This year Tampa International Airport (TPA) made headlines with the announcement of $1 billion worth of construction and upgrades happening over the course of 3 years. Innovation isn't just occurring on the ground. TPA announced a few new direct flights from their terminals this year. While we love the Burg and the Bay area, affection is a thing best spread. TPA understands, that's why they've gone to great lengths to link our city to the world at large. Here are seven international hotspots that TPA offers direct flights to.
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London is not only the top searched destination from TPA, it’s also listed twice in the top searches. That’s because British Airways makes it so easy to get a straight flight from Florida to London. No hassle, just 13 hours of straight sailing…or flying. For more information, visit British Airways’ website, Follow this link for information on what you need to see and do while in London.
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Ever wanted to visit Switzerland? Edelweiss Air will take you straight to Zurich. Through Edelweiss’s codshare partner, SWISS Airlines, you can book trips (with connections) to visit other remarkable places all over the globe. Reference Edelweiss and SWISS Airlines official websites for more information.
3. Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal
Air Canada makes it extremely easy to take a trip straight into 3 major hubs in Canada: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal. Like British Airways, flights into Canada are rather hassle free and readily available to anyone leaving from Tampa International Airport. Sit back, relax for three hours, and enjoy Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa when you land.
4. Cayman Islands
If you’ve ever dreamed about going to the Cayman Islands, then TPA is your best friend. They offer non-stop service on Cayman Airways to Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. For more information visit Cayman Airways' official website. Follow this link for info on what to do in the Cayman Islands.
Copa Airlines and TPA announced in 2013 that Panama would be added to the list of non-stop destinations offered. Since then, tons of Tampa natives have enjoyed Panama, and so can you! Visit Copa Air's website to find flights, prices, and more information. Your guide on what to do, see, eat and know in Panama.
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Starting September of this year, Tampa International will be offering direct flights to Frankfurt, Germany. While that’s incredible in itself, TPA’s CEO Joe Lopano is excited about the possibilities for traveling in and out of Tampa Bay, both for tourism and business relations. What you need to know about visiting Frankfurt, from food to fun and more!