Who’s behind Tampa Worldwide Airport’s social media accounts?

Earlier than they hop on their airplane, vacationers at Tampa Worldwide Airport flock for photos across the airport’s social media star, the large flamingo.

“Persons are obsessive about the flamingo. Nearly every day I see folks which can be tagging us in pictures they’re sharing about it,” defined C.J. Johnson.

As a communications specialist for TPA, he is the one creating these partaking posts for the airport on Instagram, Twitter, and Fb.

“Oftentimes, folks do not consider airports as being enjoyable or having any sort of persona. Loads of the neighborhood administration is of the folks responding to us on Twitter, messaging us on Fb. I am typically the one who’s responding on behalf of the airport. I like to camp out generally proper by the flamingo as a result of there’s all the time one thing occurring,” he described.

READ: How did a flamingo find yourself in the principle terminal at TPA?

Like vacationers and planes, Johnson is all the time on the transfer. He is capturing content material from each angle and runway.

“Individuals love seeing airplane content material. They love seeing planes taking off and touchdown. It is simply sort of a captivating view that you do not actually see,” mentioned Johnson.

He is additionally catching these airport reunions to share and different shifting moments.

“We had a WWII veteran, named Spike, who got here via right here a few months in the past. He was flying again to Normandy to march in a parade, and it was only a cool expertise to satisfy somebody. Actually, a legend and I get to assist share his story on social media,” mentioned Johnson.

Photo: C.J. is seen shooting video of a plane taking off the runway.

C.J. is seen taking pictures video of a airplane taking off the runway.

And he is bought hacks for vacationers – such because the Blue Specific curbside, which permits passengers with out checked luggage to shortly get to their airplane.

The airport was the primary within the nation to open categorical curbsides. The service is for passengers with out checked luggage who have already got a boarding move. They’re going to bypass the ticketing and bag declare ranges, going straight to the gate tram stage.

And for many who simply need to go to the airport, there’s one hour of free parking.

“So, if folks need to come out and do their Christmas purchasing whereas they’re right here, and in the event that they need to come and check out some native eating places,” Johnson mentioned. “We additionally provide a devoted artwork tour for these thinking about seeing the general public artwork that is all all through the airport.”

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He mentioned exploring Tampa Worldwide is its personal journey, and he loves letting you in for the trip.

“Regardless of how lengthy you might be on the airport there’s virtually all the time one thing you are going to study, and I am virtually all the time discovering out new issues right here,” mentioned Johnson.

Tampa Worldwide additionally has a Fb web page for airplane fanatics referred to as “The Airplane Spot.” For extra info, go to www.fb.com/teams/theplanespot.

Be taught extra concerning the guided excursions at TPA right here: www.tampaairport.com/guided-tours.

You may observe TPA on the next social media accounts:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/flytpa

Twitter: twitter.com/FlyTPA 

Fb: www.fb.com/FlyTPA

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