Nearly 4 million passengers flew in and out of Tampa International Airport during the months of March and April. That's a new record for the airport, beating the previous mark set in 2007 by more than 50,000 passengers.
TPA's traffic peaked in 2007 with a record 19.3 million passengers for the year before passenger numbers decreased during the economic recession. Since 2010, TPA has seen passenger numbers increase year after year, and that traffic has now grown by nearly 14 percent between 2010 and 2016.
2017 could set a new passenger record at the airport. Airport officials credit new domestic routes added by existing airlines, as well as the growth of international service, which has seen a more than 100 percent increase in passengers between 2010 and 2016.