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Tampa International Airport was heralded for its impressive architecture and its Landside/Airside terminal, which is a first of its kind in the world. Formerly known as the Drew Field Municipal Airport, TPA is situated along George J. Bean Parkway in Tampa, Florida.  Tampa Airport is owned by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and was included in CNNGo's “10 best airports” in 2011. It handles some of the major airlines in the United States, including Southwest Airlines, Silver Airways, and North American Airlines. 

Currently, TPA serves non-stop flights to 75 destinations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Mexico, Panama, and the Caribbean. There are only two airports in the country that offers chartered flights to the Cuban cities of Havana, Santa Clara, and Holguin; and one of these airports is Tampa. In 2013, Tampa International Airport received 16,920,086 passengers; making it the 31st busiest airport in North America based on passenger movements. There are four airsides at TPA: A, C, E and F with a total of 62 gates. All airsides have a gift shop, food court, and smoking patios.

Why book a car rental at Tampa Airport?

Below are some of the outstanding reasons why our customers prefer to book with us.

  1. There are several ground transportation options at Tampa Airport, but most passengers prefer renting a car. In fact, the car rental market of the airport is among the top five in US Airports.  There are rental counters at the airport, but the queue can get really long during the peak season. If you're in a hurry, it is advisable to book a Tampa Airport car rental through VrooomVroomVroom. 
  2. You can even rent a car in less than two minutes with our fast and easy booking process. But we recommend you rent a car at Tampa airport in advance so you will have more choices in vehicles and avoid the long queue. 
  3. We at VroomVroomVroom have listed down the best Tampa Airport car rental deals to make your search easier. Our Price Promise guarantees you of having the best rate in car rental. 
  4. No booking and modification fees. You can also cancel for free as long as you do it 48 hours prior your pickup. 
  5. Outstanding service -If you need help in booking or have any question, contact our customer care experts via email, phone, live chat or even on Facebook

Driving tips at Tampa Airport

Tampa International Airport has one of the highest car rental markets among US airports. Passengers can choose to rent through on airport or off airport car rental companies. There are rental counters situated across the walkways of the Red Baggage Claim Area and Blue Baggage Claim Area.  If your preferred Tampa Airport car rental company doesn't have a rental counter at the airport, then you can take the courtesy vehicle service to get to the depot of the rental car company. The shuttle can be found at the Commercial Ground Transportation Quadrants, which is situated on the corners of the Baggage Claim Level. 

The airport is just six miles away from Downtown Tampa and adjacent to the Bay Street and International Plaza and can be accessed via Interstate 275, Interstate 75, Highway 60, and Veterans Expressway.  With a car rental Tampa Airport, you can easily explore the beautiful city of Tampa and do all sorts of fun activities listed here

Do you want to learn more about Tampa International Airport?

Tampa Bay made its mark in aviation history when Tony Jannus flew the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line in 1914; making it the world's first scheduled commercial airline flight. Tampa International Airport was originally called Drew Field back in 1928. The City of Tampa leased the airfield to the US Government in 1940. It was renamed to Drew Army Airfield and was used as a training center by the Third Air Force. 

The US government returned Drew Field to the City of Tampa after World War II. Because of the airfield's expansion, some of the airlines at Peter O. Knight Airport moved to Drew Army Field. In 1950, Trans Canada Airlines started offering international flights thus the name of the airport was changed to Tampa International Airport

The second terminal was established near the intersection of West Shore Blvd. and Columbus Drive on 1952. The airport leaders finally chose a design for the Landside/Airside after a careful study in 1965. After three years, they started the construction of the Terminal Complex and the Landside/Airside was opened to the public on 1971. 

The number of passengers increased to 4 million after a year of full operation. The passenger traffic continues to increase up about 20% each month. Tampa International Airport has undergone many improvements and expansions as years went by. Included in the plan were the widened Terminal Parkway system (1982), consolidated Air Cargo Terminal (1984), second Airport Rescue and Fire station (1987), Long Term Parking Garage (1991), and the final Airside (1995). 

Tampa Airport received many recognition because of its service and design, including Travel + Leisure Magazine's “Best Airport” in 2008. It also ranked second in the list of US airports with the most on-time arrivals and departures based on the survey of the U.S. Department of Transportation

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