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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:36 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
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Wneast wrote:
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Southwest is adding DAL and GRR from SRQ. Starting June 12,2021 as Saturday only, but like with the other seasonal destinations I can only imagine its a matter of time before they are almost daily!

https://srq-airport.com/southwest-adds- ... ng-flights

What other airports is there for southwest to add from SRQ ?


Denver, Las Vegas would have been awesome. I can’t imagine Californians would come this way so not sure about any of cities there.

At this rate though Southwest will need a second gate, maybe they will help fund the new concourse to get it built earlier and just for them. lol

Yeah how many flights will they have at the peak time ?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:51 pm

Wneast wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
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Wneast wrote:
What other airports is there for southwest to add from SRQ ?


Denver, Las Vegas would have been awesome. I can’t imagine Californians would come this way so not sure about any of cities there.

At this rate though Southwest will need a second gate, maybe they will help fund the new concourse to get it built earlier and just for them. lol

Yeah how many flights will they have at the peak time ?


Saturday April 17th and 24th there are 12 Southwest flights scheduled. Once the second daily MDW and the June flights kick in it will be 15 Saturday flights after middle of June.

Coworker of mine who also works for the ground contractor for Southwest said that Southwest is planning on bringing its own employees below wing.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:13 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
Wneast wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
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Denver, Las Vegas would have been awesome. I can’t imagine Californians would come this way so not sure about any of cities there.

At this rate though Southwest will need a second gate, maybe they will help fund the new concourse to get it built earlier and just for them. lol

Yeah how many flights will they have at the peak time ?


Saturday April 17th and 24th there are 12 Southwest flights scheduled. Once the second daily MDW and the June flights kick in it will be 15 Saturday flights after middle of June.

Coworker of mine who also works for the ground contractor for Southwest said that Southwest is planning on bringing its own employees below wing.

Are they using another gate during that time since that’s seems like a lot for one gate ?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:12 pm

Wneast wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Yeah how many flights will they have at the peak time ?


Saturday April 17th and 24th there are 12 Southwest flights scheduled. Once the second daily MDW and the June flights kick in it will be 15 Saturday flights after middle of June.

Coworker of mine who also works for the ground contractor for Southwest said that Southwest is planning on bringing its own employees below wing.

Are they using another gate during that time since that’s seems like a lot for one gate ?


They use B10, and as needed the international B8 gate.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:38 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
Wneast wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:

Saturday April 17th and 24th there are 12 Southwest flights scheduled. Once the second daily MDW and the June flights kick in it will be 15 Saturday flights after middle of June.

Coworker of mine who also works for the ground contractor for Southwest said that Southwest is planning on bringing its own employees below wing.

Are they using another gate during that time since that’s seems like a lot for one gate ?


They use B10, and as needed the international B8 gate.

At this rate there going need a whole terminal to them selfs
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:17 pm

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SRQLOT wrote:
Wneast wrote:
Are they using another gate during that time since that’s seems like a lot for one gate ?


They use B10, and as needed the international B8 gate.

At this rate there going need a whole terminal to them selfs


Haha! They had the opportunity to almost have the rest of the terminal few years back, but you know Covid and necessary change of operations wasn’t needed.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:18 pm

Can SRQ temporairly reactivate terminal 'D?' Is it still there?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:46 pm

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Can SRQ temporairly reactivate terminal 'D?' Is it still there?


Not really, they can park planes over there maybe but the terminal facilities for D were converted into a large conference room and it was drywalled off from the ticketing area.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:47 pm

I know not many care but SRQ had its highest ever month!

277,590 passengers came thru SRQ this past March, previous record was 255,247 in March of 1990, so congrats SRQ!!

“Three years ago, the airport had six airlines serving 12 nonstop destinations, and in March of this year it had 10 airlines serving 45 nonstop destinations.”
https://news.google.com/articles/CBMikg ... id=US%3Aen

Any other US airport broke its own record so far since the pandemic?

And who else could still be seen getting into SRQ? I’m always confused that Silver Airways never got in.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:41 am

Anyone have details on the SWA expansion at SRQ? IND 8x week, STL daily, MCI, CVG. Any others?
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:49 am

Sun Country to begin 4x weekly flights to PIE from MSP. Will compliment service to TPA. Starts Nov 25.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:03 am

Oceanic wrote:
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Can SRQ temporairly reactivate terminal 'D?' Is it still there?


Not really, they can park planes over there maybe but the terminal facilities for D were converted into a large conference room and it was drywalled off from the ticketing area.


Where is/was terminal D? Anyone have any pictures or the layout?

Also, was curious if the master plan has any images showing where the terminal addition will be placed?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:05 am

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Anyone have details on the SWA expansion at SRQ? IND 8x week, STL daily, MCI, CVG. Any others?

CLE too
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:09 am

SRQ-Denver as well, that’s 4 new cities.brings it up to 15 I believe.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 03, 2021 11:12 am

CMHSRQ wrote:
Anyone have details on the SWA expansion at SRQ? IND 8x week, STL daily, MCI, CVG. Any others?


This article says Southwest will be at 16 destinations out of SRQ.
https://news.google.com/articles/CBMidm ... id=US%3Aen

And “SRQ Airport is not only 100% recovered, but we are breaking all-time records in the history of the airport for the month of March,” Stuckey said, reiterating how much the addition of Southwest Airlines flights has spurred growth. The airport saw 277,000 passengers in the month of March, and, according to Stuckey, they are on track to have 350,000 in April. The numbers are higher than the pre-COVID 2019 statistics.”
Southwest definitely showing it’s muscle!
https://www.amisun.com/2021/04/30/saras ... ite-covid/

The current schedule for June for SRQ I think needs to be updated. I don’t think it has all the new Southwest additions. Saturdays will be impressive
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Wed May 12, 2021 3:40 pm

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Where is/was terminal D? Anyone have any pictures or the layout?


srqd.png


The entrance was east of the ticketing area. There were never any jet bridges as it primarily served turboprops and small commuter jets like American Eagle E135's and Saab 340's. It had just a small security screening area, a big holding room, and a small non-belt luggage area. There was an observation area outside the ticketing area east of it, basically a grassy knoll on a slight hill with some sort of sun shade I recall, where you could take photos and watch the commuter traffic. They'd park the planes pretty close to the fence. Not sure if that's still there or not.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Wed May 12, 2021 4:43 pm

Oceanic wrote:
ATLFlyer1234 wrote:
Where is/was terminal D? Anyone have any pictures or the layout?


srqd.png

The entrance was east of the ticketing area. There were never any jet bridges as it primarily served turboprops and small commuter jets like American Eagle E135's and Saab 340's. It had just a small security screening area, a big holding room, and a small non-belt luggage area. There was an observation area outside the ticketing area east of it, basically a grassy knoll on a slight hill with some sort of sun shade I recall, where you could take photos and watch the commuter traffic. They'd park the planes pretty close to the fence. Not sure if that's still there or not.


Was that a pic that didn't load? Thanks for the description, though.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Wed May 12, 2021 11:42 pm

Oceanic wrote:
ATLFlyer1234 wrote:
Where is/was terminal D? Anyone have any pictures or the layout?


srqd.png

The entrance was east of the ticketing area. There were never any jet bridges as it primarily served turboprops and small commuter jets like American Eagle E135's and Saab 340's. It had just a small security screening area, a big holding room, and a small non-belt luggage area. There was an observation area outside the ticketing area east of it, basically a grassy knoll on a slight hill with some sort of sun shade I recall, where you could take photos and watch the commuter traffic. They'd park the planes pretty close to the fence. Not sure if that's still there or not.



The hill is still there with the bench, I like to sit there, definitely one of the best spots. The old training room for TTG security was that the old concourse?
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sun May 16, 2021 4:22 pm

Does anyone know if the new RSW Tower/TRACON is still on schedule to open sometime and what quarter of 2022?
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 2:06 am

I thinks it’s actually on schedule for completion by the beginning of October of this year.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 3:56 am

From the Breeze News and Discussion thread, TPA-CHS will be the first Breeze route. Any guesses on which airside they will use? If you follow Captain Markovitch's spotting channel on YouTube, Breeze has conducted test flights out of Airside F, so I suppose that's where they're going to go.

Also worth noting 3M flies this route nonstop, so I wonder if the new route will impact the competitiveness in the market (ATR vs E190/E195).
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 5:10 am

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From the Breeze News and Discussion thread, TPA-CHS will be the first Breeze route. Any guesses on which airside they will use? If you follow Captain Markovitch's spotting channel on YouTube, Breeze has conducted test flights out of Airside F, so I suppose that's where they're going to go.

Also worth noting 3M flies this route nonstop, so I wonder if the new route will impact the competitiveness in the market (ATR vs E190/E195).


I also saw it at F one day, and it makes sense as it’s not that heavily used compared to other concourses. Not like European flights will come back soon, and I’m not sure if American at any point actually filled all the gates at the same time.

I don’t think Breeze will be daily correct? So might be complimentary to 3M.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 6:12 am

SRQLOT wrote:
phatfarmlines wrote:
From the Breeze News and Discussion thread, TPA-CHS will be the first Breeze route. Any guesses on which airside they will use? If you follow Captain Markovitch's spotting channel on YouTube, Breeze has conducted test flights out of Airside F, so I suppose that's where they're going to go.

Also worth noting 3M flies this route nonstop, so I wonder if the new route will impact the competitiveness in the market (ATR vs E190/E195).


I also saw it at F one day, and it makes sense as it’s not that heavily used compared to other concourses. Not like European flights will come back soon, and I’m not sure if American at any point actually filled all the gates at the same time.

I don’t think Breeze will be daily correct? So might be complimentary to 3M.


From Captain Markovitch's spotting videos, AA spilled some flights over to Airside E (late night arrival RONs, early morning departure) during the Christmas/New Year's holiday rush. Otherwise, I concur about current Airside F usage especially with the missing TATL bank. Though with flights quickly ramping up in the post-COVID period, I think TPA will return back to its pre-COVID gate crunch later this year.

The only other puzzle piece with regards to gate allocation is F9's intentions on expansion with its forthcoming crew base. I'm predicting some of F9's growth flights may spill to Airside F.

Not sure about Breeze on TPA-CHS being daily.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 7:37 am

phatfarmlines wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
phatfarmlines wrote:
From the Breeze News and Discussion thread, TPA-CHS will be the first Breeze route. Any guesses on which airside they will use? If you follow Captain Markovitch's spotting channel on YouTube, Breeze has conducted test flights out of Airside F, so I suppose that's where they're going to go.

Also worth noting 3M flies this route nonstop, so I wonder if the new route will impact the competitiveness in the market (ATR vs E190/E195).


I also saw it at F one day, and it makes sense as it’s not that heavily used compared to other concourses. Not like European flights will come back soon, and I’m not sure if American at any point actually filled all the gates at the same time.

I don’t think Breeze will be daily correct? So might be complimentary to 3M.


From Captain Markovitch's spotting videos, AA spilled some flights over to Airside E (late night arrival RONs, early morning departure) during the Christmas/New Year's holiday rush. Otherwise, I concur about current Airside F usage especially with the missing TATL bank. Though with flights quickly ramping up in the post-COVID period, I think TPA will return back to its pre-COVID gate crunch later this year.

The only other puzzle piece with regards to gate allocation is F9's intentions on expansion with its forthcoming crew base. I'm predicting some of F9's growth flights may spill to Airside F.

Not sure about Breeze on TPA-CHS being daily.



Is Southwest leasing all the gates in C? It seems like they have a very banked operation into C, maybe someone could be squeezed in there? I know Frontier few years ago got moved out, but even in Captains videos you can see at times no Southwest aircraft at gates. The most crowded airside to me every time has been A.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 1:55 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
phatfarmlines wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:

I also saw it at F one day, and it makes sense as it’s not that heavily used compared to other concourses. Not like European flights will come back soon, and I’m not sure if American at any point actually filled all the gates at the same time.

I don’t think Breeze will be daily correct? So might be complimentary to 3M.


From Captain Markovitch's spotting videos, AA spilled some flights over to Airside E (late night arrival RONs, early morning departure) during the Christmas/New Year's holiday rush. Otherwise, I concur about current Airside F usage especially with the missing TATL bank. Though with flights quickly ramping up in the post-COVID period, I think TPA will return back to its pre-COVID gate crunch later this year.

The only other puzzle piece with regards to gate allocation is F9's intentions on expansion with its forthcoming crew base. I'm predicting some of F9's growth flights may spill to Airside F.

Not sure about Breeze on TPA-CHS being daily.



Is Southwest leasing all the gates in C? It seems like they have a very banked operation into C, maybe someone could be squeezed in there? I know Frontier few years ago got moved out, but even in Captains videos you can see at times no Southwest aircraft at gates. The most crowded airside to me every time has been A.


AS and SY use gates C44 & C45, the rest being used by WN. In theory, Breeze could be placed at C44 & C45 with a small schedule and the RONed aircraft could be hardstanded then towed to the gate for boarding.

There's no more room at Airside A as you noted. B6 has spilled to the UA gates a few times from the spotting videos. It also doesn't help that 3M is using gate A3, a fully capable mainline gate.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 2:25 pm

phatfarmlines wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
phatfarmlines wrote:

From Captain Markovitch's spotting videos, AA spilled some flights over to Airside E (late night arrival RONs, early morning departure) during the Christmas/New Year's holiday rush. Otherwise, I concur about current Airside F usage especially with the missing TATL bank. Though with flights quickly ramping up in the post-COVID period, I think TPA will return back to its pre-COVID gate crunch later this year.

The only other puzzle piece with regards to gate allocation is F9's intentions on expansion with its forthcoming crew base. I'm predicting some of F9's growth flights may spill to Airside F.

Not sure about Breeze on TPA-CHS being daily.



Is Southwest leasing all the gates in C? It seems like they have a very banked operation into C, maybe someone could be squeezed in there? I know Frontier few years ago got moved out, but even in Captains videos you can see at times no Southwest aircraft at gates. The most crowded airside to me every time has been A.


AS and SY use gates C44 & C45, the rest being used by WN. In theory, Breeze could be placed at C44 & C45 with a small schedule and the RONed aircraft could be hardstanded then towed to the gate for boarding.

There's no more room at Airside A as you noted. B6 has spilled to the UA gates a few times from the spotting videos. It also doesn't help that 3M is using gate A3, a fully capable mainline gate.


Completely forgot about AS and SY! I guess since I never see them at a gate I didn’t even think they were at C, although surprised that AS isn’t with American. And I guess I’m so used to knowing where to go I don’t even look at the signs at which airlines are where, haha.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 2:29 pm

Talking about RSW from earlier in the thread, is the new 22+ lane security checkpoint done? I haven’t been down there in almost 3 years. I always liked that you could see the apron from the middle open area and not have to be thru security.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 2:53 pm

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Completely forgot about AS and SY! I guess since I never see them at a gate I didn’t even think they were at C, although surprised that AS isn’t with American.


I would not be surprised if AS moves to Airside F. Prior to the AS/AA relationship when AS had its relationship with DL (NW), AS tended to use DL facilities at spoke airports.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 3:00 pm

Heard on local news yesterday here in Tampa that flights to LGW are scheduled to resume on June 14, Zurich in late July and Frankfurt in September. Would be great if this came to fruition, but only time will tell.

On anther note, did anyone catch the Atlas 744 and the Omni 772 that were here on Friday and departed for Europe overnight?
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 3:22 pm

This might help with visualization of TPA’s gates and leases: https://www.tampaairport.com/sites/defa ... 202021.pdf
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 3:44 pm

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This might help with visualization of TPA’s gates and leases: https://www.tampaairport.com/sites/defa ... 202021.pdf


Thank you! I did not realize TPA had that many widebody gates! Unfortunately as it is mostly (99%) narrowbodies.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Mon May 17, 2021 4:06 pm

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This might help with visualization of TPA’s gates and leases: https://www.tampaairport.com/sites/defa ... 202021.pdf

Excellent resource, thank you!
 
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Mon May 17, 2021 5:49 pm

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On anther note, did anyone catch the Atlas 744 and the Omni 772 that were here on Friday and departed for Europe overnight?


Captain Markovitch's Youtube spotting channel captured the Atlas 744 (passenger configured) arrival. FR24 shows both left from the GA ramp to FRA, so I presume these are military charters.

SRQLOT wrote:
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This might help with visualization of TPA’s gates and leases: https://www.tampaairport.com/sites/defa ... 202021.pdf


Thank you! I did not realize TPA had that many widebody gates! Unfortunately as it is mostly (99%) narrowbodies.


With the exception of the corner gates and DL gates E62/E64 which were specifically set up for the 767, most of the "Group V (Group 5)" widebody gates at TPA will require blocking another nearby gate.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue May 18, 2021 1:15 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
Talking about RSW from earlier in the thread, is the new 22+ lane security checkpoint done? I haven’t been down there in almost 3 years. I always liked that you could see the apron from the middle open area and not have to be thru security.


No, still had the single entry point at Terminal C. Unless I was completely blind I didn't even notice any work being done to put it in place.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Wed May 19, 2021 6:18 pm

Elite Airways back at SRQ (Starting in July, nonstop to HPN with beyond connections to PWM, ACK, and MVY):

https://www.bradenton.com/news/business ... 76998.html

Source: Bradenton Herald
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Wed May 19, 2021 9:15 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
Talking about RSW from earlier in the thread, is the new 22+ lane security checkpoint done? I haven’t been down there in almost 3 years. I always liked that you could see the apron from the middle open area and not have to be thru security.


Nothing has changed yet with the TSA checkpoints.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu May 20, 2021 12:08 am

RobertS975 wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:
Talking about RSW from earlier in the thread, is the new 22+ lane security checkpoint done? I haven’t been down there in almost 3 years. I always liked that you could see the apron from the middle open area and not have to be thru security.


Nothing has changed yet with the TSA checkpoints.


I just reread the last article I could find and it said construction in second half of 2020 and completed in 2022. So this doesn’t bode well for RSW, considering their peak season security lines were over 30 min in 2016. I can only imagine lines are way longer or were now.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu May 20, 2021 4:01 pm

SRQLOT wrote:
I just reread the last article I could find and it said construction in second half of 2020 and completed in 2022. So this doesn’t bode well for RSW, considering their peak season security lines were over 30 min in 2016. I can only imagine lines are way longer or were now.


When I went through the Pre-Check line May 1st, around 1230 PM, the Terminal C line was backed up out into the foyer from the TSA checkpoint with probably 100 people in that line. Pre-Check had not a sole except myself. Terminal C was a packed and the line to get into Dewar's was 10-12 folks deep even to sit at the bar.

Wish they'd get CLEAR at RSW.....come on CLEAR!!!
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu May 20, 2021 9:21 pm

Lufthansa just announced FRA-RSW via it’s Eurowings Discover brand. Flights supposedly start March 2022 with tickets going on sale May 26th!!

It’s been a while since RSW has had flights to FRA, Condor was the last one to serve the route.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri May 21, 2021 4:46 pm

Busy day on the CivilAv forum with the announced Breeze routes - start of service is exactly one week away! (May 28th):

TPA-CHS: Starts May 28th. Service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (4x weekly)
TPA-OKC: Starts July 1st. Service on Sundays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (3x weekly)
TPA-TUL: Starts June 4th. Service on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays (3x weekly)
TPA-SDF: Starts May 28th. Service on Sundays Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (4x weekly)
TPA-CMH: Starts July 3rd. Service on Saturdays (1x weekly)
TPA-CAK: Starts June 26th. Service on Saturdays (1x weekly)
TPA-RIC: Starts July 22nd. Service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (4x weekly)
TPA-ORF: Starts June 10th. Service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (4x weekly)
TPA-XNA: Starts June 17th. Service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (4x weekly)
TPA-HSV: Starts July 22nd. Service on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays (4x weekly)

When services to the above destinations are operating by their start date, Breeze will offer flights 7 times a day on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with flights 4 times a day on Saturdays. There will be no flights operating on Tuesdays or Wednesdays (at least in the starting schedule).

HCAA hasn't updated the Tampa Airport webpage with the Breeze gate information or ticket counter/baggage claim assignments. As we discussed, they will likely use Airside F for gates. For landside ticketing facilities, I do think they will be allocated the Red side of the terminal, either where AC/WK are located or where LH/WS are located.

EDIT: Missed XNA and HSV. Added those as well.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri May 21, 2021 5:08 pm

Breeze will be using Airside C per the update TPA website. Interesting. Although with an operation that operates a little more sporadically, I bet they can squeeze in.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri May 21, 2021 5:08 pm

^^

Tampa Airport website as them listed as Red and Airside C

*Edit* graham697 beat me to it. Also surprised a C, but with probably 1 gate being used I'm sure they could squeeze in on the AS/SY area.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri May 21, 2021 5:09 pm

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
^^

Tampa Airport website as them listed as Red and Airside C


JINX
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Fri May 21, 2021 5:31 pm

TPA also has already updated their destinations page: https://tampaairport.com/south-nonstop-destinations
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat May 22, 2021 6:22 pm

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
Tampa Airport website as them listed as Red and Airside C

*Edit* graham697 beat me to it. Also surprised a C, but with probably 1 gate being used I'm sure they could squeeze in on the AS/SY area.


graham697 wrote:
Breeze will be using Airside C per the update TPA website. Interesting. Although with an operation that operates a little more sporadically, I bet they can squeeze in.


I suppose Breeze threw us all a red herring by having their proving flights and ground staff pictures at Airside F :scratchchin: .

Not that Airside C isn't plausible for Breeze, I still think we may see AS move to Airside F to be closer to AA. That could free up a little bit of space for Breeze to expand its operations beyond 7 flights.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat May 22, 2021 6:43 pm

phatfarmlines wrote:
BTVB6Flyer wrote:
Tampa Airport website as them listed as Red and Airside C

*Edit* graham697 beat me to it. Also surprised a C, but with probably 1 gate being used I'm sure they could squeeze in on the AS/SY area.


graham697 wrote:
Breeze will be using Airside C per the update TPA website. Interesting. Although with an operation that operates a little more sporadically, I bet they can squeeze in.


I suppose Breeze threw us all a red herring by having their proving flights and ground staff pictures at Airside F :scratchchin: .


Not that Airside C isn't plausible for Breeze, I still think we may see AS move to Airside F to be closer to AA. That could free up a little bit of space for Breeze to expand its operations beyond 7 flights.



I was going to mention that! I said that C would make sense for them. I was hoping to book a flight with them and I though they started on Friday but I it’s Thursday and I work :(, always wanted to get on first of something especially after the Southwest disappointment.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sat May 22, 2021 8:02 pm

SRQLOT wrote:

I was going to mention that! I said that C would make sense for them. I was hoping to book a flight with them and I though they started on Friday but I it’s Thursday and I work :(, always wanted to get on first of something especially after the Southwest disappointment.


Oh, I thought the first departure out of TPA was on the 28th, with the first arrival into TPA on the 27th to overnight for the next day's departure, but it looks like that first flight sold out very quickly on the 27th when I reviewed the schedule offerings on the Breeze website.
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sun May 23, 2021 3:47 am

phatfarmlines wrote:
SRQLOT wrote:

I was going to mention that! I said that C would make sense for them. I was hoping to book a flight with them and I though they started on Friday but I it’s Thursday and I work :(, always wanted to get on first of something especially after the Southwest disappointment.


Oh, I thought the first departure out of TPA was on the 28th, with the first arrival into TPA on the 27th to overnight for the next day's departure, but it looks like that first flight sold out very quickly on the 27th when I reviewed the schedule offerings on the Breeze website.


Unfortunately, I was hoping for 28th because I didn’t see 27th on their website.
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Tue May 25, 2021 5:42 pm

Based off this photo from today's F9 crew base announcement, looks like TPA-BOI is coming:

https://twitter.com/FlyFrontier/status/ ... 73/photo/1
 
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Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Thu May 27, 2021 4:14 pm

The Tampa Airport Facebook page has coverage of the inaugural Breeze flight with speeches from dignitaries:

https://www.facebook.com/FlyTPA/videos/4410454328999944

WFLA Channel 8 Facebook page also has detailed coverage of the inaugural flights:

https://www.facebook.com/WFLANewsChanne ... 5134588766

https://www.facebook.com/WFLANewsChanne ... 2985762323

Flight left from Gate C44 this morning.

Since there are several members on this forum that are on the inaugural, hopefully we'll get good pictures and videos ;-).

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