Tampa International Airport breaks its all-time spring break passenger record

Aerial view of Tampa International Airport

The spring break season officially ended on April 10. A deluge of major events, the allure of our beautiful beaches, and the volume hot new hotels made Tampa a must visit destination. Add to it the almost daily accolades thrown at Tampa from National and International outlets alike and you have all the makings of a wild excursion season. In total, TPA officials estimate 2.5 million passengers traveled through the airport during spring break.

On Sunday, March 19, TPA had its busiest day on record with more than 90,000 passengers traveling through the Airport. That Saturday and Sunday combined saw more than 178,000 passengers, also a record for the busiest weekend in TPA history.

So far in the first 10 days of April, TPA is seeing nearly 6 percent higher traffic than the same period in April 2019.


Unlike the winter holiday periods, TPA saw fewer operational disruptions with airline delays and cancelations, making for a relatively smooth spring break. The average TSA checkpoint wait time for travelers was under 10 minutes.

TPA’s new blue and red express lanes for passengers without checked bags, their new partnership with Uber Eats, and more contactless innovations have helped assist in moving travelers expediently to their respective gates.

You can learn more about the airport, new routes, and upcoming events by visiting its website.


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