About Us

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is the premier gateway to the West Coast of Florida with a market area of 7.3 million people living within a two-hour drive.  The airport serves approximately 17 million passengers per year with 77 domestic and international destinations.  Travel and Leisure Magazine recently ranked TPA second among all U.S. airports, while industry benchmark ASQ ranks TPA third best globally for its category.  The Aviation Authority is responsible for the management and development of Tampa International Airport, Peter O. Knight Airport; Tampa Executive Airport; and the Plant City Airport. 

Headquartered on the premises of Tampa International Airport grounds, in the heart of Hillsborough County, career opportunities at the Aviation Authority know no geographical bounds. When asked by our team members to describe their career and the airport’s mission in one phrase we heard words like inspiring, innovative, leading the charge, exciting! 

The Authority is staffed by over 600 employees in more than 20 departments representing a talented and diverse workforce. As a premiere employer in the Tampa Bay area, we offer a competitive total compensation plan that includes health, dental and retirement benefits as well as a variety of positions with varying functions.  Opportunities for growth and advancement allow our employees a chance to build a career that is right for them.  Our employees know that they are a part of a much bigger picture that directly impacts the Tampa Bay community and the residents in this region.  If you believe you have what it takes to be part of our team click the Career link to review our current list of career opportunities.

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