American Airlines launched its 16th transatlantic route from Philadelphia on 2 April, initiating a daily service to Edinburgh. Pictured cutting the route launch cake is Chellie Cameron, CEO of Philadelphia Airport. The carrier will operate the 5,370-kilometre route using its fleet of 757-200s. The oneworld member will continue to expand its transatlantic offering from Philadelphia this summer, with routes to Berlin Tegel, Bologna and Dubrovnik planned.
American Airlines launched a new daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles and Louisville on 2 April. Speaking at the inaugural flight ceremony is Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. The carrier will operate the 2,695-kilometre route using its fleet of A319s, with it facing no direct competition.
- American Airlines launched its 16th transatlantic route from Philadelphia (PHL) on 2 April, a result of it commencing a daily service to Edinburgh (EDI). “Edinburgh is a beautiful, amazing city,” said Philadelphia Airport CEO, Chellie Cameron. “This new service gives our customers a convenient path to one of the most popular destinations in the UK and makes it easier for travellers from Scotland to visit the birthplace of America. We are excited about this new route, pairing two World Heritage cities.” The carrier will serve the 5,370-kilometre route daily this summer using its fleet of 757-200s. American plans to add Berlin Tegel, Bologna and Dubrovnik to its transatlantic network later this summer. While these are additions, it should be noted that the carrier is no longer serving Glasgow, Munich and Frankfurt from Philadelphia as it did in S18. Along with adding its latest transatlantic service, the US airline has also introduced six new domestic services, with Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) all gaining two new nodes.
||Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
||United Airlines (14)
|State College (SCE)
||United Airlines (21)
|Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
|Los Angeles (LAX)
||Allegiant Air (2)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 16 April. WF = Weekly frequencies.