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PIE: five Things We Love About St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

The ‘5 Things We Love About…” collection on Stuck At The Airport celebrates features and services at airports across the usa and the world.

Today we land at Florida’s St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport (PIE).

Originally named Pinellas International Airport – that’s in which the airport name letters PIE come from – the airport became renamed St-Pete Clearwater International in 1958 to capitalize at the airport’s location on traveler-pleasant Tampa Bay, north of St. Petersburg.  

© James Borchuck 2010 (727) 420-5867

five Things We Love About St. Pete – Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

Photo by James Borchuck

1. The art at PIE

The public artwork collection at PIE includes the forty five-foot blown glass wall, SunSkySea, with the aid of Guy Kemper (above), glass vessels by using Duncan McClellan, terrazzo ground tile inserts by way of Kelly Taaffe Noto and lots extra.


The PIE PUPS application brings therapy dogs to the airport to help de-pressure travelers. PIE additionally has new Bark Parks within the parking lots.

three. Family-Friendly Amenities

Bonus services at PIE consists of a child’s play sector designed via the Great Explorations Children’s Museum that features simulated flights and a lego desk with airplanes. 

4. Local favourite Mazzaro Italian Market

Local favorite Mazzaro Italian Market has a branch at PIE offering Italian hot and bloodless sandwiches and flatbreads and signature cocktails.

five. Aviation History

PIE airport’s vicinity on Tampa Bay, north of St. Petersburg is credited as being the birthplace of industrial air transportation. 

On January 1, 1914, barely a decade after the Wright Brothers’ pioneer flight at Kitty Hawk, the primary price ticket for air tour changed into bought via the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airport line to a fare-paying passenger. 

St. Petersburg mayor A.C. Phiel (middle in the image under) paid $400 to be the primary passenger on the St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Airport Line on a flight that marked the start of commercial air transportation. 

A replica of the Benoist amphibious plane flown that inaugural flight is on show inside the PIE bags claim.

Courtesy Courtesy National Air and Space Museum Archives.

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2 mind on “PIE: five Things We Love About St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

  1. says:

    Yes! Way lower back whilst (2015) they even had a unique PIE/PI Day event.

  2. Rich McClear says:

    Not to say the code “PIE.”

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