Edelweiss Air resumes nonstop service between Tampa and Zurich
Tampa International Airport for Edelweiss Air launch to Zurich
After a two-year hiatus, Edelweiss Air has resumed nonstop service between Tampa and Zurich. The route is operated with the A340. Edelweiss Air’s CEO and other executives arrived on the first flight to celebrate the occasion, as the Tampa service is the airline’s first resumption in the U.S. since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The aircraft was welcomed with a ceremonial water arch welcome, and the first passengers arrived through Customs to find a pirate, steel drums and Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano greeting them.
“Edelweiss and Tampa International Airport have enjoyed a wonderful relationship that spans the last decade, creating a critical connection between the Tampa Bay region and Europe for both business and leisure travellers looking to visit Zurich and beyond,” said Joe Lopano, CEO Tampa International Airport. “We’re thrilled to welcome Edelweiss aboard once again, especially as we enter our busy spring break period, and we look forward to resuming this partnership for many years to come.”
Edelweiss, a member of the SWISS Group under Lufthansa, will provide the service from TPA on Wednesdays and Fridays.
“Today is a special day for Edelweiss,” said Bernd Bauer, CEO Edelweiss. “We have waited a long time for this moment. We are very pleased that we can now offer our guests the nonstop connection between Tampa and Zurich again. The USA is very popular with the Swiss and we expect a very strong summer season.”
The news comes after Eurowings Discover – also a Lufthansa Group airline – launched four-times-a-week service between Tampa and Frankfurt in December.