I agree that PIE
is unusual. I grew up in St. Petersburg, but I never used PIE
. I started a thread about PIE
several months ago and was surprised to learn that a handful of airlines offered service to both TPA
, even though they are only about 10 miles apart. I think the most recent case was with USAir Express serving PIE
with Beechcraft 1900 flights to/from MCO
(I believe this was discontinued in the mid 90's).
tried to lure Southwest when they announced their interest to serve the area. Southwest ended up choosing TPA
, with one of their complaints being PIE
's lack of jetways.