American Airlines to Run Dubrovnik Service Until Late October in 2020

By 17 September 2019

September 17, 2019 - The popular American Airlines service between Dubrovnik and Philadelphia will run until the end of October next year. 

As many of you are already aware, American Airlines connected Croatia and the United States for the first time in 28 years this year. Namely, the Oneworld member began seasonal operations between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik from June 7, which will run until September 27, 2019. The American Airlines service operates using a 209-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with a capacity of 28 seats in business class and 181 seats in economy class, and Wi-Fi services are available throughout the entire flight.

After the airline already boosted operations this year to add a fourth weekly flight on Sundays in September, the airline has announced they will now slow down next year. 

American Airlines recently announced that it would boost operations between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik for the 2020 summer season. Namely, the OneWorld member will operate the Philadelphia-Dubrovnik route daily in 2020. Seasonal traffic on this route will commence from June 4, 2020, and their daily service will begin from the very start. 

Ex Yu Aviation reported on Tuesday that the end of seasonal traffic for this service would run until October 24. The Boeing 767-300ER aircraft will fly again next year. Tickets are already on sale until mid-July. 

This news, however, comes as no surprise, as the airline’s Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning, Vasu Raja, recently said that the service would run daily and run longer next year. 

American Airlines' Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa Sales, Tom Lattig, said back in April that there could even be additional flights next year. 

"Wherever we see opportunities and demand, we'll go. As with the opening of our Dubrovnik - Philadelphia line, we are very specific about demand. Central Europe has the greatest growth potential. We are preparing to add more and more new links. We want to continue to lead the market. We will look closely at the results for the first year of operations. We are always looking at new opportunities to grow our network to ensure we offer service to where our customers wish to go,” Lattig said. 

Furthermore, the head of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Romana Vlašić, also teased the idea. 

"This pilot project from American Airlines will grow over the coming years to include more American cities as well as new airlines. We have been working intensively on the US market for years and it seems that this work is starting to bear fruit".

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