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West Central Florida

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West Central Florida is in the state of Florida in the United States. It includes Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties.

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The largest airport in the region is Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, [1]) on the western side of Tampa. TIA serves dozens of destinations, with daily flights to most major cities in the US and almost every major airline hub. The Tampa-Atlanta route carries the most passengers of any route with nearly 3 times as many passengers as the second largest destination Charlotte. The largest airlines in/out of TIA are Delta, Southwest, US Airways, & Air Tran.

Directly across the bay and just 10 miles from TIA is St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (IATA: PIE, [2]), which served mostly by budget airlines and used for private aviation. It is a hub for Allegient Air which flies to about two dozen small airports throughout the Midwest & Northeast. As of February 2011, it is also served by: Frontier Airlines to Milwaukee & Omaha (both seasonal); Air Transat to Halifax & Toronto (both seasonal); Sunwing Airlines to Toronto; Vision Air to Gulfport-Biloxi; & Locair to Marsh Harbour & Treasure Cay.

Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (IATA: SRQ, [3]) is located between Sarasota and Bradenton and is served by Delta, Air Tran, JetBlue, & US Airways Express. About half of the routes are seasonal.

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport ((IATA: LAL) in Lakeland is served by the small airline Direct Air with flights to small airports across the Eastern US and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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