Exciting news travelers! for American is launching two new exciting transatlantic routes from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest (BUD) and Prague (PRG) and from Chicago (ORD) to Venice (VCE). These new routes will be seasonal during the peak summer travel season.
Per the press release from American Airlines:
Budapest and Prague will be new destinations on American’s route map. The airline currently offers service to Venice from Philadelphia. This summer, American began service to Amsterdam and Rome from Dallas/Fort Worth, and to Barcelona from Chicago, further expanding its European footprint. American and its joint business partners serve 23 destinations in Europe nonstop from the U.S. with more than 130 daily departures.
2018 service dates: May 4, 2018 – Oct. 27, 2018
Here are the schedules for each new route:
Departs PHL at 6:25 p.m.
Arrives at BUD at 9:35 a.m. (next day)
Departs BUD at 11:35 a.m.
Arrives at PHL at 4 p.m.
Departs PHL at 6:30 p.m.
Arrives at PRG at 9:05 a.m. (next day)
Departs PRG at 11:30 a.m.
Arrives at PHL at 3:10 p.m
Departs ORD at 7 p.m.
Arrives at VCE at 11 a.m. (next day)
Departs VCE at 2:50 p.m.
Arrives at ORD at 6:15 p.m.
Here are the aircraft set to operate each route:
PHL-BUD: Boeing 767-300
PHL-PRG: Boeing 767-300
ORD-VCE: Boeing 787-8
Tickets are available for booking beginning August 21, 2017
Budapest is one of my favorite European cities to visit. Prague is already immensely popular but Budapest is quickly growing in popularity. I’me excited to see these additional transatlantic routes from American Airlines. It only gives travelers more options. But based on aircraft choice, I’d much prefer the 787-8 over the 767-300.