Croatia and the United States will be connected with a direct service from next summer.
For the first time in 28 years, a direct service will connect the United States and Dubrovnik on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast. The world’s largest carrier, American Airlines, will introduce seasonal summer flights from its Philadelphia hub to Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Airport confirmed on Tuesday.
The service, which will see three weekly flights operate between the two cities, will start on 7 June 2019 and run until 21 September 2019.
American Airlines will operate the route with their 209-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, featuring 28 business flat-bed seats, 21 in premium economy (Main Cabin Extra) and the remaining 160 seats in standard economy.
Dubrovnik will be launched together with new seasonal services to Edinburgh, Bologna and Berlin.
“Philadelphia is American Airlines’ biggest hub in the northeast of America and it offers connections with the rest of the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. The most significant destinations are Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, New Orleans and the Bahamas”, American Airlines’ Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning, Vasu Raja, said.
“Through our Atlantic Joint Business, we have seen increased interest to these markets from the US, and adjusting our network to introduce these destinations will provide more choices for customers on both sides of the Atlantic”, he added.
With the increasing number of tourists arriving from the United States to the Dubrovnik region, we consider this a huge step for Dubrovnik and for all of Croatia,” the airport said in a statement.