If you are planning a trip to Plant City from destination out of state then you will find
a multitude of airlines that fly this route depending on your point of origin and those coming from overseas will find a multitude of airlines operating in and out of Tampa International Airport. These include both national and international carriers such as Air Canada, Air Tran, American, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Delta Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United A, US Airways and WestJet. Most of these major airlines provide non-stop and connecting daily service.
The Plant City Municipal Airport is located around 4km southwest of the city’s main business district and is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority who are also responsible for operations at Tampa’s airport. It was founded in 1948 predominantly to assist in the transportation of the area’s main export, strawberries. The original runway was lengthened in 1999 and a further one allocated to cope with demand. In 2000, a new terminal was also constructed, along other enhancing features including multiple hangars and state of the art jet fuel tanks. The airport itself has all the usual passenger amenities and facilities including the main terminal and lounge, restrooms and showers, internet access, refreshment outlets and vending machines as well as a rental car service.
Those who are fortunate enough to be able to fly into Plant City direct, will find that it is ideally situated close to interstate 4 with easy access for some of the area’s many attractions including the beautiful beaches at Clearwater and St. Petersburg’s and Orlando’s theme parks. As well as commercial flights which generally go in and out between 7am and 7pm, the airport also services private and chartered flights which can be scheduled out with these hours subject to aviation authorization in advance. There is also a considerable demand for chartered flights to Cuba, which have risen in popularity in recent years so if you are interested in special charter information then there are 3 companies operating this service that can be contacted for more details. These are ABC Charters, Island Travel & Tours and Xael Charters. Aerial tours also operate from this airport for those who want to view this abundantly fertile land and its mighty agricultural industry from a birds eye perspective and these can be booked directly form the airport or through various tourist operators in the area.
If you are interested in learning to pilot an airplane, you’ve come to the right place then flying lessons are also available from Plant City Airport which provides a great flight school opportunity for the more adventurous individual. Their extensive training program will provide any would-be pilots with a solid base in hands-on flight experience as well as teaching additional skills required for aviation like meteorology and aerodynamics.