Icelandair will begin flights from Reykjavik (KEF) to Tampa International (TPA) on Wednesday 6th September 2017. The new year-round service will operate twice a week departing on Wednesdays and Sundays and returning on Thursdays and Mondays.
The hip, urban heart of Florida’s Gulf coast beats in trendy Tampa Bay. From world-famous attractions, fabulous shopping and vibrant neighbourhoods to character-filled festivals, award-winning restaurants and a thriving craft brewery scene, Tampa’s easy charm will hook visitors from the moment they arrive.
“Icelandair is proud to welcome Tampa on board as our latest US gateway. This addition improves our connectivity and gives our UK passengers access to an 18th exciting gateway in North America, via our hub in Reykjavik.” Said Þorsteinn Guðjónsson, General Manager of Western Europe.
In addition to being a great destination in its own right, Tampa is also the gateway to some of the best scenery and destinations Florida has to offer including the stunning beaches of Clearwater and nearby cities of St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Visitors can enjoy great food, discover breathtaking natural scenery and nature reserves and get a thrill both on land at the wide range of attractions or on the water through the many activities on offer.
Santiago Corrada, CEO of Visit Tampa Bay said: ‘We are delighted to welcome year round twice weekly flights from Icelandair into Tampa Bay, Florida. Not only does the airline offer a great service but also opens our connectivity to more of the UK – our largest overseas market – including Manchester, Glasgow and Heathrow as well as offering more options for our UK travellers from Gatwick. We invite you all to book a flight, come on over and experience Tampa.”
Flights will depart KEF at 17.10 arriving into TPA at 21.00 and will return at 18.55 the following day arriving into KEF at 06.10 + 1 day. This schedule means the flights connect smoothly with those from four of the seven UK gateways Icelandair serve including Manchester, Glasgow, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Icelandair’s geographic position on the shortest flight path between Europe and North America means it offers some of the quickest transatlantic routes.
From the UK, Icelandair flies from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen* and Belfast* (from June) airports via Iceland to New York (JFK & Newark), Orlando, Vancouver, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Seattle, Washington DC, Montreal, Anchorage, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Edmonton, Halifax and Philadelphia. Flights to Tampa will begin on 6th September 2017.
*flights from Belfast and Aberdeen are operated by Air Iceland Connect
Website http://www.icelandair.co.uk/ for bookings or customer service contact +44 (0) 20 7874 1000
Icelandair Stopover Pass
A free performance series to mark the airline’s 80th anniversary will run until end of March 2018. You can enter to win tickets to the ‘opening flight’, a three-act play on a flight from London to New York via Iceland or Icelandair passengers can transform their boarding pass into a Stopover Pass to be in with a chance of gaining access to a range of incredible performances. www.Icelandair.co.uk/stopover-pass
Visit Tampa Bay
The hip, urban heart of Florida’s Gulf coast beats in trendy Tampa Bay. From world-famous attractions, fabulous shopping and vibrant neighbourhoods to character-filled festivals, award-winning restaurants and a thriving craft brewery scene, Tampa’s easy charm will hook visitors from the moment they arrive. To find out more visit www.visittampabay.com
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