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Guests treated to some 'cheesy' celebrations in countdown to Amsterdam launch

In anticipation of Delta's new nonstop service to Amsterdam, TPA has been stoking the excitement with Dutch music and treats

With traditional music, beer, bikes and even a wall of fresh tulips, TPA brought a slice of Amsterdam to Tampa International Airport just weeks before the inaugural flight to one of TPA’s most hotly anticipated new destinations. During the month of May, guests and party-goers have joined together in the Airport’s new Main Terminal event space on Fridays to sample the culture and, of course, the wide selection of Dutch cheeses.

Attendees ranged from community members to international travelers who are thrilled about the new route.

“Great choice Delta Air Lines! Amsterdam is the perfect gateway to these European cities requested and beyond,” said Andrew Abdale, passing through TPA upon his return from a different flight.

The new destination, announced on August 22, 2018, was one of three European cities TPA targeted for international air service development in late 2016. The new seasonal route aboard Delta TPA passengers an easy connection to Europe and beyond.

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is among Europe’s busiest airports and one of Delta’s largest European hubs, connecting passengers to destinations across Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia via Delta’s partner airlines Air France, KLM, Alitalia and Jet Airways.

On the evening of Thursday, May 23, the Delta 767 will roar towards the sky following a final celebration with cake, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and yes, more cheese.