Tampa Sees Room To Grow

TPA is eyeing a variety of popular but unserved O&Ds.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) believes significant route opportunities remain both at home and overseas, despite already serving more destinations now than before COVID-19.

Breeze now offers 10 destinations from TPA, and Avelo will soon launch the first-ever nonstop service to New Haven, Connecticut, which is “a testament to the resilience of our home market” according to TPA's director of research and air service development Alex Heiter.

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“In the near term TPA is focused on continuing to restore service lost due to COVID, while encouraging new O&D opportunities spawned by visitors flocking to Tampa Bay,” Heiter told Routes. “Longer term, TPA seeks to expand domestic and international service, including a variety of popular but unserved O&Ds.”

Heiter said the TPA team is looking forward to reconnecting face-to-face with airlines at World Routes 2021 to “hear about their plans and share our story—a vibrant and resilient region whose passenger recovery has strongly outpaced the overall US market.”

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