Tampa International Airport is a public airport six miles west of Downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. This airport is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. It has been praised for its architecture and Landside/Airside design of a central terminal ("landside") connected by people movers to satellite gates ("airsides"), a pioneering concept when designed in the late 1960s. The airport was called Drew Field Municipal Airport until 1952.
Tampa International Airport is a hub for Silver Airways. Southwest Airlines operates a focus city in TPA and carries the airport's largest share of passengers, operating up to 84 daily flights. The airport presently serves 80 non-stop destinations throughout North America, Central America, and Europe. Tampa is also one of only two airports in the United States to host regularly scheduled charters to four Cuban cities: Camagüey, Havana, Holguín and Santa Clara. The airport handled 18,815,452 passengers in 2015, making it the 31st busiest airport by passenger movements in North America. In 2011, it was called one of the 10 best airports by CNNGo.