About Us

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the premier gateway to the West Coast of Florida with a market area of 7.3 million people living within a two-hour drive.  The airport serves approximately 21 million passengers per year over 100 domestic and international destinations. The Aviation Authority is responsible for the management and development of Tampa International Airport, Peter O. Knight Airport; Tampa Executive Airport; and the Plant City Airport.

Ranked among the best airports in the United States, Tampa International Airport provides one of the most convenient and pleasant airport experiences in the world:

  • Short walking distances to gates
  • Quick security wait times
  • Friendly staff
  • Modern shops and restaurants
  • Consistently ranked by travelers as Florida’s best airport

Centrally located near America’s top beaches, great shopping and Orlando’s theme parks, it is no wonder travelers love Tampa Airport!

Many top attractions are just a short drive away:

  • WHITE SAND BEACHES: Visit America’s best beaches in Clearwater and St. Petersburg (32 km/ 20 mi)
  • THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH: Experience the magic of Disney World and Central Florida’s many amusement parks (120 km/ 74 mi)
  • TAMPA HOT SPOTS: Check out the most popular spots in Tampa Bay, including Busch Gardens & Historic Ybor City (19 km/ 12 mi)

Tampa Airport recently underwent an historic expansion that includes 70 new shops and restaurants and a modern rental car center that is less than a five-minute train ride from the Main Terminal.