Reykjavik, Iceland, February 22, 2018 – Icelandair announced on Thursday they will be increasing their seasonal non-stop service from Tampa International from twice a week to four times a week. The airline was on-hand at Tampa Bay International to showcase their special northern lights livery, Hekla Aurora. Local media and business leaders were welcomed onboard to experience the comfort and service that passengers receive when flying Icelandair. They also had a chance to view the northern lights show onboard the plane.
Flights will operate from Tampa Bay International on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays starting this fall and return from Keflavik on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The expanded service will better serve the Tampa Bay community while offering more flights to Iceland and better connections to more than 25 destinations in Europe.
“It is a great testimony to the support and demand we have seen from the Tampa Bay communities, including Clearwater and St. Petersburg, when in only five months of launching service, we see it beneficial to double our current flight schedule from Tampa Bay. This route not only benefits families and leisure travelers wanting to explore the world but will also open up many opportunities for business, trade and foreign relations between Europe and Tampa Bay. We see a very promising future for Tampa Bay and would expect to see our presence there continue to grow in the years ahead. Welcome aboard, Tampa Bay," said Björgólfur Jóhannsson, Icelandair CEO.
The flight to Iceland is just around seven hours and when flying to The U.K, Scandinavia or Continental Europe, Icelandair allows passengers the opportunity to Stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.
Icelandair has been in operation for over 80 years. And as an aviation pioneer, Icelandair continues to grow. This year the airline will offer the largest route network its history with competitive airfares, a modern exclusively Boeing fleet, in-flight entertainment for all passengers and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi available fleet-wide.
Icelandair offers service to and from Iceland through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport serving 23 destinations in North America and more than 25 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K., and Continental Europe. Icelandair also allows passengers to take an Icelandair Stopover, in Iceland, for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.