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Tampa International Airport suspends flights due to Hurricane Eta

The airport will halt all operations starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Passengers move through the landslide terminal at Tampa International Airport (TIA) on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Tampa.
Passengers move through the landslide terminal at Tampa International Airport (TIA) on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Tampa. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Nov. 11, 2020
Updated Nov. 11, 2020

With Hurricane Eta approaching the Tampa Bay area, Tampa International Airpot will suspend all operations at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

In an announcement, the airport said it would begin securing aircraft and other equipment on its airfield and around terminals.

Related: Live Updates: Florida in path of Category 1 Hurricane Eta

Passengers with flights scheduled to arrive in or depart from Tampa should check with their airlines for flight statuses. In the meantime, the airport will close its main terminal and parking garages.

The airport expects to resume normal operations by noon Thursday at the latest, but it could be earlier if conditions are deemed suitable for flight.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport will keep its airfield open for emergency operations, said spokeswoman Michele Routh. Allegiant Air has one flight scheduled to land there at 2 p.m., she said, but is canceling all planned arrivals after that. No decisions have yet been made about Thursday, she said.

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