American Airlines, which controls nearly 70% of the air traffic at PHL, announced its plan to expand its services beginning in 2019 with daily service from Philadelphia to: Berlin, Germany; Bologna, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Philadelphia International Airport will be the only North American airport to provide direct flights to Bologna and Dubrovnik. These new additions strengthen Philadelphia’s connection to fellow UNESCO World Heritage cities, and will only help to continue visitation growth.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, American Airlines officials are excited for the future of PHL. The airline “reiterated PHL is a key trans-Atlantic gateway for the company.”

American Airlines is a member of the CEO Council for Growth and is contributing to one of the CEO Council’s priorities to improve our region’s physical connectivity.