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4730 Spruce St.
Tampa, FL US
4750 N. Dale Mabry Hw.
Tampa, FL US
Tampa Intl. Airport
Tampa, FL US
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A modest 160-acre tract of land called Drew Field, developed during the commercial aviation boom of 1927, went on to become a prominent Air Force base as well as Tampa, Florida's first international airport. Under US Army Air Force ownership, it was known as Drew Army Airfield and was expanded during World War II, despite a relatively uneventful history. By 1946, the airfield was relinquished to the federal government, who in turn handed it over to the Aviation Authority's airline operations to be used for commercial flights. On December 15, 1946 the new commercial airport chartered a flight from Tampa to Havana, Cuba, marking the airport's first international destination. In 1952, Drew Field Municipal Airport was renamed the Tampa International Airport.
Tampa International Airport is renowned for it innovative advances in airport technology and design. In the late 1950s, as runway congestion became a problem, the airport once again expanded utilizing a revolutionary terminal design. The Landside/Airside design was selected for construction in 1965 and was completed in 1971. The design was unique in that it connected the central "land" terminal to several new and expanded terminals (referred to "airside" terminals because they were built away from the central terminal) with eight trains known as people movers. While people movers are commonplace in today's airports, the Westinghouse eight were the first of their kind.
Today, the Tampa International Airport is a popular hub for both domestic and international travel. Travelers can book nonstop flights to popular overseas destinations including Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and several Carribbean islands. The airport in Tampa serves as a headquarters for United Express airlines' Silver Airways; other major airlines include Southwest, North American and British Airways. In 2011, Tampa International Airport was recognized by CNNGo as one of the ten best international airports.