St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport to reopen Friday

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) will reopen Friday morning after closing Tuesday in advance of Hurricane Ian, airport officials said. 

PIE's last flight took off at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday, with the airport's terminal building shutting down at 1 p.m. that day due to Pinellas County's evacuation mandates.

On Thursday morning, airport officials said the facility suffered no significant damage from the storm and announced their plans to reopen Friday in coordination with TSA, airlines and tenants.

Passengers are advised to monitor communications directly from their airlines for updated flight information.

Those traveling specifically with Allegiant Airlines were told to call 702-473-2601, but were warned to anticipate higher than normal call volume. Passengers can also manage travel on the Allegiant Airlines website.

Tampa International Airport announced it would also reopen Friday.