Hillsborough County Aviation Authority expanding concession offerings with Airside D Terminal

TAMPA, Fla., June 26, 2023 – PG Advisory is pleased to announce a five-year engagement with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority to provide concessions consulting services and on-call support for the Airside D program at Tampa International Airport.

Phoebe, the 21-foot flamingo sculpture at Tampa International Airport in Florida

Airside D will be TPA’s fifth airside terminal and the first new one in more than 17 years. It will include 16 gates supporting both domestic and international flights and enable the airport to serve an additional 13 million passengers by 2037, according to HCAA plans. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and will take three years to complete.

The terminal’s concession offerings are initially envisioned to span 25,000 square feet and be centrally located by the terminal security checkpoint. Concepts will include a mix of restaurants and food-and-beverage outlets, retail shops, and other amenities.

“Tampa International Airport is known for its innovative design, rich sense of place and extraordinary restaurant and retail experiences for travelers,” said Laurie Noyes, HCAA Vice President of Concessions, Commercial Parking and Ground Transportation. “We have high expectations that Airside D will continue that industry-leading legacy, and PG Advisory Services will be an excellent partner in helping us achieve that vision.”

Margaret McKeough, PG Advisory president, said: “Our firm is honored to support the award-winning Hillsborough County Aviation Authority team in delivering an extraordinary experience for Florida travelers. Tampa International Airport has built a reputation for focusing on customer needs with style, comfort, local flavor, and state-of-the-art, convenient terminal facilities. We look forward to assisting HCAA in developing a concessions program for this vibrant market and one that will continue to elevate the TPA passenger experience.”

Tampa International Airport is a major economic driver for the Tampa Bay region and the gateway to Florida’s West Coast. HCAA projects that with the completion of Airside D, TPA will be able to serve 35 million passengers a year by 2037.

Paslay Group is well-known in the aviation industry for successfully providing airports with executive-level business strategy and program management services throughout the firm’s 17-year history. The company accelerated its concessions work beginning in 2016 and continues to expand its concessions consulting services at large and medium hub U.S. airports.

PG Advisory supports Los Angeles World Airport’s redevelopment of concessions at Los Angeles International Airport in preparation for the 2028 Summer Olympics and is supporting the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority in executing a new concession program as part of the $3 billion BNA Vision program and new Satellite Concourse opening in Fall 2023. PG also serves as concessions consultant to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority for the multi-year, $1 billion MoreRNO development program, which includes two new replacement concourses.

About Paslay Group

Paslay Group is the premiere, full-service airport consultancy providing Executive Program Management and business advisory services for a wide array of airports implementing capital development programs. Founded in 2006 by former airport executives, PG has successfully assisted owners in delivering airport projects valued at $21 billion and is currently managing an additional $11 billion in investments.

PG created the EPM model and introduced it to the airport industry in 2007 as a more efficient way for airport owners to manage complex development programs. Today, Paslay Group includes three companies – PG Advisory, PG Executive Program Management, and PG Development. Visit paslaygroup.com or contact us at info@paslaygroup.com to learn more.

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