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Flights resume at Tampa International Airport

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Tampa International Airport is back in business after Hurricane Irma.

TIA officials announced a limited flight schedule will begin Tuesday with a “gradual build-up to a full schedule over the following days.” For anyone wanting to fly in or out of TIA, check with airlines for details on specific flights.

A few tips on travel, according to the TIA website:

For the latest updates from Tampa International Airport, follow @FlyTPA on Twitter and Instagram or find them at Facebook/FlyTPA.

Visit your airline website for the policy and guidelines to change your flight or rebook travel during a storm advisory.

Please check with your airline for flight status before coming at the Airport to travel or to meet an arriving flight.

The Airport is not a designated shelter and roads to and from the Airport may become inaccessible under certain conditions limiting available resources. For comfort and safety, airport officials ask that anyone needing to evacuate find a designated shelter in your area that is equipped and staffed to handle the needs of stranded individuals for an extended period of time. 

Helpful links:

National Hurricane Center

Florida Division of Emergency Management

List of public shelters in Pinellas County

List of public shelters in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County General Aviation Airports:

Due to Hurricane Irma, Hillsborough County’s three General Aviation Airports, Peter O. Knight Airport (TPF), Plant City Airport (PCM), and Tampa Executive Airport (VDF) have stopped services, including fuel and hangar services, beginning noon Saturday, Sept. 9.  PETER O. KNIGHT AIRPORT, PLANT CITY AIRPORT, AND TAMPA EXECUTIVE AIRPORT WILL BE CLOSED STARTING AT 3 P.M. ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 9.


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