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12/17/2018 Member News

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Holiday Travel Guide and Limited Parking Advisory

December 14, 2018                                                                          Contact:  Michele Routh, Public Relations Director,                                                                                               , 727-453-7879

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Holiday Travel Guide and

Limited Parking Advisory


St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) expects its busiest holiday season ever this year.  We want our passengers to enjoy a stress-free holiday and offer these tips.    


  • Arrive early (Airlines recommend 2 hours before domestic flights)
  • Check with your airline for updated flight information
  • Check with the TSA Website for prohibited items
  • Double check your carry-items for prohibited items
  • Plan for heavy traffic in and around the airport
  • Consider geting a ride to PIE – we expect our parking to reach full capacity
  • Picking up passengers?  Use our cell phone lot until your guests are ready with luggage at the curb. Curbside is for active loading and unloading only.


Due to our Parking & Roadway Construction Project, and our 6th year of double digit passenger growth, PIE has very limited parking as we expand our parking for the future*.  We expect to reach full capacity in all parking lots over the holidays.  Outbound passengers are strongly encouraged to arrange transportation to the airport as we cannot guarantee parking and do not want anyone to miss their flight.  

Please allow ample travel time to the airport.  The roadways in and around the airport are under construction.   Shuttles operating to and from our Economy Parking Lots may experience delays due to traffic congestion or construction activity.  For more information about parking, visit

Happy Holidays!


* PIE currently has 2,183 overnight parking spots in our Long-term, Economy, and Overflow lots.  After the Parking & Roadway Construction Project is completed we will have 3,156 overnight parking spots.  Additionally, PIE is currently in the planning stages for a parking garage.