The International Hubs You Can Fly to Direct from TPA

Tampa International Airport has elevated its already high standard of excellence as new local foodie spots, artisanal coffee brands, live music and the addition of direct flights to San Francisco have full underscored the visitor experience. More improvements are set to be made as the airport continues its billion dollar renovations. 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.



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.



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.


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.


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. Visit Panama provides a fantastic guide on what to do, see, eat and know in Panama.



Tampa now offers 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. Click here to learn more about Lufthansa’s routes to and from TPA.



Beginning in September of 2017, Icelandair will provide service between Tampa and Reykjavik. The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik is home to one of the great wonders of the world, the blue lagoon. A mix of gorgeous green landscapes, hot springs and a thriving arts community make this city a must visit for all Tampa Bay residents. Visit Icelandair’s website to learn more about their routes. Visit Reykjavic also provides ample information about what to do and what to see during your visit.



Tampa International Airport has cemented its place in history, along with Southwest Airlines, after becoming one of the first spots to offer direct flights to Cuba’s capital city Havana. Flights will begin December 12. Curious travelers can reserve their tickets now on Southwest’s website. Southwest is currently offering fares as low as $59 each way! Click here to learn more about Havana. 

Written by Brian Bailey


Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.