Edelweiss Air is making its anticipated return to Tampa International Airport (TPA). This represents a return to international travel for many residents here in Tampa, and the entire region. This announcement comes nearly two years after Edelweiss Air halted its TPA-Zurich service, according to a release from TPA.
The TPA-Zurich flights will operate twice-weekly. This is the airline’s first connection to the U.S. since the start of the pandemic. TPA officials, along with Edelweiss plan to celebrate the return. The first flights will launch on March 2 with a ceremonial water arch to shower the plane after it touches down in Tampa and a special pirate-style welcome for Edelweiss Air CEO Bernd Bauer and other passengers arriving on the first flight.
Edelweiss brings service back between TPA and Zurich
Edelweiss Air will use an Airbus A330-300 with 332 seats onboard, configured with 36 business class seats and 296 economy seats, according to TPA. This represents tens of millions of dollars annually in economic impact to the region.
The city of Zurich is located at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland. When you visit, make sure to walk the scenic promenade along the east shore of Lake Zurich in the Seefeld quarter.
The Lindenhof is another must visit spot. The space is shaded by lime trees and offers a perfect view of Zürich’s oldest quarters on the right bank.
Guests can enjoy a Limmat Cruise, or take a train ride up to Uetliberg. There’s no shortage of breathtaking views to find here. Those looking to tap into the area’s artsy side should travel to Zurich-West.
You can book your trip now on Edelweiss’ website.