Airport Online Auction

Lost and abandoned property found at Tampa International Airport

The Aviation Authority has hundreds of abandoned items listed for sale at a public online auction which started on Friday, September 9, 2011. The online auction began promptly at 9 a.m. through and auction lots will close Monday, September 26, 2011, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Eastern time. 

Airport Concessions Add Local Flavor to the Menu

TAMPA – Local flavor is on its way to Tampa International Airport, with the Green Iguana, Mise En Place, Cigar City Brewing, and the Columbia Cafe joining its menu of restaurant options. The new eateries will be in place by March. 

“I couldn’t be happier about this expanded community presence at the airport,” said airport CEO Joe Lopano. “At the same time, it’s an opportunity to increase our revenue and better serve our customers with a real taste of Tampa.” 

Airport Celebrates Region’s Ties to the German Business Community

TAMPA – On Thursday, November 10, 2011, Tampa International Airport will host a reception for The Honorable Eva Alexandra Countess Kendeffy, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

Invited along with Countess Kendeffy are local representatives of the German business community. The reception, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m., is intended to raise awareness of the strong ties that the Tampa Bay area shares with Germany.

Airport Bond Ratings Confirmed

TAMPA – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has advised the Aviation Authority that the Airport’s outstanding revenue bonds totaling $692 million have been reaffirmed at the A+ rating, with a rating outlook of Stable.

“Airport management and the board of directors are pleased with the reaffirmed A+ Stable rating and outlook. We believe it is a reflection of the recovery of passenger activity and the continued sound management of the Airport.” stated Joe Lopano, Chief Executive Officer, Tampa International Airport. 

Airport Bond Ratings Confirmed

Outlook revised to negative

TAMPA – Fitch Ratings has advised the Aviation Authority that the Airport’s outstanding revenue bonds totaling $692 million have been reaffirmed at the AA- rating but the rating outlook was revised to negative from stable.

“We are disappointed about the revised negative outlook but pleased with the reaffirmed AA- rating, especially during these tough economic times,” stated Joe Lopano, Chief Executive Officer, Tampa International Airport. 

Airport Business


Tampa International Airport is one of the region's most significant economic engines, with a total economic output of more than $7 billion. The airport and its tenants employ more than 7,500 people on the airport campus and support more than 81,000 jobs in the community.  Whether you're interested in becoming an airport vendor, real estate development or joining the airport team, you'll find the information you need here. 

Airport Police

The Tampa International Airport Police Department is a full-service, nationally accredited law enforcement agency comprised of 69 sworn police officers, 59 traffic specialists and 44 support personnel.  The Airport Police Department provides traditional law enforcement services in addition to enforcing federal regulations associated with transportation security.  Sections of the department include Patrol, K9, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards, Crime Prevention, Bike Detail, Traffic, Administration, Lost and Found and the Airport Operations Center.

Tampa to San Juan – Daily

TAMPA – Tampa International Airport has captured the attention of two popular airlines – AirTran and JetBlue to provide new daily nonstop, low-cost service from Tampa to San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Jackie Rojas-Quinones, president, Tampa Latin Chamber stated, “As president of the Chamber, we are extremely honored that our voices are being heard. We are bridging an enchanted island with our enchanted people. “ 

Tampa is voted as Third Best (U.S.) Airport

The annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards were just released in the October 2010 issue of the publication. 

Tampa International Airport was voted the best domestic airport coming in at third place behind #1 Portland and #2 Washington D.C. (Reagan). Following TPA is Orlando, San Diego, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Detroit. 

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