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TPA: Tampa International Airport


Tampa International Airport

The soon-to-be remodeled Tampa International Airport opened in 1971 and was the first airport complex in the nation designed like a spoke wheel.

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About Tampa International Airport:

When Tampa International Airport's new terminal complex officially opened in 1971, its spoke wheel design landside/airside was the first of its kind. The next year a new control tower, ground level equipment and radar rooms began operation. At the time, the tower was the highest in the nation until Orlando International Airport broke that record in 2002 with a 345-foot tower. In 1973 the airport received its rating as a large-hub airport. Three decades later, and a number of expansions, has seen the airport grow into a world-class facility that has maintained its beauty and functionality.

Tampa International Airport was rated best in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine in 2003, which also rated Tampa International among the top three in the world. In 2010, a J.D. Power airport satisfaction survey ranked TIA as number three behind top ranked Kansas City International and No. 2 Portland International.


Tampa International Airport is served by most major airlines, providing nonstop daily and connecting service to national and international destinations. Use this flight planner for a list of flights scheduled to arrive and depart Tampa International Airport.

Transportation To & From Tampa International:

Rental Cars

Taxi Service

Minimum fare from the airport is $15 and the flat rate to downtown Tampa is $25. All other areas served are metered rates. Contact one of the taxi companies above for a fare quote and use this link to determine approximate distance to your destination.

Also available are shared rides via airport limos and bus service and public transportation

Contact Information:

Airport Code: TPA

Tampa International Airport (TPA)
4100 George J. Bean Parkway
Tampa, Florida 33607

Website: www.tampaairport.com

Phone: 813-870-8700

Airport Terminal Map

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