Icelandair celebrates 80-years by Adding Tampa Bay and Historic Philadelphia to Destination List

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Icelandair celebrates 80-years by Adding Tampa Bay and Historic Philadelphia to Destination List


Category: Airline / Travel

 Icelandair announces further expansion of its global network with new year-round service to Tampa International Airport (TPA), and seasonal flights to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Flights begin May 30, 2017 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with four weekly flights, on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; and on September 6, 2017 to Tampa Bay, Florida with two weekly flights on Mondays and Thursdays.

“Tampa Bay and Philadelphia will further strengthen Icelandair’s presence in the eastern United States by better serving our passengers with faster travel times to more than 25 destinations in Europe.

“Floridians and Philadelphians alike will now have a refreshing alternative when traveling to Iceland and beyond, while Icelanders and Europeans will have direct access to the sunny beaches and many attractions of the Tampa Bay area, and direct access to the historic city of Philadelphia, the fifth largest city in the United States.

“This is an exciting and significant moment for Icelandair and we look forward to welcoming both Philadelphia and Tampa Bay aboard in 2017,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.

Icelandair, in operation since 1937, has a long, illustrious history of bridging North America and mainland Europe through Iceland. The airline has helped boost tourism to its home country in record numbers and in bolstering Iceland as one of Europe’s hottest destinations.

Today, Icelandair continues to grow by adding new aircraft to its modern fleet, more destinations and popular amenities including personal in-flight entertainment and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access. With today’s announcement of Tampa Bay and Philadelphia, Icelandair will now offer service to 18 North American gateways Scandinavia

Philadelphia is one of the most popular cities in the United States, located in Pennsylvania State and is halfway between New York and Washington. Phildadelphia is one of the main historic sites of the United States as both the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1787) were confirmed and signed there.

The city is one of the largest in the US population and its surrounding areas is about 7.2 million. Icelandair will fly four times a week in the summer to the international airport in the city, which is among the largest airports North America.

Tampa in Florida is the Gulf of Mexico and is the center of administration and services for the 4.5 million residents of the area in particular is known for tourism and coastal towns as St. Petersburg, Clearwater Beach and Sarasota. Tampa is almost a two-hour drive from Orlando