Employee Spotlight: Elio Avila

(June 7, 2018) As the Senior Branch Manager of Sixt, one of the newest rental car companies to join Tampa International Airport, Elio Avila remembers the excitement of watching the new Rental Car Center being constructed last year. Now, he feels like he’s in one of the best facilities in the country with one of the best staffs he’s ever worked with since joining the rental car business at age 18. Elio Avila

Restaurant Week 2018

Tampa Bay Restaurant Week 2018 is almost here and Tampa International Airport’s restaurants, for the first time, will play a starring role in the culinary adventure with special three-course prix fixe menus. Four green fields-website

Employee Spotlight - Brian Washburn

(May 16, 2018) As Senior Manager of Airfield Operations, Brian Washburn works with a team that handles everything from the terminal and airfield inspection programs, gate assignments, cargo logistics, wildlife management, noise abatement and ensuring operations run smoothly during runway closures due to maintenance and/or construction. Brian Washburn

Former Ethiopian refugee and business owner finds opportunity at TPA

(May 11, 2018) When Brook Negusei left his home country of Ethiopia at age 17, he didn’t have much choice of where he landed in the United States. As a refugee fleeing a country under what he felt was a repressive political climate, he felt fortunate to be sponsored by Lutheran Ministries of Florida and placed in Tampa. Brook Negusei

Polish airport representatives visit TPA to talk noise

(May 3, 2018) Across the globe, aircraft noise is a growing issue among homeowners, airports and communities. So when officials representing Poznań–Ławica Airport in Poland visited Tampa International Airport on April 18 to learn more about best practices in handling noise abatement and community outreach, TPA was happy to share its experiences, challenges and successes. Polish visit on noise issues

Employee Spotlight: Kerri-Lyn Francis, Terminal Getaway Spas

(May 3, 2018) A typical day for Kerri-Lyn Francis goes down like this: Wake up around 3:30 a.m., get her South Tampa massage and wellness clinic open before the first client arrives at 5 a.m., treat clients and do administrative work until about 2 or 2:30, then head to Tampa International Airport, where she’s a joint venture partner of Terminal Getaway Spas, TPA’s new massage and nail spas at each of the airsides. Kerri Lyn Francis

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

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