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TPA sees major flight delays due to thunderstorms

The airport saw more than 300 delays on Sunday.

TAMPA, Fla. — Weather caused major delays Sunday at Tampa International Airport during an already busy travel season.

As of Sunday night, TPA has had nine cancellations and 334 delays, according to the flight-tracking site Flight Aware.

Severe thunderstorms moving over Georgia are to blame for the delays, which reportedly held up departing flights for 31-45 minutes.

This comes in the middle of Spring Break season, a particularly busy time for the airport. TPA projected as many as 90,000 travelers on peak days compared to its typical 60,000.

The airport suggests passengers arrive two hours before for domestic flights and three hours for international flights. Booking parking online is also an option to guarantee a spot in a preferred parking facility.

The Blue Express Curbside line also allows passengers without a checked bag to bypass the ticketing level and arrive directly to the transfer level of the main terminal. 

10 Tampa Bay's Miguel Octavio contributed to this report.

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