Sep 16th 2022 | Posted in Transportation by Government Contracting Pipeline

Florida – Tampa International Airport (TPA) is ready to begin Phase III of its Master Plan and build a new Airside D. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Board of Directors approved the Aviation Authority’s Fiscal Year 2023 Capital and Operating Budget, which includes the new $787.4 million terminal.

Unsplash airport terminal 300x224 Tampa International Airport ready to take off with Airside D project

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The Airside D project was originally slated to begin in 2021 but was delayed due to COVID-19. This will be the fifth airside terminal at TPA, the first new one in more than 17 years, and will be paid for with a mix of federal and state grants, and airport-issued bonds.

Highlights of the Airside D project:

  • Construction is expected to start in 2024 and be completed in 2027.
  • The new terminal will enable the airport to serve an additional 13 million passengers by 2037.
  • Airside D’s 16 gates will serve domestic and international flights, bringing TPA’s total gates to 72.
  • The building will be about 563,000 square feet with vast concessions space, an outdoor terrace, customs and security facilities, as well as new screening, gate check-in, and bag processing technologies.

The Airside D project is part of the airport’s Capital Program and is the third and final phase of TPA’s Master Plan. Plans for Fiscal Year 2023, which runs from October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023, includes 29 projects totaling $891.8 million.

The Master Plan is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-required blueprint for development aimed at decongesting airport facilities and enabling future growth. Phases 1 and 2 included several major projects including the Main Terminal redevelopment, the Rental Car Center, SkyConnect Automated People Mover, roadway expansion, Central Utility Plant, and the new SkyCenter One office building.