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Jetblue adds new direct route to North Carolina from TPA

Aerial view of Tampa International Airport

Jetblue just announced new daily service to Raleigh, North Carolina from Tampa International Airport beginning in February. This is the 7th nonstop route Jetblue has announced out of Tampa International Airport this year. The other routes are:




Washington DCA




New York (LGA)

The airport also jut debuted nonstop flights to Key West on American Airlines and Columbia, SC on Silver Airways.

You can see all the TPA news on the airport’s website.

The airport also announced it would continue its COVID-19 testing program in the main terminal through the end of the year after a successful October pilot program. 

The COVID-19 testing site is located in the airport’s Main Terminal, near the entrance to Airside F. When it launched on Oct. 1, TPA became the first airport in the country to offer two types of FDA-approved COVID-19 tests (Polymerase Chain Reaction and rapid antigen) for all departing and arriving passengers.

Here are a few highlights of the program courtesy of TPA:

  • An average of 130 to 140 passenger tests per day during the pilot
  • Completed more than 3,000 passenger tests in October
  • PCR is the most popular test among travelers
  • Majority of those tested were departing passengers who tested days in advance of travel

Testing services will continue to be offered on a walk-in basis, seven days a week. Starting on Nov. 2, the testing site will have new hours of operation: Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 1:30pm and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and Sunday.

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