Icelandair announces new flights to the US

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Icelandair today announced new flights from Iceland to the US. The carrier will now fly to Tampa, Florida twice a week, year-round and seasonal, four-times-weekly flights to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Flights will commence September 7 and May 30, 2017 respectively.
 Schedule courtesy of airlineroute:

eff 30MAY17 Reykjavik Keflavik – Philadelphia 4 weekly seasonal service
FI829 KEF1700 – 1915PHL 75W x145
FI828 PHL2035 – 0610+1KEF 75W x145

eff 06SEP17 Reykjavik Keflavik – Tampa 2 weekly year-round service
FI885 KEF1710 – 2100TPA 75W 37
FI884 TPA1855 – 0610+1KEF 75W 14

“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.

“This new flight is just one more example of Tampa’s growing prominence as an international gateway,” said Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “That’s important because international air service at TPA boosts economic activity, business opportunities and tourism for the entire region.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Icelandair to PHL and look forward to offering non-stop service to Reykjavik,” said Chellie Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport. “This capital city is a gateway to a beautiful country and to its Scandinavian neighbors. We are proud to increase our non-stop international destinations and open a new market to our travelers.”


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