CL readers may recall our story last December (called Tampa International Airport ain't very international. Is that a problem?)that examined the tensions on the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and in the community about TIAs lack of virtually any direct international flights.
That tension began when relatively new board member Steve Burton challenged then airport director Louis Miller about the lack of such flights, and what Burton perceived to be a lack of interest on Miller's part to do anything about it.
Miller is now gone, and Burton's Marketing Committee, in association with the Tampa Bay Partnership and a whole host of other interested parties, have created an online marketing survey form that they hope will ultimately lead to more direct flights in and out of Tampa.
In a press release, Steve Burton says of flymetampabay.com that
"We want to know where you travel and what nonstop air service you use or need. The survey is a good fit because air opportunities require a marketing focus combined with strategic planning, market research,
market assessment and direct to consumer marketing- all essential for success."