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Tampa Airport Informational Guide to TPA Airport - NON OFFICIAL

Tampa Airport Terminal

This website is an informational guide and is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the Tampa International Airport or HCAA.

Tampa Airport consists of a landside main terminal surrounded by 4 Airside satellite structures.

Each Airside connects to the Landside Terminal through an elevated people mover (APM).

TPA was the first airport to have this type of Landside/Airside.


The terminal at Tampa Airport has the following levels:

Level 1

Baggage claim. Find in this level the baggage belts and also the ground transportation desk and car rental counters.

Please note that baggage belts are arranged in three section, where red and blue airlines have assigned their baggage belts. Red belts: 9 to 15, blue belts: 1 to 7.

Level 2

Ticketing. This is where the airline ticket counters are located or Blue and Red section.

Level 3

Transfer. From this level it is possible to transfer straight to A gates 1 to 18, C gates 30 to 45, E gates 62 to 75 and F gates 77 to 90.

Services: Food, drink and retail concessions (mostly at Landside but some at Airside), ATMs, currency exchange, information kiosks, chapel, travelers aid, hair salon, shoe shine, and access to Marriott Hotel.

Please note that levels 2 and 3 are split into the Red areas (North side) and Blue areas (South side).

Level 4

 Short-term parking.


Currently there are 4 active airsides: A, C, E and F, with a total of 62 gates.

Airside A

It has gates 1-12 and 14-18. 

Airlines: Jet Blue, Silver Airways, Spirit Airlines and United.

Airside C

It has gates 30-45. Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air and Sun Country Airlines exclusively use this Airside.

Airside E

It has gates 62-75. Handles international flights. It has Duty-Free and regular shops.

Airlines: Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Frontier.

Airside F

It has gates 76-90 and handles international flights. It has Duty-Free and regular shops.

The facility includes 2 airline lounges: the American Airlines Admirals Club and the International Club (which is used by British Airways passengers).

The customs/immigration center is located on level 1.

Airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Swoop, Swift Air and West Jet. 

Please note that some airlines offer flights to Cuban cities from this Airside.

Transfer between satellites

Please note that each satellite is connected by monorail (elevated people mover) to the Main Terminal.

*Monorail is out of service on Mondays between 12:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.


The services attached below can be found at Tampa Airport Terminal:

- Food, drink and retail concessions
- ATMs
- Currency exchange
- Information kiosks
- Chapel
- Travelers aid
- Hair salon
- Shoe shine

See more information at Services

Airline lounges

Delta Air Lines Delta Sky Club: Airside E. Open from 5:30am to 7:00pm. Services: snacks, Wi-Fi, drinks, Internet Terminals, Telephone, among others. 

American Airlines Admirals Club: Airside F. Services: snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi, TV, Internet Terminals, telephones, among others. 

USO Tampa Bay Welcome Center: Open from 8:00am to 8:00pm. Services: snacks, Internet Terminals, Wi-Fi, TV, among others.