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SRQ, TPA reopen Wednesday post-Idalia

  • By Jim Stinson
  • | 1:45 p.m. August 28, 2023
  • | Updated 1:00 p.m. August 30, 2023
Tampa International Airport.
Tampa International Airport.
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Tampa International Airport

The Tampa International Airport (TPA) will reopen at 4 p.m. Wednesday for arriving flights only, the airport announced.

On social media, TPA officials say it sustained minimal damage from Hurricane Idalia and that departing flights and normal operations will resume early Thursday morning. The airport has been closed since 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

TPA says to check directly with airlines for the latest flight updates.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport

The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) reopened at 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to its website. It closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 ahead of Hurricane Idalia's arrival.

Punta Gorda Airport

Allegiant has canceled its flights on Wednesday, Aug. 30, through the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), an airport spokesperson wrote in an email to the Business Observer

The four arrivals and four departures that were scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled. Allegiant plans to resume operations on Thursday, Aug. 31. Kaley Miller, director of marketing and communications, says there are 18 departures and 18 arrivals scheduled that day.  

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport

The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) also says it will close Tuesday. PIE officials say the airport will close 3 p.m. Tuesday, with plans to reopen 3 p.m. Wednesday.



Jim Stinson

Jim Stinson is the Business Observer's Tampa Bay business reporter and editor, having previously written about business and policy in Washington, D.C.; Rochester, New York; Gary, Indiana; and Daytona Beach. He attended Boston University for business and Indiana University for journalism.

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