Flights out of area airports to begin today but check your airlines for times

Flights out of Tampa slowly return. St.Pete-Clearwater will be Wednesday

Welcome news to people trying to leave the area or those who want to get back to Florida after Hurricane Irma. Both area airports will reopen this morning. But we caution you to be sure to check your airlines before you head out to the airport.

Tampa International Airport officials said they planned to resume limited operations Tuesday with a gradual build-up to a full schedule in following days.

Meanwhile, St. Pete-Clearwater Airport announced it will reopen on Tuesday and resume flights on Wednesday. The airport closed Friday after Hurricane Irma was forecast to pass over Tampa Bay. It said while the building will open on Tuesday flights will resume on Wednesday.

Here is a list of airlines that fly out of both airports so you can get the latest on travel in or out of the area.

Airline PHONE NUMBER Airside Ticketing &
Baggage Claim
Alaska Airlines(link is external) (800) 252-7522 A RED N
Air Canada(link is external) (888) 247-2262 E RED N
American Airlines(link is external) (800) 433-7300
(866) 422-2247 
for Cuba travel
British Airways(link is external) (800) 247-9297 F RED N
Cayman Airways(link is external) (800) 422-9626 F BLUE N
Copa Airlines(link is external) (800) 359-2672 F BLUE N
Delta Air Lines(link is external) (800) 221-1212 E BLUE Y
Edelweiss Air(link is external) 0041 848 333 593 F RED N
Frontier(link is external) (801) 401-9000 C RED N
Jet Blue(link is external) (800) 538-2583
(866) 422-2247
for Cuba travel
Lufthansa(link is external) (800) 645-3880 F RED N
Silver Airways(link is external) (800) 881-4999 A RED N
Southwest Airlines(link is external) (800) 435-9792 C RED Y
Spirit Airlines(link is external) (801) 401-2200 A RED N
Sun Country Airlines(link is external)(seasonal) (800) 359-6786
(800) 963-2822
for Cuba travel
Swift Air(link is external) (813) 872-8313 E BLUE N
United(link is external) (800) 241-6522 A BLUE Y
WestJet(link is external) (800) 538-5696 E RED N
World Atlantic Airlines(link is external) (813) 872-8313
for Cuba travel
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