American Airlines announces new flights to Europe

American Airlines has announced that it is expanding its European seasonal routes for the summer of 2018 with new service to Budapest (BUD) and Prague (PRG) from Philadelphia, and additional service to Venice (VCE) from Chicago, starting May 4, 2018.

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.

Booking will be available starting August 21, 2017 for the seasonal service dates are May 4, 2018 to October 27, 2018.

The tentative schedule pending government approval looks like:

Budapest, Hungary

Departs PHL at 6:25 p.m. and arrives at BUD at 9:35 a.m. (next day)

Departs BUD at 11:35 a.m. and arrives at PHL at 4 p.m.

Prague, Czech Republic

Departs PHL at 6:30 p.m. and arrives at PRG at 9:05 a.m. (next day)

Departs PRG at 11:30 a.m. and arrives at PHL at 3:10 p.m.

Venice, Italy

Departs ORD at 7 p.m. and arrives at VCE at 11 a.m. (next day)

Departs VCE at 2:50 p.m. and arrives at ORD at 6:15 p.m.


This is great European routes expansion for American Airlines and OneWorld members. Although the new service is announced as “seasonal”, the routes will be operating for nearly six months which is a great benefit for those who prefer to take vacation after school starts to avoid the summer crowds.

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