TAMPA — Tampa International Airport braced itself this year for its biggest spring break ever, and that's exactly what it got.
The airport had 2.8 million passengers from March 5 through April 9, the period during which waves of spring breakers head to Florida for a week of revelry.
The passenger count was 7 percent more than spring break 2018.
Passengers checked 852,341 bags, including 34,024 on March 30 alone. That's the most on a single day since 2008.