Tampa has one of the fastest growing and most popular airports in the world, the largest seaport in Florida, a sophisticated interstate highway system, and strong backing for a 21st century public transportation system that will augment our existing transit options.

Fast facts:

  • Average of 215 daily departures, over 80 non-stop flights to domestic and international destinations and service to all major U.S. hubs, even throughout the pandemic
  • Tampa International Airport ranks second in airport satisfaction among large airports in North American – J.D. Power Airport Satisfaction Survey (2020)
  • Tampa International Airport ranks fourth U.S. Airport of any size in Travel + Leisure (2020)
  • Best Hygiene Measures among North America airports – ACI ASQ Survey (2020)
  • Conveniently located on the prime I-4 warehouse, distribution and logistics corridor
  • Easy access to Latin America and Europe from Tampa International Airport and exporting opportunities from Port Tampa Bay
  • Closest deep-water port to the Panama Canal and post-Panamax ready

Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport is consistently ranked among the world’s top airports by outlets such as J.D. Power & Associates, Travel + Leisure Magazine and Conde Nast.  With some of the shortest TSA wait times in the country and convenient access to the Westshore Business District and downtown Tampa.  TPA makes doing business in Tampa Bay easy.  Over the past several years, TPA has acquired new routes to connect Tampa Bay to the world’s foremost business hubs. However, due to the pandemic, TPA flight schedules are constantly changing.  To stay up-to-date on the latest nonstop destinations, visit:

Tampa International  Airport recently completed Phase 1 of its historic $1 billion construction program.  Guests and passengers now experience an expanded main terminal, world-class shopping and dining options and a 1.4-mile people mover that takes passengers seamlessly to a new state-of-the-art rental car facility.  Phase 2, which is currently underway, includes new express curbsides connected to the Main Terminal.  These curbsides will make the Tampa Airport experience even more convenient, quick and seamless for business travelers.  TPA has always been dedicated to the passenger journey and connecting the Tampa Bay region to the world.

Port Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay is the largest and most diversified port in Florida, with a footprint of more than 5,000 acres in its total complex and handling every kind of imaginable cargo plus robust cruise business. In 2018, Port Tampa Bay surpassed 1 million cruise passengers for the first time in its history.

The closest full-service port to the Panama Canal, Port Tampa Bay is a significant economic engine for Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the entire region. It has an economic impact of more than $17.2 billion and is responsible for more than 85,000 direct, indirect and related jobs.

With its bulk cargo, the longstanding foundation of Port Tampa Bay’s success, and cruise business thriving, Port Tampa Bay is eyeing growth opportunities in its shipping container business. Two years after it debuted two giant gantry cranes, Port Tampa Bay saw a 59 percent increase in its shipping container business in 2018, and port officials anticipate a 100,000-container year in the not too distant future.

Port Tampa Bay is an ideal location for import distribution centers and manufacturing operations. Learn more about real estate opportunities at Port Tampa Bay, Port Redwing, and Port Ybor here. 

Roads and Rail

Tampa and Hillsborough County are connected to the entire United States by roads and rail. Interstate systems I-4, I-75 and I-275 link the region to numerous major U.S. cities.

Tampa International Airport ranks #1 large airport in North America


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