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Tampa International Airport has best spring break season ever

Tampa International Airport had its busist spring break travel season on record this year.  (CHRIS ZUPPA | Times)
Tampa International Airport had its busist spring break travel season on record this year. (CHRIS ZUPPA | Times)
Published May 15, 2017

Tampa International Airport had the busiest spring break travel season in its history during the months of March and April, surpassing its previous record from 2007 by more than 50,000 passengers.

In March, the Tampa airport served 1.9 million passengers, making it the busiest month at the airport, according to a press release. In April, the airport served 1.7 million passengers, bringing the two-month total to nearly 3.8 million total travelers.

The airport's previous record was in 2007 when 3.7 million passengers passed through Tampa terminals in March and April. Since 2010, TIA has seen passengers increase every year. Traffic has grown nearly 14 percent over the last six years.

Airport officials estimate that 2017 could be a record breaking year for passenger growth at TIA. New domestic routes from existing airlines and the growth of the airport's international service are credited for the recent spike in travelers.