23 August, 2017

Icelandair To Launch Tampa and Cleveland Flights

Icelandair will begin flights from Reykjavik to Tampa International 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.

Read on for more about the new Cleveland and to find out the schedules. 

“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.

New To Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio. is another new destination for the Icelandic airline, this non-stop service from Keflavik, Iceland will launch in May 2018 with four flights a week. The new service will offer a refreshing alternative for those traveling to Iceland and beyond from the Midwest with more legroom, faster travel times and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi.

Located on the shores of Lake Erie, in the heart of the Midwest, Cleveland will be Icelandair’s 19th gateway in North-America. With a population of 2.2 million inhabitants, the city has a vast industrial history and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sports enthusiasts will also recognize Cleveland’s basketball team, the Cavaliers, led by one of the brightest stars of the NBA, LeBron James.

“Cleveland is the perfect destination for our route network. We are happy to be the first carrier to provide service to Europe in 8 years. This addition also strengthens our route network and bridges Europe and Cleveland together by providing direct service to Iceland in addition to quick and convenient connections to 30 destinations in Europe,” says Icelandair CEO Birkir Holm Gudnason.

(photos from Icelandair)

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