Tampa International Airport expecting 50% drop in holiday travel

Officials with Tampa International Airport said they expect a lot less hustle-and-bustle during this holiday season. The airport is predicting a 50% drop in air travel due to the pandemic.

For them, the holiday period officially starts Dec. 19 and runs through Jan. 4. According to a spokesperson, the airport expects nearly 38,000 departing and arriving passengers per day.

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Typically, TPA has up to 80,000 people traveling through the airport daily. 

During the Thanksgiving travel period, the airport also anticipated half the number of passengers they would normally see.