supposed to board a flight, only to find out he had the wrong date. He was stranded at TPA after he was dropped off by a friend who borrowed his car. He had no phone and no wallet, having left those in the car.
(October 19, 2017) A group of passengers gathered in Red Baggage Claim to retrieve their luggage. A man disappeared into the restroom and emerged with a handgun. He fired into the crowd. Chaos and screaming ensued. Victims dropped to the floor. Police and paramedics rushed to the scene.
(October 5, 2017) Frontier Airlines this week launches six of the 12 nonstop destinations the airline is bringing to Tampa International this year, including nonstop service to Colorado Springs – a new destination for TPA.
Frontier will celebrate the new service with fares as low as $29 at flyfrontier.com.
(September 26, 2017) Tampa International Airport today celebrated the grand opening of eight new shops and restaurants – the most since the airport’s concessions redevelopment program began in 2016.
The new concepts include New York New York Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Burger 21, Shades of Time and Dylan’s Candy Bar on Airside A; SPANX, The Body Shop and News Channel 8 opened on Airside C.
(October 4, 2017) Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Southwest Airlines ramp agent Adam Juriga has early memories of his father bringing him to Tampa International Airport to watch planes land and take off and take photos.
“I guess that’s when I got the ‘AvGeek’ bug,” Juriga said.
(September 19, 2017) - Those who know Airport Operations Manager Dave Nicewinter will not be surprised to learn that one of his early childhood career aspirations was to be a weatherman. As a boy growing up in a small, rural town in Pennsylvania, Dave loved spending time outdoors, watching rainstorms, fascinated with weather disasters and phenomena such as wildfires and tornadoes.