Aviation History & Career Presentations

For students with an interest in aviation history or careers in the aviation industry, we offer the Aviation History Program*.

Our experienced, professional Guest Services team members will come to your classroom and provide a 30-minute presentation tailored to the students’ academic level on the topic of your choice, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Airport Administration

Chief Executive Officer – Joe Lopano

Joseph Lopano, Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 22287
Tampa, FL 33622-2287
PH: (813) 870-8701, F: (813) 875-6670

Aviation Authority Chief Executive Officer Joseph W. Lopano reports to the Board of Directors.

Airfield Tours

Due to ongoing construction, Airfield Tours have been discontinued through 2017. Please consider a Self-Guided Tour.

The Airfield Tour Program is an opportunity to see Tampa International Airport like you’ve never seen it before.

From our 20-passenger mini-bus, watch for arriving and departing aircraft as we drive along the airport service roads where you’ll learn about:

Online Newsroom

Welcome to the official online newsroom of Tampa International Airport. The newsroom is operated by the Aviation Authority's Communications Department. All requests for public information and media interviews should be directed to this office. 

Restaurants

Tampa Airport restaurants range from counter service to sit-down dining. Explore by area of the airport, then choose your experience and cuisine.

Cell Phone Waiting Lot

Rate: 
Free
Location: 

South of the Main Terminal on airport property, across from Economy Parking

Access to Terminal: 
Wait until arriving guests are ready for pick-up; 5-minute drive to Main Terminal curbside pick-up
Vehicle Clearance: 
No limit
More Details: 

Restrooms, vending machines, free WiFi, real-time flight information display, electric vehicle charging station

Airport Location: 

Economy Garage & Lot

Rate: 
$1 per 20 min.
Max Charge: 
$10 max. per 24 hours
Location: 

South of the Main Terminal on airport property

Access to Terminal: 
Complimentary shuttle access to and from Main Terminal 24 hours; typical wait under 10 minutes
Vehicle Clearance: 
Garage 8 feet; lot 13 feet
More Details: 

SunPass accepted; restroom facilities located in garage lobby

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (Parking Level 1, North Garage)

Airport Location: 

Long Term Garage

Rate: 
Under 60 minutes is free; 61-80 minutes $4; each additional 20 min. $2
Max Charge: 
$18 max. per 24 hours
Location: 

Garage is adjacent to the Main Terminal

Access to Terminal: 
Monorail to Main Terminal located on Level 5; pedestrian walkway to terminal on Level 2
Vehicle Clearance: 
7 feet, 10 inches
More Details: 

SunPass accepted

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Parking (Parking Level 2)

Monorail is out of service on Mondays between 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

Airport Location: 

Valet Parking

Rate: 
$2 per half-hour ($5 min.)
Max Charge: 
$30 max. per 24 hours
Location: 

Drop-off on Blue Departure curbside 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

24 hour drop-off and pick-up on Level 5 of Short Term Garage

Access to Terminal: 
Short walk and elevator access to terminal
Vehicle Clearance: 
6 feet, 8 inches
More Details: 

Auto detailing available; electric vehicle charging station; attendant 24 hours

Airport Location: 
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