After nearly two years, one of Tampa International Airport’s premier European carriers is once again ready to take flight.
Edelweiss Air will resume twice-weekly flights between Tampa and Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday, the airport announced Monday. The first flight will land around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.
This will be Edelweiss’ first U.S. flight since the start of the pandemic in March 2020; CEO Bernd Bauer will be among the first passengers. Edelweiss announced in December that the Tampa flights will be followed by routes to Las Vegas on April 4, Vancouver and Calgary in late May, and Denver on June 13.
Edelweiss is among the last international carriers to resume service at Tampa International Airport, following British Airways, Air Canada, Copa Airlines and the Lufthansa offshoot Eurowings Discover.
Edelweiss began serving Tampa International Airport in 2012; in 2019, it carried 30,376 passengers between Tampa and Zurich.