2012 Top 40 Under Forty: Justin Meyer

Justin Meyer

Director, Air Service Development;

Tampa International Airport

Date of Birth: 4-15-77

Years in Aviation: 15

Justin Meyer joined the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in May of 2012. As the director of air service development, he is responsible for the worldwide promotion of Tampa International Airport and working with airline planners to increase flights and add new routes from Tampa.

Prior to his position with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Meyer served as manager of air service development for the Kansas City Aviation Department. During his six years with the department, he directed all aspects of Kansas City International Airport’s airline recruiting efforts which included bringing three new airlines to Kansas City.

In addition, Meyer pioneered the airport’s globally-recognized customer engagement strategy through social media and was named a SimpliFlying Hero in May 2012 for those efforts.

Before moving to the airport side of the aviation industry, Justin held strategic planning and scheduling positions with Orlando-based AirTran Airways and Kansas City-based Vanguard Airlines. Meyer began his aviation career in 1997 with United Express partner Atlantic Coast Airlines, working in various front line positions at the carrier’s Washington Dulles hub.

Justin is an active member of the ACI-NA Marketing and Communications Committee’s Steering Group and a 2010 graduate of the Leadership Northland program. A native of the Northern Virginia area, Justin is an alumnus of Florida Tech in Melbourne, Florida, where he studied Aviation Management and acquired multiple pilot ratings, including Instrument, Commercial, Multiengine, and Certified Flight Instructor.