Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tampa Airport Car Rental

Tampa Airport
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Tampa International Airport (IATA code TPA) is a major public airport located six miles (11 km) west of the Tampa CBD, in Hillsborough County, Florida, USA.

Tampa Bay was the birthplace of commercial airline service, when pioneer aviator Tony Jannus flew the inaugural flight of the St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line on January 1, 1914, from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Tampa using a Benoist Flying Boat — the first scheduled commercial airline flight in the world using a heavier-than-air airplane.

Jet-powered operations began in 1959 when Eastern Air Lines introduced the Lockheed L-188 Electra. The following year National Airlines began turbojet service with the Douglas DC-8 jetliner. Flights to Mexico City began in 1961 with weekly service by Pan American.

Construction on the new terminal began in 1968 between the airport's parallel jet-capable runways. When completed in 1971 the new jetport was highly praised by the press. The airport's people mover system was the first such system in the world. Today, TPA Airport handles about 20 million passengers per year and improvements currently in progress will increase capacity to 25-million passengers a year. The airport's car rental market is in the top five among all U.S. Airports.
If you're flying into Tampa Airport, book ahead for a rental car through Tampa International Airport car rental.

Airlines using Tampa International Airport include:
  • AirTran Airways
  • Continental Airlines
  • Continental Connection operated by Gulfstream International Airlines
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Midwest Airlines
  • Midwest Connect operated by Republic Airways
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection operated by Comair
  • Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cayman Airways
  • US Airways
  • WestJet
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Video: A Boeing 737-700 lands at Tampa International Airport

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