Tampa Airport (TPA)
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Tampa Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Tampa Airport has won plaudits for its architecture and an excellent design using satellite airside gates.
  • Until 1952 Tampa Airport was known as the Drew Field Municipal Airport.
  • Tampa Airport created the first ever people mover system, a network of trains to help people move about the terminals.
  • The first ever commercial airline service flew from Tampa to nearby St Petersburg, Florida, in 1914.
  • Pan American Airlines was the first company to start weekly flights to Mexico City from Tampa Airport.

Tampa Airport Mini Guide

Tampa Airport has been praised for the design of the terminal and the concept of landside and airside within the terminal. It was pioneering when it used people movers to get people from the central terminal, which is the landside, to the gates which are the airside.

To reach the airport simply follow the connection to the 589 and follow the airport signs. When you are in your Car Hire Tampa Airport vehicle simply follow the road and connect to your destination. There is one main terminal building that is connected to the gates. The airport has modern facilities that include economy parking and shops and restaurants.

Tampa Airport

There are more than 19 million passengers per annum that use the airport and there are flights to and from destinations such as the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and Canada.  In the main terminal there are three levels which are Level 1 and this is where you will find the baggage claim. The baggage claim is based on a colour coded system depending on your airline. Level 2 is the ticketing and check-in area and Level 3 is the Transfer Level. This is where you connect to the gates and there is a large shopping area known as Airport Galleria.

The current airsides are marked A, C, E and F ad there are 62 gates. Airsides E and F contain duty free in addition to the regular shops. The different airlines that fly out of the airport have their own airside such as Southwest Airlines is found at Airside C.

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Tampa International Airport (airport code TPA) is an important public airport in Florida which welcomes nearly 17 million passengers annually. It serves the wider Tampa Bay Area and there are over 80 daily flights, mostly within America. There are also non stop destinations to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean which makes Tampa airport a good choice for Americans who are going on short haul holidays.

Furthermore TPA is only 11 kilometres away from the central business district of Tampa which makes it perfect for our executive customers who need car rentals in Tampa airport for business purposes. The airport is a hub for Gulfstream International Airlines which is under the Continental Connection umbrella.

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