TPA Records 2nd Busiest Day In Airport History
It’s no secret that Tampa is one of the most popular cities in the country right now. Tampa International Airport makes it easy for residents and travelers to get to their destination quickly, efficiently, and enjoy some great food and beverages along the way. This Thanksgiving, Tampa International Airport had its second busiest day in their airport history.
This year, Tampa International Airport saw a 6 percent increase in total passengers compared to 2022. There were 5,844 flights from Thursday November 16 to Sunday November 26. The total number of flights recorded an 18 percent increase over 2022’s Thanksgiving week. Over 840,000 passengers were served through TPA.
2023 was a big year for records at TPA. Back on March 19, 2023, the airport recorded its busiest day on record with 90,320. That is not surprising considering spring break is the busiest time of year for Florida. This Sunday, November 26, TPA recorded another huge milestone. 89,018 passengers traveled through TPA making it the second busiest day recorded in Airport history.
Is parking an issue at Tampa International Airport?
In 2023, getting to the airport shouldn’t be that hard. With rideshare like Lyft and Uber, you’ll find yourself at the front doors of the airport right on time. The downside to these apps is that rides can be very expensive. You might want to opt for an alternative method like parking on site. If your travel plans are shorter, it might be more economical to park in one of the lots.
The parking facilities were close to capacity this Thanksgiving weekend. Many people found it difficult to find a space. The parking team at TPA worked to ensure the Short Term, Long Term, and Economy garages had availability. The overflow lot was also an option near the Economy Garage.
According to TPA Executive Vice President of Operations and Guest Experience John Tiliacos, “Thanks to robust planning, preparation and execution by our various Airport teams – as well as our TSA, FAA, CBP and concessions partners – we delivered a first-class customer experience during one of the busiest times of the year,” Tiliacos said. “Throughout the week, we did what we do best in our business – connecting hundreds of thousands of people with friends and family efficiently and, more importantly, safely.”
TPA is already planning ahead for Christmas and New Year’s. If you’re planning on traveling during the holidays, you can pre-book your parking online, beforehand.. You’ll want to arrive at the airport two hours before departure for a faster drop-off and pickup.