This year Tampa International Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It’s an appropriate time to reflect on the futuristic approach of TIA—from the hub-and-spoke terminal and tram system to biometric gate checks and air taxis.
But let’s not take for granted two consummate game-changers. TIA is presciently located in the urban hub of the Tampa Bay market—not some far-flung suburb. And it has long prioritized passengers over planes. Thank you and happy anniversary, TIA.