American Airlines begins new service between Prague and Philadelphia
The world’s largest airline, American Airlines, brings the Czech Republic and the USA one step closer today, by launching direct service between Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Flights are operated using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, providing more than 2,800 seats per week between the two cities, every day throughout the summer season.
"I am very pleased that today and for the very first time we welcome American Airlines at Václav Havel Airport Prague, at the opening ceremony of a regular service between Prague and Philadelphia. This step brings us again closer to meeting our strategy of extending our flight offer to North America, as one of our priorities in the route development. There is long-term interest in travelling to the United States, and a major transport hub like Philadelphia will offer our passengers not only a quick connection to this interesting historic city but also a comfortable transfer to other destinations across the USA or Canada. Already today, American Airlines will offer our passengers around 65 connecting flights with a fast transfer within 5 hours of arrival," said Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prague Airport, adding: "We will do our best to make American Airlines' route successful in Prague and make sure that the service can be extended from a seasonal connection at least by the following months until the end of the calendar year."
"Prague is a vibrant new addition to American's international network and we are pleased to offer Czech travelers more choice and more connections for transatlantic travel," said Richard Muise, Director for Europe & Canada operations. "If Philadelphia is their final destination, Czechs will be able to explore all of the history, shopping and culture the "City of Brotherly Love" has to offer."
American is the first airline to connect the Czech Republic and the state of Pennsylvania with a direct flight. From PHL, American's largest hub in the Northeast, customers can connect onto nearly 120 destinations across North and Central America and the Caribbean. Connections from PHL with American include Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Cancun and the Bahamas.
Photo: Prague Airport