Tampa Bay’s other airport sees record June
The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport recorded the busiest June in its history in 2014, serving 121,598 passengers. That number is up nearly 64% from 2012, and is a 28% increase over 2013. Through June, year-to-date traffic is up 23% at the airport.
The Florida airport sits just across Tampa Bay from the much larger Tampa International Airport, and has become a popular secondary airport for visitors to the Tampa Bay area. Steady growth by leisure carrier Allegiant Air and a major renovation that saw the introduction of jet-bridges to the airport have fueled the significant growth in the last two years at the airport.
On May 30, PEOPLExpress announced it would begin flying to St. Petersburg-Clearwater from its base at Newport News, Virginia on August 28. Sun Country also announced that it will return to PIE in August with flights to Gulfport/Biloxi International on behalf of Beau Rivage Casino.