TPA nears the end of Master Plan Phase 1

(January 4, 2018) The Rental Car Center is almost finished. The SkyConnect train is undergoing final testing. Most of the new concessions are open and serving guests. Joe Lopano thanks workers

Phase 1 of Tampa International Airport’s Master Plan expansion is nearly complete and the results – and the economic impact to the region – are tremendous.

Employee Spotlight - Liz Pontoriero

(December 7, 2017) As the retail concessionaire company Paradies Lagardère has added several new retail and news convenience stores at Tampa International Airport, sales associate and trainer/team lead Liz Pontoriero has been an invaluable part of the Paradies TPA family.

Give the gift of flight this holiday season

(December 7, 2017) Dave Presnell, like so many others, was bitten by the aviation bug at a young age. 

As a kid, Dave and his sisters got the coveted – at least for him – job of selling hot dogs and Cokes out of a wagon at the annual Sun n’ Fun Fly-In Expo in Lakeland.

Copa Airlines expanding to daily nonstop service

(November 21, 2017) Four years after becoming the first airline to offer nonstop service between Tampa Bay and Panama City, Copa Airlines, member of the global Star Alliance network, announced today it will increase service to daily flights beginning this upcoming summer. Copa departure

Holiday travel season kicks-off at TPA, traffic up from 2016

(November 16, 2017) Holiday travel season is upon us and it’s going to be another busy year for Tampa International Airport. TPA is anticipating nearly 300,000 enplaned passengers over the Thanksgiving travel period, Nov. 18 through Nov. 27. Here are some handy tips to make your holiday visit to TPA smooth and hassle-free. Holiday travel

Employee Spotlight - David Wright

(November 16, 2017) Having spent 26 years as a mechanic for Toyota and earning respect as one of the company’s top 12 master certified technicians in the Southeast region, David Wright wasn’t looking to leave. David Wright

“I had a good gig,” David said. “I was well respected in the Toyota community.”

TPA Volunteer Ambassadors get up-close look at Tampa Bay art and culture

(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. Volunteer ambassadors

Employee Spotlight - Sheila Welsh

(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. Sheila Welsh

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