Tampa International Airport and many Tampa residents have campaigned exhaustively for non-stop service from Tampa to the tech hub that is San Francisco. Janet Zink, Danny Valentine, Emily Nipps, Kari Goetz created the group #TPA2SF, which is dedicated to collecting testimonials from frequent travelers to the San Francisco area about how non-stop flights would benefit them and the city.
The group currently has 1,390 members. Their mission can be chalked up to a complete success. Later in the year, United Airlines will begin providing service from Tampa International Airport to San Francisco International Airport.
TPA officials are expected to make the announcement today at noon. You can catch the full press conference on their Facebook page.