American Airlines is set to launch a raft of new European services next summer.
Between May 4 and October 27, 2018, the airline will fly to new destinations Budapest and Prague from Philadelphia, with an extra service to launch between Chicago and Venice. The airline already serves Venice from Philadelphia.
Pending government approval, the Philadelphia-Budapest service will depart 1825, arriving in Budapest at 0935 the next day, with the return leg leaving Budapest at 1135 and arriving in Philadelphia at 1600.
Flights from Philadelphia to Prague will depart at 1830, arriving in Prague the next day at 0905, with the return flight leaving Prague at 1130 and arriving in Philadelphia at 1510.
The Chicago-Venice service will depart O’Hare International airport at 1900, arriving in Venice at 11am the next day, with the return service departing Venice at 1450 and arriving in Chicago at 1815.
Both the Budapest and Prague services will be served by a B767-300, while Chicago-Venice will use the Dreamliner.
The airline’s vice president of Network and Schedule planning, Vasu Raja, said:
“Summer travel to Europe is very popular. These flights will conveniently connect customers from two very important hubs – Chicago and Philadelphia – to exciting markets across the Atlantic.”
This summer, American began flying to Amsterdam and Rome from Dallas/Fort Worth, and to Barcelona from Chicago.