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TPA breaks single-day passenger record with 90,000+ travelers

Rendering of an airport terminal from above. Planes are docked at the terminal.
Rendering via Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport (TPA) just shattered its single-day passenger traffic record with more than 90,000 travelers moving through the award-winning airport on March 19. TPA officials were prepared for one of its busiest spring break seasons on record. New express lanes for passengers without checked bags, and expedited checkpoints to terminals have helped the airport handle the influx of visitors.

Before this month, the previous record travel day was 86,000 on March 20, 2022. In all, five of the busiest 10 passenger days on record have occurred in the past three weeks, according to a release from Tampa International Airport. March 18 and March 19 appear to have been the busiest weekend in TPA’s history.


a rendering of an airport terminal with passengers walking through shops and restaurants.
A look at the future of TPA | Rendering via Tampa International Airport

TPA has its busiest weekend in airport history

“We were expecting this year’s spring break period to be record-breaking at TPA, and we haven’t been disappointed,” Airport Vice President of Operations Adam Bouchard said. “Our passenger volume is only projected to grow in the future, so we will continue to work diligently with our airline and business partners to maintain the high level of safety, service and customer satisfaction our travelers expect from Tampa International Airport.“

If you’re opting not to use a taxi/uber/lyft/generous friend to get to the airport, TPA offers online booking for parking, which has discounted pricing on its Short Term, Long Term and Economy garages, some of which may reach capacity during peak days. Online bookings also help TPA anticipate demand and manage its garage space availability, making parking easier for everyone.

TPA is also the first airport in the country to partner with UberEats. Passengers can order food in advance, and pick it up right in the terminal to avoid long lines.


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