Tampa International Airport Looks to Shatter Passenger Records This Spring Break

by Anthony Losanno
Flamingo TPA

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I live in Tampa during the winter and love Tampa International Airport (TPA). It’s convenient, easy to navigate, and I can get from curb to gate in less than 15 minutes. The airport is gearing up for its busiest Spring Break ever with the possibility of serving over 100,000 passengers in a day.

TPA Spring Break

Tampa International Airport (TPA) set a record on February 25th when 93,334 passengers passed through. The airport is expecting to have over 100,000 passengers pass through on Sundays during the Spring Break period, which began on March 9th and ends on April 15th.

TPA Blue Express

To make traveling though the airport easier, it has provided a few tips:

  • Arrive Early: Even with TSA PreCheck, I’ve found the airport is exceptionally busy. It only takes me 10 to 15 minutes to reach the airport, but I’ve been padding extra time to deal with the extra passengers headed through security.
  • Use Blue Express: If you’re not checking bags, the Blue Express drop-off area is super convenient. I go there every time I fly from TPA.
  • Check Bags Remotely: If you’re returning a rental car and checking bags, there are kiosks in the rental car center.
  • Skip the Lines for Food: I always pre-order my Starbucks with the app, but the airport also offers travelers access to multiple restaurants for preorder with Uber Eats.
  • Plan Ahead for Parking: I mainly take Uber to the airport, but TPA is recommending booking parking online during this busy period.

Anthony’s Take: I love Tampa International Airport (TPA). Even with it packed with children and infrequent travelers, it’s still a convenient and well-designed airport. Happy Spring Break!

(Image Credits: Tampa International Airport.)

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