TAMPA, FL (WWSB) - A record breaking month for Tampa International Airport. The airport seeing a record 2,192,602 passengers in March, making it the busiest single month in Airport history.
The record beat the previous high set in March 2017 by more than 200,000 passengers. Since the fiscal year began on October 1, TPA has served 10,761,239 passengers, or nearly 10 percent more than the same period last year.
Airport officials credit both domestic and international passenger growth. International passenger travel was up 12.3 percent while domestic was up 9.6 percent. Frontier Airlines was TPA's fastest growing carrier, seeing nearly 117 percent growth, and more than doubling its total number of passengers during this period. Spirit Airlines saw 45.5 percent growth while Southwest Airlines, TPA's largest carrier, grew more than 4 percent – serving more than 3.5 million passengers.
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