American Airlines has announced plans for new and resumed routes to European destinations next summer.
The carrier will launch daily seasonal flights from Philadelphia to Nice on 5 May, 2024, followed by Copenhagen on 1 June, and Naples on 5 June.
There are currently no nonstop routes from Philadelphia to any of these European cities.
In addition AA will launch a new daily seasonal route from Dallas Fort Worth to Barcelona on 1 June – again there are currently no nonstop flights on the route.
Finally the airline will resume daily flights between Chicago and Venice for the first time since the onset of Covid-19, complementing its existing service between Philadelphia and the Italian city.
In total American will operate 67 daily flights between 11 US cities and 17 European destinations during peak summer 2024, up from the 64 this summer.
These will include daily services to Copenhagen, Lisbon, Milan Malpensa, Munich, Naples, Nice and Zurich, two daily flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Venice, three to Athens, four to Dublin, five to Barcelona and Madrid, six to Paris CDG and Rome, and 25 daily flights to London Heathrow.
Commenting on the news Kyle Mabry, American’s vice president – operations and commercial, EMEA and APA, said: “We are thrilled to be introducing three new European summer destinations in 2024, catering to the increasing demand for flights between the US and Europe over the summer period.
“All three new destinations offer a rich, diverse experience for travellers. Whether they’re looking to explore the coastal scenery of the Riviera, bask in the natural beauty of the Nordic region, or simply seeking to enjoy Aperol and pizza with Vesuvius as a backdrop.
“Or for those travelling from Europe to the States for summer, Philadelphia provides the perfect gateway to explore a vast range of destinations, all providing a different sense of adventure.”