Delta to launch Amsterdam to Tampa Bay flights
Delta Airlines, in partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, has announced plans for a new daily non-stop route to Tampa Bay from Amsterdam starting in the spring of 2019.
The move means travellers from across Europe and the Middle East have a new way to discovering the excitement, fun and sun of Florida’s Gulf coast.
The Delta-flagged Boeing 767 extended range airliner will fly between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) and Tampa International Airport (TPA). The new route puts millions of travellers from 80 communities across Europe and the Middle East within easy reach of Tampa Bay’s unique blend of family fun, arts and culture, and outdoor adventures.
Santiago C. Corrada, president and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay, said: “We are very excited to welcome this connection between our great destination and travellers from Amsterdam.
“Tampa Bay continues to attract adventurous travellers looking for unique experiences here in the Sunshine State. We look forward to introducing a new group of visitors to our beautiful destination – our great attractions, our creative cuisine, our craft beer, and our wonderful cultural experiences.”
The new flights from Amsterdam will begin on 22 May 2019, with Delta joining the growing roster of international flights from Europe. Norwegian Airlines will begin flying non-stop to TPA from London Gatwick on 31 October this year.
In recent years, Tampa Bay has added other non-stop flights from Reykjavik (Iceland Air), Frankfurt (Lufthansa), and Zurich (Edelweiss). British Airways remains Tampa Bay’s legacy international carrier, arriving daily from London Gatwick, now with upgraded entertainment systems in its World Traveller and World Traveller Plus classes.