Tampa International Airport Special Flag Dedication

Who: The Airport Board of Directors and  Tampa International Airport 
 The Armed Forces Military Museum 
 Marine Corps League 
 Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment #54 

What: Dedicate the Airport’s US flag that was taken down from the terminal and flown on 
 Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 
 Commemorating the 65th Anniversary  of the historical raising of the flag 

When: Thursday, July 1, 2010 
 10:30 a.m. - immediately following the board meeting 

Tampa International Airport says Tell Us Where To Go!

TAMPA - In an effort to attract more nonstop flights to Tampa International Airport, TPA’s newly formed Marketing Committee, chaired by Airport vice chairman Steven Burton, is launching a new online marketing survey with the help of the Tampa Bay Partnership and a coalition of business and economic development partners. 

Spencer Stuart recommends Airport CEO candidates

TAMPA – The recruitment firm of Spencer Stuart has recommended an impressive slate of candidates to participate in interviews for the position of executive director for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority at Tampa International Airport. 

Pemco Expands Operations at Tampa International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport board of directors approved a new lease agreement for a second facility and ground area with Pemco World Air Services Inc. Since March 2008, Pemco has leased one maintenance hangar, the vacated US Airways hangar. At today’s board meeting, Pemco received approval to expand to the Red hangar or vacated Delta Hangar. 

Currently, Pemco employs 200 to 300 workers in Tampa who perform heavy aircraft maintenance and restore cabin interiors for jetBlue Airways and United Airlines. 

Media Advisory – Tampa International Airport

WHO: Tampa International Airport, along with other Florida airports, has been put on alert to possibly process evacuees from Haiti. The Airport has already called two emergency planning meetings today to discuss various procedures of how to process Haitian evacuees who may be Haitian Americans or other, without identification. Evacuees may be healthy or in need of medical attention. And some Haitians may have friends/family in U.S. and need connecting air service or may need assistance and a place to stay. 

It’s Official – Employment Contract signed

Dallas executive vice president Joseph W. Lopano accepts offer as Tampa International Airport’s new chief executive officer

Tampa – The Tampa International Airport five-member board of directors are pleased to announce that Joseph W. Lopano has agreed to accept the offer today to become the Chief Executive Officer of the Tampa International Airport. 

“He’s eager to come on board,” stated Al Austin, chairman, Tampa International Airport board. Lopano starts as CEO of the Tampa Airport on January 1, 2011.

Global Aviation Holdings Picks Tampa for Growth

TAMPA – At its end-of-the-year 2010 monthly meeting, the Tampa International Airport board of directors unanimously approved a new 10-year agreement with Global Aviation Holdings Inc., which owns World Airways and North American Airlines. 

Fish Tales Are Flying Again at Tampa International Airport

Tampa – Just in time for the holidays, Airport and Florida Aquarium officials have completely repaired the broken 1,500 - gallon aquarium and restocked it with colorful clown fish, tangs and wrasse. 

Months ago, in a freak accident, a vehicle crashed into the Indo-pacific salt water aquarium in Blue Baggage Claim. Despite airport staff efforts to rush the fish into salvaged water all but three of the animals perished. 

Delta Air Lines Expanding Cancun Service

Airline adding weekly flights between Cancun, Mexico, and four U.S. cities

ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2010 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced new seasonal service between Cancun, Mexico, and four U.S. cities: San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and Tampa, Fla.; effective Feb. 19, 2011*. 

The service will operate on Saturdays, using 142-seat MD-88 aircraft, equipped with 14 seats in First Class and 128 in Economy. 

Contingency Plans in Place at TPA to Meet New Tarmac Rules

Tampa, FL – On April 29, 2010, new regulations called “Enhanced Airline Passenger Protections” went into effect with the requirement for airlines to develop and adopt a contingency plan for lengthy tarmac delays. Under the new regulation, air carriers are required to assure that their plan has been coordinated with the airport authority at which the carrier serves. 

The Aviation Authority stands ready to assist the airlines serving Tampa International Airport and is committed to assisting each airline in meeting these new requirements. 

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