TPA Master Plan Documentation

2022 Master Plan Update Documents

Tampa International Airport launched the most recent update to its Master Plan in 2022. The FAA-required study is a roadmap for cohesive airport development based on extensive analysis of market data, passenger activity, and industry trends.

TPA completed its 2022 Master Plan Update (MPU) in June 2024 with a presentation to the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority’s Board of Directors. The two-year study analyzed TPA’s development needs over the next 20 years. It involved coordination and interactions with the Aviation Authority’s airline and business partners, airport stakeholders, regulatory and local planning agencies, and the public.

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) Board adopted and approved the 2022 MPU on June 6, 2024.  

2016 Master Plan Addendum and Phase 2 Documents

In 2016, the HCAA initiated an update to validate the Phase 2 and Phase 3 project elements of the 2012 Master Plan Update to determine if conditions in 2016 matched the original findings. The intent was to verify forecasts, capacity needs and evaluate alternatives for roadways and curbsides, airsides and the Main Terminal.

This new study is referred to as the 2012 Master Plan – 2016 Addendum. The documents serve as the consolidated guiding document representing all studies and validations completed. Not all components of the 2012 MPU were restudied in this 2016 Addendum. If a project component was not restudied, the 2012 MPU remains as the recommendation and will be referenced as such.

Section 1 of the 2016 Addendum provides a general overview of the process and updated project component recommendations that are different than the previous 2012 MPU. Sections 2‐5 provide the detailed analysis and process concepts that were studied during the entire 2016 Addendum.

2012 Master Plan Update and Phase 1 Documents

The 2012 Airport Master Plan Update (MPU) began as a study designed to maximize the capacity and longevity of the existing Main Terminal facilities, while maintaining the level of service for which Tampa International Airport (TPA) is known. The 2012 MPU was a holistic study of all Airport facilities. It was developed into a comprehensive, three-phase Capital Improvement Program.

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) Board adopted and approved the 2012 MPU on April 4, 2013.