(September 19, 2017) - Those who know Airport Operations Manager Dave Nicewinter will not be surprised to learn that one of his early childhood career aspirations was to be a weatherman. As a boy growing up in a small, rural town in Pennsylvania, Dave loved spending time outdoors, watching rainstorms, fascinated with weather disasters and phenomena such as wildfires and tornadoes.
(September 18, 2017) - Tampa International Airport today joined the Airports Council International Airport Carbon Accreditation program, furthering its commitment to its sustainable goals and applying best practices in carbon management. By entering the program, which launched in Europe in 2009 and in North America in 2014, TPA joined the 26 North American airports and 195 airports around the world that currently participate.
(September 7, 2017) - As a child of bar owners in Ireland, Four Green Fields bartender Fran Downes likes to say the business is in her blood. She also likes to live by her favorite Irish quote by William Butler Yeats: “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”
Sept. 7, 2017 - Icelandair today will launch nonstop, twice-weekly service to Reykjavík, Iceland, adding to Tampa International Airport's growing portfolio of international flights.
The route establishes a nonstop connection to Iceland, an increasingly popular tourism destination, and creates easy access to more than 25 destinations in Europe. It’s TPA’s third new European flight since 2011.
(August 17, 2017) For a job that requires parsing through budgets, organizing finances and providing guidance on annual expenses, there’s no better guy on the task than Antonio Hardeman. The Tampa International Airport Budget Manager loves crunching numbers, matching practices with policies, creating Excel spreadsheets and studying how a budget flows through an organization.
(August 16, 2017) If there’s ever a TPA Master Plan trivia night, there’s one person you will want to make sure is on your team – and she doesn’t even work at Tampa International Airport.
Ashley Durand, a Lutz resident and systems analyst at Moffitt Cancer Center, is one of the Master Plan’s most diligent students, bringing an insider-level knowledge of all things related to the Airport’s historic expansion.
(August 3, 2017) In Rion Russell’s office on the 2nd floor of the Long Term Parking Garage, there are no family photos, no mementos, no signs of what a passionate Kansas City Royals fan he is. The Hertz Rent-A-Car General Manager is not used to putting down roots and personalizing his office, having moved through six airports around the U.S. in the 13 years he’s worked for Hertz.
(August 3, 2017) Tampa International Airport’s second class of summer interns completed their intense six-week program today. The three area high school juniors were selected through a competitive process to participate in the airport management course developed by the Tampa Bay Regional Aeronautics Academy.
(August 3, 2017) Many of Tampa International Airport’s newly enhanced services and amenities are readily apparent and pleasing to the eye, but there is one recent upgrade that, hopefully, you may never see. TPA recently installed the latest technology in automated external defibrillators, or AED machines.
Beginning Sept. 1, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority will be enforcing new height restrictions regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, near Tampa International, Peter O. Knight, Tampa Executive and Plant City airports to ensure aircraft safety. The new runway protection zone will include areas that restrict drone use from zero to 200 feet for recreational users.
Drone operators, residents living near the airports and others interested in the restrictions may access an interactive map at: www.tampaairport.com/UAS.