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American Airlines Launching New Flights From Philly to 4 European Cities

The new nonstop flights will take you to an urban paradise in Northern Italy, a top Game of Thrones filming location, a medieval wonderland in the northern U.K., and Germany’s storied capital.


American Airlines will launch new flights from Philadelphia to four new European cities in 2019. Clockwise top L to R: Bologna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Edinburgh, Scotland; and, Berlin, Germany. Photos via iStock.

American Airlines is bringing a lot of firsts to the Philadelphia International Airport and to North America overall. Come 2019, the carrier will add flights from PHL to four new European cities: Berlin, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and, Edinburgh, Scotland.

When the flights go live, PHL will be the only airport in North America to offer nonstop flights to Bologna and Dubrovnik. Plus, the flights to Berlin, Bologna and Dubrovnik will be served for the first time from Philadelphia. With the new service, PHL will offer nonstop service to 19 capital cities.

“We are excited that American is not only adding new international destinations from Philadelphia, but introducing cities that have never been served from PHL,” said Airport CEO Chellie Cameron in a statement. “This is great news for the entire Philadelphia region and to our connecting passenger base as well.”

The flights will be seasonal.

The service to Edinburgh (EDI) Airport will operate daily beginning April 2 and will end on October 26, 2019, giving travelers time in the spring, summer and fall to explore the city’s medieval offerings. American is actually moving this flight from New York’s JFK Airport to PHL. Earlier in the year, American also relocated its Zurich service to PHL from JFK.

Service to Berlin-Tegel (TXL) Airport, which places passengers directly in Germany’s storied capital city, will run four times weekly from June 7 to September 28, 2019.

Flights to Bologna Guglielmo Marconi (BLQ) Airport will also operate four times weekly from June 6 to September 28, 2019. There, travelers can explore main attractions like Piazza Maggiore, the city’s central square.

And lastly, flights to Dubrovnik (DBV) Airport will run three times each week starting June 7 and ending September 27, 2018. Though travelers flock to this destination to explore its key Game of Thrones filming sites, there’s more to the city than the fictional Seven Kingdoms.

The new flights support American’s plan to double down on Philadelphia as a key travel hub.

Earlier in the year, the company launched nonstop international service to Budapest, Prague, Zurich and Mexico City. They also added flights to seven new domestic cities.