TAMPA, Fla. — Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday that it will launch year-round nonstop flights to Amsterdam from Tampa International Airport beginning May 23.
“We’re excited to embark on this new international partnership with Delta, which will benefit not only Tampa Bay travelers but our entire region as we bring more European visitors to our area,” Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano said.
The Amsterdam service is expected to have an economic impact on the region of $110 million and create more than 1,000 jobs.
At a press conference held at TPA, several community partners praised Delta for bringing the service to the Tampa Bay area.
“Thanks, Delta, for all that you have done for this community,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “And thank you for believing in what the next chapter will look like for Tampa. We have much work ahead of us and we will not rest. Ever.”
Delta will use a 211-seat Boeing 767-300 for the flights, which will operate daily during peak travel periods and four to five times weekly during non-peak periods.