$27.6 million expansion proposed for Tampa airport
Published: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
TAMPA — Tampa International Airport plans to spend $27.6 million to expand its oldest airside terminal to accommodate increased international flights and eliminate bottlenecks at security gates and baggage claim areas.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/w49UF2) reports that the expansion would allow the airport to handle three wide-body international flights simultaneously.
The renovations are subject to approval by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority board. They will expand the baggage claim area at Airside F and the security area. The airside was built long before the heightened security requirements imposed since 9/11. The result is a bottleneck at the tram to take passengers to and from the landside terminal.