It’s been over 6 months since service to Tampa was suspended from Canada. Now we know when direct flights can resume.
It’s soon! In fact, tomorrow, July 17, nonstop flights from Tampa to Toronto will resume on Air Canada. Travel restrictions that suspended these flights have now been eased.
The number one international visitor market into Tampa is from Canada. Canadians visitors bring in hundreds of millions of dollars into the Tampa Bay area. That includes nearly half a million snowbirds.
Toronto is the first destination with direct flights from Tampa. The Air Canada flights will begin only on weekends. Other service to Canada via Swoop and WestJet will hopefully also resume soon to cities like Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Halifax, St. Johns and Hamilton.
Chris Minner, Tampa International Airports Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications said:
“We have a vast market of Canadian tourism here in Tampa Bay, so we’re really excited to start welcoming our Canadian friends back to our region. Air Canada has been a vital partner for years and we look forward to resuming these flights and supporting their continued growth.”
[Source: Tampa International Airport]
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