by Leo Jakobson | October 24, 2018

Tampa International Airport is growing, with a $2 billion expansion and renovation project underway. The phase-one work included road work, a new 1.4-mile SkyConnect people mover, an expansion of the main terminal, a new rental car center and the addition of several local restaurants to the dining options. Phase two, which starts this year, includes a 17-acre commercial development with a hotel and curbside expansion work. Phase 3 , which has not begun yet, will see the addition of a new 16-gate terminal.

Over the past year, TPA announced new service to more than 30 destinations:

  • Air Transat launched non-stop service from Montreal and Toronto.
  • Copa Airlines started daily service from Panama City, Panama, up from four days a week.
  • Delta Air Lines announced non-stop daily service to Amsterdam beginning next May.
  • Frontier Airlines launched new non-stop flights, including Colorado Springs, Colo.; Buffalo, NY; Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Islip, N.Y.; Kansas City, Mo.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; Providence, R.I.; Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; and St. Louis, Mo.; as well as seasonal service from Chicago-O'Hare.
  • Norwegian Air launched twice weekly non-stop service to London's Gatwick Airport.
  • Spirit Airlines announced new service to Columbus, Ohio; New Orleans; Hartford, Conn.; Philadelphia and Pittsburg, Pa.; and Ashville and Greensboro, N.C.
  • Southwest Airlines launched its 38th nonstop destination to Tampa, from San Diego. It also announced new service to Los Angeles.
  • Sun Country announced service to Madison, Wis.; Dallas-Fort Worth; and St. Louis, Mo.
  • Swoop launched seasonal service to Hamilton, Ontario.
  • United Airlines is adding a second daily flight from San Francisco.