Icelandair is set to become fourth European airline to begin offering its flights services to/from Tampa International Airport. Media reports recently said that Iceland’s national carrier Icelandair will be launching its nonstop flights to Keflavik from Tampa starting from September 7, 2017. The airline will be conducting twice weekly services between the two destinations.
According to the reports, this will be Tampa International Airport’s fourth international flight to European destination since 2011. The announcement by Icelandair has come soon after Germany’s national carrier Lufthansa marked the first anniversary of its nonstop flights to Tampa from Frankfurt, which was launched in September 2015.
With the launch of flights to Tampa, Icelandair will be serving its second destination in Florida. The airline is already operating its flights to Orlando. It may be recalled that Icelandair is renowned for its stopover program, designed for prompting North American or European travelers to make a “stop over” in Iceland when traveling on transatlantic flights for up to seven nights without paying any additional charges or fees. The airline offers convenient connections to many destinations in the world from its main hub at Keflavik International Airport. Currently, Icelandair is operating its flights services to 39 cities in 16 countries. This also includes 18 destinations in the United States.
Icelandair has also provided details about its new flight schedule. The airline in a statement said that the outbound flight will depart from Tampa at 6:55 pm on Mondays and Thursdays and arrive in Keflavik at 6:10 am next morning. The return flight will make its departure from Keflavik at 5:10 pm on Sundays and Wednesdays and reach Tampa at 9:00 pm same day. The flight duration will involve nearly seven hours.
A recent study said that tourism to Iceland has increased of late. The surge in tourism is prompting tourists from the United States and Canada to visit the country and enjoy its numerous attractions. The year 2016 is likely to see the growth in the number of visitors by 40 percent, thus surpassing the record 1.3 million visitors in 2015.