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Tampa International Airport

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Tampa International Airport Number Length ft H1 100 m 30 Asphalt Surface

Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

10 May 2002 IATA: TPA – ICAO: KTPA – FAA: TPA Summary Airport type Owner Serves Elevation AMSL Coordinates Public Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Tampa, Florida 26 ft / 8 m 27°58′32″N 082°32′00″W / 27.97556°N 82.533333°W / 27.97556; -82.533333 www.TampaAirport.com

FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA, FAA LID: TPA) is a major public airport located six miles (10 km) west of the central business district of Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. This airport is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.[1] It serves the Tampa Bay Area and has been widely praised for its attractive architecture and Landside/Airside design of a central terminal ("landside") connected by people movers to satellite airline gates ("airsides"), a pioneering concept when initially designed in the

Website Runways Direction Length ft 9/27 18L/36R 18R/36L Helipads 6,999 8,300 11,002

Surface m 2,133 2,530 3,353 Asphalt/Concrete Asphalt/Concrete Concrete


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Airlines under the Continental Connection name. It is also a focus city for Southwest Airlines. The airport presently serves 68 nonstop destinations, including international service to the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The airport handled 19,154,957 passengers in 2007, making it the 27th busiest airport by passenger movements[3] in North America.

Tampa Bay was the birthplace of commercial airline service, when pioneer aviator Tony Jannus flew the inaugural flight of the St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line on January 1, 1914, from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Tampa using a Benoist Flying Boat — the first scheduled commercial airline flight in the world using a heavier-than-air airplane.[4]

Drew Field in 1948

Drew Field

Aerial of TPA in 1971

Postcard from Drew Field In 1928 the city completed the 160-acre (0.65 km2) Drew Field six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Tampa. The more popular Peter O. Knight Airport was opened on Davis Island near Downtown Tampa in 1935, where both Eastern and National Airlines operated until 1946. The United States Army Air Force took over Drew Field during World War II and expanded and modernized the airport. The airfield was used by Third Air Force and renamed it Drew Army Airfield. Third Air Force used it as a training center by 120,000 combat air crews and flew antisubmarine patrols from the airfield. There was one accident in 1943 that killed 5 fliers.[5] Despite this, Drew Field set a safety record for the Third Air Force in 1945 after 100,000 flying hours had been completed over a period of

Aerial of TPA in 2004 late 1960s. The airport was known as Drew Field Municipal Airport until 1952.[2] Tampa International Airport currently serves as a main hub for Gulfstream International


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10 months without a fatal incident. The aircraft operated included the B-17, C-47, AT-6, B-25, and others.[6]

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people toured the new facility during a two day open house event. National Airlines flight 36 from LAX was the first to arrive at the terminal. After touching down at 05:26 am the jet taxied to Airside E to disembark its passengers.

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After the hostilities, Eastern and National Airlines moved to Drew Field. The reason for the relocation was that the Peter O. Knight Airport was too small to handle the new Douglas DC-4, DC-6 and Lockheed Constellation prop-liners that were being placed into service. During this period the airlines were housed in the former Base Operations Building which was converted into a terminal. Trans Canada Airlines inaugurated international flights in 1950 and Drew Field was renamed Tampa International Airport. The airport’s second terminal opened in 1952 near the intersection of Columbus Drive and West Shore Blvd. The building, which was built for three airlines, was soon swamped. The Civil Aeronautics Board granted Capital, Delta, Northeast, Northwest and Trans World Airlines authority to fly to Tampa during the late 1950s and as a result created havoc at the undersized terminal. An annex was built east of the terminal to accommodate the new carriers. Jet-powered operations began in 1959 when Eastern Air Lines introduced the Lockheed L-188 Electra. The following year National Airlines began turbojet service with the Douglas DC-8 jetliner. Flights to Mexico City began in 1961 with weekly service by Pan American. Congestion became a serious problem at the 1952 Terminal when the airlines began to replace their piston powered equipment with larger jetliners. As a temporary measure the terminal was once again expanded to handle the growth in traffic.

The people mover system (Airside E, right) The airport’s people mover system was the first such system in the world. The original eight trains were built by Westinghouse. The 227-foot (69 m) tall ATC control tower became operational on July 15, 1972 and at the time was the tallest in the United States (at 227 feet). The Host/Marriott Airport Hotel with its revolving rooftop restaurant got plenty of attention when it opened its doors on December 1973. The building’s features include triple-paned windows and soundproof guest rooms. Northwest and National Airlines brought the Jumbo Jet to the airport late in 1971 with the introduction of the Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10. This was followed by the introduction of the Lockheed Tristar a year later by Eastern Air Lines. National Airlines began trans Atlantic DC-10 service to Amsterdam and Paris in 1977. In 1991, Airside B closed following the demise of Eastern Airlines. During the following decades, the airport was expanded and improved to handle more traffic and additional airlines. In 1996, Airsides C and D were remodeled. The interiors of both satellites were refurbished and the original Westinghouse shuttles were replaced with Bombardier CX-100 trains. During this time, all the airlines from both facilties were housed in Airside E. Upon completion of the renovations, the airlines returned to their original locations and Airside E was closed for good. The Landside

The 1971 Terminal
During the early 1960s, the aviation authority began making plans to build a replacement terminal in an undeveloped site at the airport. Airport leaders chose the Landside/ Airside design in 1965 after a careful study of different types of terminals. Construction on the new terminal began in 1968 between the airport’s parallel jet-capable runways. When completed in 1971 the new jetport was highly praised by the press. Prior to its official April 15 opening, 60,000


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Terminal was also remodeled numerous times during the 1980s and 1990s. Both Delta Air Lines and US Airways opened maintenance bases at the airport to service their growing fleets. Unfortunately, both bases closed following the September 11 terrorist attacks and the airline struggles that ensued. JetBlue Airways has recently made the airport a focus destination for connecting flights to the Caribbean, like Orlando.

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At this time, new runway is being planned (17-35) to increase capacity in fair-weather conditions. In addition, a second Landside Airside Terminal will be built to the north of the current facility, allowing the airport to serve over 50-million passengers a year by 2025. Construction of this facility was originally slated to begin in 2010, with completion set to October 2015. However, the St. Petersburg Times reported on November 7, 2008 that the airport authority is no longer pursuing the original planned dates due to the current state of the US and global economies. The current struggle of the airline industry, including the recent merger by Delta and Northwest, has forced passenger levels to level off, and slowly decline at the airport. Additionally, with more possible airline mergers on the way, TPA Airport may not require drastic expansion for another five to six years. The revised start date of construction of the north terminal is now estimated at around 2015. According to the Tampa Tribune, passenger levels dropped by 14% in January 2009 [3]

TPA Airport Today

The airport control tower as seen from the parking garage. Today, TPA Airport handles about 20 million passengers per year [2]) and improvements currently in progress will increase capacity to 25-million passengers a year. The airport’s car rental market is in the top 5 among all U.S. Airports. And the facility continues to receive consistent top-ranking reviews from numerous publications. In 2003, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine rated TPA airport best airport in the United States and 3rd in the world. JD Power and Associates have also given TPA Airport consistently high customer satisfaction ratings over the years. Presently, the largest aircraft with regularly scheduled service to TPA is the Boeing 777.

The Marriott located adjacent of the parking garage. Phase I of the economy parking garage was completed in November 2005.[7] Phase II of the economy garage opened ahead of schedule in November 2005, bringing a total of 5,600 parking spaces.[8]

Terminal, airlines and destinations
Tampa International Airport’s Landside/ Airside terminal was the first of its type in the world.[9] There is a central Landside Terminal where baggage and ticketing functions


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Tampa International Airport

The logo
The logo repesents the blue waters of Tampa Bay with a jetliner flying into a downtown Tampa sunset. It is known as the "Spirit of Flight". The jetliner was modelled after those once used for supersonic transport -- at the time the logo was created in the 1970s, it was during an era when it was thought that supersonic aircraft would replace conventional jets as a mode of air travel.

The color-coding system
The Ticketing Level at Tampa International Airport. The level received a makeover from 2000 to 2002. take place. The Landside Terminal is surrounded by four Airside satellites where airliner embarkment and disembarkment occur. Each Airside is connected to the Landside Terminal via an elevated automated people mover (APM) system which employs 16 Bombardier CX-100 Shuttle Cars. TPA was the first airport in the world to deploy a fully automated, driverless people mover system and is host to Bombardier Transportation’s longest-running APM system. The terminal was originally designed to limit the walking distance between the automobile and airliner to 700 feet (210 m); today, it has increased to about 1,000 feet (300 m), due mostly in part to the larger, more modern airside buildings which have replaced the original, smaller structures. The future of the Airport is certain to see continued growth and success. Many plans have been set in motion to expand as the Tampa Bay area continues to thrive. Since its opening on April 15, 1971, Tampa International Airport has used a special color-coding system throughout the terminal complex. The Baggage Claim Areas and Ticket Counters are color-coded Blue and Red. Airlines are assigned a color depending on their location within the Landside Terminal Building. The airlines found in the south side of the terminal are color-coded blue. The carriers located in the north side are color coded red. The codes were also assigned names to assist color blind patrons. The Blue side names are Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. The Red side names are Igor Sikorsky and Chuck Yeager. The Long Term Parking Garage also uses the special color coding system. The four elevator cores have names and colors to make it easier for customers to remember where they’ve parked. Wright Brothers - Orange, Tony Jannus - Purple, Robert Goddard - Green and Charles Lindbergh Brown. The Economy Parking Garage (EPG) is also split into two sections Purple and Gold. The newest phase, opened in time for the 2008 holiday season, will be Green and Orange. The EPG cores have no names at the present.

Airport Amenities
Airport conveniences that are free of charge include passenger paging, wireless internet access, cell phone waiting lot with flight information, first hour terminal parking, shuttle service from the economy garage, real-time flight information and travelers aid services. Other services include eateries located before passenger checkpoints, touch screen information kiosks, information about local events and outdoor smoking areas.

The Landside Terminal
The Landside Terminal was designed with convenience in mind. Express elevators and escalators keep passenger traffic moving smoothly, with few bottlenecks. Level 1 (Baggage Claim) contains all inbound baggage facilities and baggage belts. The Blue Rental Car facility was relocated from its crammed Bag Claim location, to a consolidated facility beneath the long term parking garage in 2002. On November 15, 2006 a new Red Rental Car facility and garage opened adjacent to the Marriott Hotel.[10] In late 2008, renovation of the Baggage Claim began and will continue well into


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2009. Improvements include new baggage carousels and an inbound baggage screening system. Level 2 (Ticketing) contains all ticketing/ check-in functions. The level also contains a Charter desk reserved for flights that do not normally utilize TPA. The Ticketing area received a major renovation/expansion in 2002.

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complex in addition to the existing complex by 2020.

Service building
When the airport opened its doors in 1971, the Service Building went into operation as well. It housed the very first Communications Center, Police dispatch, employee cafeteria and maintenance locker rooms. The building is located across from the Red Baggage and Ticketing levels. It was primarily intended to house mechanical equipment such as the chiller plant and electrical transformers. Since then it has been expanded to two levels which was in the original design in 1968. Today it houses the original facilities with the addition of offices, rental car counters, badging and a receptionist desk. The Police department/Lost & Found has a lobby on level two (ticketing level) for walk-in lost & found requests.

Shopping/circulation area on the Transfer Level Level 3 (Transfer Level) includes the airside shuttle stations and a shopping area known as the Airport Galleria. The airport Marriott Hotel is adjacent to the main terminal. Tampa’s facilities are almost entirely housed in the public access main terminal. The facilities are mostly operated and run by three airport retail companies - HMS Host, Stellar Partners, Bay Area Concessions and OSI Restaurant Partners. • There are two food courts on level 3, operating on opposite sides of the building. The Galleria also features TGI Friday’s, the first airport Carrabba’s[11], diverse shopping attractions, such as a Ron Jon Surf Shop, Brookstone and Harley-Davidson. There is also an outdoor smoking/observation patio located where the Airside B shuttle bay once stood. • Level 3 has undergone numerous major renovations. The main building was renovated in 1997. Shuttle bay expansions were constructed in 1986 for Airside F, 1994 for Airside A, 2001 for Airside E, and 2004 for Airside C. Future expansion plans include a relocation of the shuttle bay for Airside E by 2012, and, if the plans for a light rail system in the Tampa Bay area come to fruition, a light rail station could be constructed at the current Observation Deck location. The airport also has plans on building a north terminal

Parking facilities
Currently, over 20,000[12] parking spaces are available at the airport. These spaces are split between the Short Term Parking Garage, the Long Term Parking Garage, and the Economy Parking Garage. As of right now, there is an ongoing expansion of the Economy Parking Garages which is in its second phase of construction. Also, the SunPass Plus program, first introduced at Orlando International Airport, is being implemented at TIA in stages. In early 2009, the Economy Parking Garages began using the program, in which customers can use their SunPass transponders to pay for parking. The program is expected to expand to the Short and Long Term parking facilities by 2010. [4]

Short term parking garage
Levels 4-9 of the Landside Terminal Building house the short term parking garage. The garage was built with the airport complex in 1971 for added passenger convenience. Originally three levels, the garage was expanded in 1982 to six levels and contains 3,612 spaces.

Long term parking garage
Long term parking was originally a large lot sitting on what is today, the present-day long term parking garage. The garage was built in several phases from 1990 to 1997 after increased passenger traffic swamped the


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parking lot beyond capacity. A monorail (situated on Level Five of the garage) connects passengers to and from the short term parking garage (Level Five) and the Landside Terminal. The garage can hold a total of 7,635 spaces on six levels.

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The monorail was installed in 1991 when the new long term parking garage was built and opened on December 16. It was the first of its kind in the world to include six driverless, electrically propelled cars that are completely computer controlled. The system was also the first to have active switches and it is monitored from the airport’s communications center. There are four long term stations. Monorail circles the long term parking garage and connects to the short term garage via an elevated bridge to stop at four additional stations. Monorail is free to use and runs twenty-four hours a day except for a once-a-week maintenance shut-down in the overnight hours. Bombardier Transportation maintains the system by contract and the Aviation Authority owns it.

Economy parking garage
On November 1, 2005 phase I-A of the garage opened to the public and then on May 19, 2006 phase I-B opened. The garage is 8,043 spaces large and is divided into two color-coded sections - purple and gold (yellow). There is also a surface lot and overflow lot for use during the holidays. A free shuttle service takes passengers to the terminal drop-off twenty-four hours a day. Construction began in early 2008 on phase II which will be an exact copy of the first phase.

Cell phone waiting lot

Future Intermodal Center
Plans are currently in the works for the construction of an intermodal facility located on airport premises. This would allow passengers to better connect to the number of proposed bus routes by both HART and PSTA[13]. In addition, a light rail system is being planned for the Tampa area, with a link to TPA Airport from Downtown Tampa and the WestShore district [14]. Cell phone waiting lot flight display In an effort to decrease congestion within the Landside Terminal, particularly the baggage claim areas, a cell phone waiting lot was built alongside one of the remote overflow lots. It includes two large four panel flight status boards, showing real-time arrival information. This allows awaiting family members and friends of arriving passengers to wait in their vehicles until the passenger calls. Then the arriving passenger(s) can be picked up curbside at the Landside Terminal without creating curbside congestion problems. The lot has restrooms, WiFi, recorded CCTV surveillance and around-the-clock police patrols. Construction began in early 2008 to expand the cell phone waiting lot and was completed in November of that same year. The lot contains approximately 125 striped spaces.

Current airsides
Today, there are four active airsides (A, C, E and F) with 62 gates. All of the active airsides are modern, state-of-the-art facilities constructed after 1985. All the airsides include a food court and gift shop. They include outdoor smoking patios that are strategically placed. Airsides E[15] and F[16] contain duty free shops in addition to the regular gift shops to serve passengers arriving or departing on international flights. As of 2009, the security screening area in each airside is equipped with one "puffer" explosives walkthru detection machine. A brief description of each airside and the airlines they occupy are listed below, including the major cities/hubs that each airline serves from TPA.

Airside A - Gates 1-12 and 14-18 (1995-Present)
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Airlines AirTran Airways Continental Airlines Destinations

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Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore, Dayton, Flint, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Rochester (NY) Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark

Continental Con- Fort Lauderdale, Fort Walton Beach, Key West, Miami, Pensacola, nection operated Tallahassee by Gulfstream International Airlines Continental ExCleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Gulfport-Biloxi (begins June 2009) press operated by ExpressJet Airlines Frontier Airlines JetBlue Airways Denver Boston, Cancún, New York-JFK, Newark, White Plains children’s play area, a business center in one of the former smoking lounges, a fast-food outlet, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and newsstand. Continental Airlines had planned to build an all-new Presidents Club in an unfinished mezzanine space on the third level, but this project was put on hold due to the industry downturn following September 11, 2001. With the "CO" code appearing on roughly 60 daily departures, Tampa is generally regarded to be one of Continental’s strongest markets in Florida, with an estimated 16.9% market share including regional affiliates (according to the 2005 revision of the TPA Master Plan).

Airside A 1995 and was designed by Continental Airlines in anticipation of expanded operations from Tampa which never materialized. The facility includes a commuter gate (Gate A1) for Continental Connection and six security screening lanes. Widebody equipment can be handled at gates A4, A5, and A8 (with A6 and A7 blocked), but cannot accept international arrivals as the FIS station is located at Airside F. Presently, no carrier offers regularly-scheduled widebody flights into Airside A. Southwest Airlines used Airside A from the time they started service in Tampa in 1996 until Airside C, where they currently operate, was completed in 2005. On April 28, 2009, Northwest Airlines left Airside A to combine its operations with Delta in Airside E [5] The facility features high ceilings, energyefficient windows, ample seating areas, a

Airside C - Gates 30-45 (1971-2003, 2005-Present)

Airside C Airside C was the last airside to be demolished and rebuilt from the ground up. The sixteen-gate facility was dedicated and


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Airlines Midwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Destinations Milwaukee

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Albany, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham (AL), Buffalo, Chicago-Midway, Columbus (OH), Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Hartford, Houston-Hobby, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Island/Islip, Louisville, Manchester (NH), Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, St. Louis, San Antonio, Washington-Dulles, West Palm Beach Atlantic City, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale

Spirit Airlines

Airside E

Airside C Interior (2008) opened to passengers on April 19, 2005 and was designed by Alfonso Architects of Tampa, Florida. Southwest Airlines controls a majority of the gates. Besides a food court and gift shop, Airside C includes the following: • Two gates and a future third level that could accommodate the Airbus A380. • A gate (Gate 45) and ground-level facility designed for charter flights. Tampa’s sports teams frequently take advantage of this feature while traveling out of TPA Airport, since players are able to bypass the Landside Terminal, clear security and go directly to the plane. • A children’s play area. • Two outdoor smoking patios. • A built-in outbound baggage system. • Ten security screening lanes equipped with the latest screening machines. Airside C was the first TIA concourse to house a "puffer" explosives walk-thru detection machine. The airlines that occupy Airside C are listed below:

Airside E Interior (2008) Airside E was the first airside to be demolished and rebuilt. The current fourteen-gate facility was designed for Delta Air Lines and was dedicated/opened to passengers on October 15, 2002. The airside’s many amenities (besides the food court and gift shops) are as follows: • A children’s play area. • A built-in outbound baggage system. • Seven security screening lanes. • A duty-free shop for Air Canada passengers. • A Delta Crown Club (will be rebranded as Delta Sky Club in 2009 [6]) located on level 3.

Airside E - Gates 62-75 (1971-2000, 2002-Present)

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Airlines Air Canada Delta Air Lines Destinations Montréal, Toronto-Pearson

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Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Salt Lake City

Delta Connection Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, New York-LaGuardia, Hartford operated by Comair Delta Connection Tallahassee operated by Mesaba Airlines Northwest Airlines United Airlines Sun Country Airlines Airlines British Airways Cayman Airways US Airways WestJet Air Dominicana Detroit, Hartford, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Washington-Dulles Minneapolis/St. Paul (Seasonal)

Destinations London-Gatwick Grand Cayman Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Washington-Reagan Ottawa (Seasonal), Toronto-Pearson Punta Cana (Scheduled Charters, begins Mid 2009) Airways’ Club and the International Club which is used by British Airways passengers. The customs/immigration center is located on level 1. The food court was expanded in 2000, and a major overhaul of the security screening and baggage facilities began in 2003. A baggage sorting facility opened beside the terminal in 2005 and a security screening area expansion is currently underway. Once all improvements are complete, the security screening area will increase in capacity from its present four lanes.

American Airlines Chicago-O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York-JFK, San Juan

The airlines that occupy Airside E are listed below. Northwest Airlines moved into the facility on April 28, 2009 as a result of its recent merger with Delta Air Lines.

Airside F - Gates 76-90 (1987-Present)

Original airsides
The original TPA airsides were designed in the mid 1960s as four identical facilities. The concept was later scrapped for unknown reasons and the facilities were eventually built around the requirements of their then primary tenant airlines. Thus creating the four dissimilar facilities that stood from their opening in 1971 to 2000. Each airside building was three stories tall and included a minimum of ten gates, a cocktail lounge, snack bar, and gift shop. Each airside was maintained by the Airline in which it was built by

Airside F Interior (2008) Airside F was dedicated/opened to passengers on November 4, 1987 and was designed for international flights. The fourteen-gate facility includes two airline lounges: the US


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until 1999. All of the facilities (except Airside B) were renovated in the early/mid 1990s but received no further modifications during their life span. Below is a brief description of the four original airsides and the airlines that occupied them throughout the years. The bolded airlines indicate the primary (anchor) tenants for each facility.

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By the late 1990s, Delta’s presence in Airside C was dramatically increasing, and so was the congestion and lack of gate space. The airline soon requested HCAA to build a new facility for them. Airside E was deemed inactive by 1997 and its future quickly went up in the air. In 1998, it was decided that Airside E be demolished and rebuilt for Delta. After a brief halt in construction due to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the new Airside E opened in 2002 and Delta immediately moved in. After much debate by the HCAA about whether to demolish or renovate the aging facility, Airside C was then slated for demolition and replacement in 2003. • • Air Canada (1971-2000, moved to Airside E) • (1971-2002, moved to new Airside E) • LTU (1995-1997) • Midway Airlines (Defunct, 1995-2003) • Pan American Airways (international arrivals, 1971-1987) • Piedmont Airlines (Merged with USAir, 1979-1989, moved to Airside D in the 1980s) • Trans World Airlines (Defunct, 1971-2001)

Airside B - former Gates 19-30 (1971-1991)
• Airside B was a twelve-gate facility that was designed by Eastern Airlines and was the first original airside to shut down. The closure was the direct result of Eastern’s cessation of operations in 1991. There were preliminary plans to renovate and revive the airside during the early 1990s, but efforts failed and planning for Airside A commenced immediately in 1992. The airside was not rebuilt due to a lack of overnight parking for aircraft, the facility’s close proximity to one of TPA’s runways, and the need for a separate automated baggage sorting facility for Airside A (since Airside A could not accommodate a built-in facility due to its pre-2001 construction), and was eventually demolished in 2003. Today an overnight aircraft hardstand and an automated baggage sorting facility for Airside A sit on the former site. The site could also one day house an intermodal center that would allow passengers to connect to various mass transit options, including Tampa’s proposed light rail system. • • Braniff International Airways (Defunct,1971-late 1970s, moved to airside E) • Continental Airlines (1971-1982, moved to Airside E) • (Defunct,1971-1991) • PBA/Naples (Defunct, 1971-197?) • Shawnee Airlines (defunct, 1971-1980)

Airside D - former Gates 46-55 (1971-2005)
• Airside D was the last of the original airsides to close. The facility was designed by Northwest Airlines and was originally without some jet-ways until government airline regulation ended in 1978. The airside was renovated in 1996 (and its original shuttles were replaced). Northwest moved to Airside A in 1999 and United moved to the rebuilt Airside E in 2002. Airside D closed in May 2005 and its remaining tenants (AirTran, JetBlue, and Spirit) were relocated to Airsides A and C. The facility was demolished in May 2007 and the site is currently used as hardstand aircraft parking, but will eventually be used for the Control Tower and Ground Radar relocation in preparation for the New North Terminal facility. An 8-10 Gate replacement facility may be built down the road depending on capacity needs, but is not likely until 2020 or beyond. • • Air Canada (2000-2002, moved to new Airside E)

Airside C - Gates 31-41
• Airside C was an eleven-gate facility designed by Delta Air Lines. The facility originally housed a customs/immigration center for arriving Air Canada and Pan Am international flights. The center was closed in 1987 and a Delta Crown Room was added. The airside was renovated (and its shuttles replaced) in 1996 but never received any further modification.


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• Air Florida (defunct, 1974-1984) • AirTran Airways (1993-2005, moved to Airside A) • JetBlue Airways (early 2000-2005, moved to Airside A) • Independence Air (defunct,2004-2005) • Kiwi International Airlines (1992-1999) • Midway Airlines (defunct, 1991) • (1971-1995, moved to Airside A, acquired by Delta, moved to Airside E in 2009) • Northeast Airlines (defunct, 1971-1972) • Ozark Airlines (acquired by TWA) • Piedmont Airlines (acquired by US Air, moved from Airside C in the 1980s) • Spirit Airlines (1993-2005) • United Airlines (1971-2002, moved to new Airside E) • Valujet (Merged with AirTran, 1993-1997)

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• Pan American Airways (defunct, 1971-1991) • Republic Airlines (defunct, 1978-1986)

Ground operations
• British Airways is handled by Evergreen Aviation • WestJet is handled by ASM Aviation • Frontier Airlines is handled by Delta Global Services. • Continental Airlines is handled by Delta Global Services.

Public art program
The Airport’s public art program was established in 1998 to enhance the traveling public’s experience and to bring forth Florida’s history and culture. A committee selects the art through a jury process. Permanent exhibits: • Landside Terminal Level 3 at the observation deck includes paintings, sculptures, glass art and mixed media presentations. Various artists contributed. • Airside E boasts a collection of 7 WPA (Works Projects Administration) murals which where originally painted in the 1930s and restored for display. These originally adorned the Peter O. Knight Airport until 1965. Artist is George Snow Hill. • Landside Terminal Level 2 has a collection of copper, nickel, silver and bronze alloy suspended Pelicans and a mangrove tree sculpture. Original to the airport when it opened in 1971 the collection is known as "The Meeting Place". The mangrove tree is 15 feet (4.6 m) tall with a flock of 22 life-sized pelicans all in copper roosting and circling around. Pelicans are also "flying" above the escalators. Artist Roy Butler of Plantation, FL. • Landside Terminal Level 2 near the United ticket counters is a presentation of 28 Cirkut images (A type of Kodak camera). They are 20.8 x 10 feet (3.0 m). The photographs depict the unique history of social and urban growth of Tampa, FL and the west coast. Included are a team photo of the New York Yankees (1927) and a 1922 Gasparilla Invasion. Artist: Brothers Al and Jean Bugert • Blue Side Baggage Claim includes artwork by Elle Terry Leonard and Josh Johnson above the marine exhibit.

Airside E - Gates 61-70
• The original Airside E was designed by National Airlines and boasted a slightly different layout from the other airsides. Its boarding gates were on the third level (as opposed to the second level in the other airsides). This was due to the fact that the facility was designed specifically for the DC-10. The first level was open to allow tugs to drive right through. This was due to the airsides close proximity to the taxiway. Airside E occupied National until its demise and takeover by Pan Am. Pan Am, in turn, occupied the facility until its own demise. Thereafter, the facility was renovated (in 1991) and Continental became its final major tenant. The facility was closed in 1995 after Continental’s new terminal (Airside A) opened. The airside was demolished in 2000 and replaced by its current facility. • • Allegheny Airlines - (changed name to USAir) (defunct, 1979-1987, moved to Airside F) • American Airlines (1979-1987, moved to Airside F) • America West (1991-2005, moved to Airside F) (Merged with US Airways) • Braniff International (defunct, late 1969-1982) • Continental Airlines (1982-1995, moved to Airside A) • Carnival Airlines (defunct, 1990s-1998) • Dolphin Airways (defunct, 1981-1984) • (defunct, 1971-1980)


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• Airport Chapel level 3 of the Main Terminal has the first ever commissioned artwork of glass art adorning the entryway door and interior. Artist Yvonne Barlog. • Richard J. Frank’s watercolor on paper "Off Doolin" hangs in the shopping arcade of the landside Terminal. • Ticket Level/Red Baggage Claim Tapestries were hand-made by twenty women from Phumalanga, Swaziland in Africa. Each is 34 feet (10 m) by 8 feet (2.4 m) and depict familiar Florida nature scenes. They serve two purposes. The first is to provide eye-pleasing decoration and the second is to provide a sound absorption method. • Red Baggage Claim Aquarium tile collage by E. Joseph McCarty. • Main Terminal Level 3 "World Traveler" glass vase. Uses the graal and overlay technique by Duncan McClellan. The Airport also has a collection of rotating work and exhibits on loan in addition to the permanent collections. They include the exhibit at Airside A security screening and the gallery in the arcade to the Marriott Hotel. • Airside C includes: (totaling over $1 million) • Spiraculum, a collection of twenty-six mosaic floor medallions at the shuttle lobby by Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel. • Final Boarding Call, an 11 ft (3.4 m) by 17 ft (5.2 m) Oil painting on Belgium linen by Christopher Still. It’s located at the TSA checkpoint. • q, a 90-foot (27 m) long sculpture of cutout figures. It depicts travelers from different time periods and forms a timeline of advances in airline travel. • Barnstormer, an eight foot tall silicon bronze statue of a pioneer pilot. It weighs more than 1,000 pounds and sits atop a 4-foot (1.2 m) high cement pedestal. Artist: Harrison Covington • Orange Blossom, an aluminum sculpture by Stephen Robin. The fragrant flower blooms in the spring and is Florida’s state flower. This sculpture is 13 ft (4.0 m) by 9 ft (2.7 m) by 5 ft (1.5 m) and weighs about 1,300 lb (590 kg).

Tampa International Airport
from their inception in the 1970s to 2006, when they moved to a new facility at the former Tampa Bay Center. It is located just across the street from their home field, Raymond James Stadium, and close to the airport.

There has not been an aircraft crash or major incident involving aircraft at the current facility. In 1943, 5 people were killed when their B-26 crashed on a flight from Avon Park to Eglin field. The pilot attempted an emergency landing at Drew Field and overshot the runway. Two others onboard survived. This occurred one hour after an A-24 flying out of Drew Field crashed in Mullet Key near St. Petersburg, a bombing range at the time. The pilot ditched the plane and lived but the gunner bailed out and drowned.[17][18]

See also
• List of airports in the Tampa Bay area • Florida World War II Army Airfields

[1] ^ FAA Airport Master Record for TPA (Form 5010 PDF) [2] http://www.tampaairport.com/about/ history/drew_field_airport_history.asp [3] http://www.aci-na.org/stats/stats_traffic [4] Brown, Warren J. (1994). Florida’s Aviation History. Largo, Florida: AeroMedical Consultants. p. 56. ISBN 0-912522-70-4. [5] Dead Listed in Drew Field Crash St. Petersburg Times, Mar 11, 1943 [6] Drew Field Sets Safety Record Saint Petersburg Times, Sept 30, 1945 [7] St. Petersburg Times, A New Day for Parking. [8] Tampa International Airport, Economy Garage - Phase II opens ahead of schedule! [9] Tampa International Airport, History [10] Bay News 9, Bay Area Briefs. [11] Aviation Week, [1] [12] http://tampaairport.com/about/facts/ tia_fact_sheet_short.pdf [13] HARTline 2008 Community Report [14] Transitway Planning, Tampa International Airport

One Buc Place
• The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team headquarters were adjacent to the airport


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[15] http://tampaairport.com/shops/ airside_e_map.asp [16] http://tampaairport.com/shops/ airside_f_map.asp [17] Dead Listed in Drew Field Crash St. Petersburg Times, Mar 11, 1943 [18] Five Are Killed As Bombers Crash The Evening Independent, Mar 10, 1943 • TPA Airport Master Plan Requires Acrobat Reader 7 or higher. • Juan’s Tampa International Airport "America’s Favorite Airport" Fan-Page

Tampa International Airport
• Juan’s Tampa International Airport FanPage • Brian’s Airport Pictures • Drew Field Echoes, military newspaper for 1942–1945 when the airport was a military air field • FAA Airport Diagram(PDF), effective 07 May 2009 • Resources for this airport: • AirNav airport information for KTPA • ASN accident history for TPA • FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker • NOAA/NWS latest weather observations • SkyVector aeronautical chart for KTPA • FAA current TPA delay information

External links
• Tampa International Airport (official site)

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