After a long 28-year break Croatia will be linked with direct flights from the USA in 2019. American Airlines announced a few months ago that they will connect Dubrovnik with Philadelphia for the summer season of next year and according to a report in EX-YU Aviation the company is “looking forward to serving our customers on this new and exciting route.”
The world’s largest airline will start flights to Dubrovnik from Philadelphia on the 7th of June 2019 and speaking to EX-YU Aviation American Airlines commented that "We are pleased about the advanced bookings we have already received to Dubrovnik and we are looking forward to serving our customers on this new and exciting route. We will, in due course, consider prolonging the flying season to the coastal city. We always review the performance of our new routes and ensure we have the right schedule for our customers".
And the airline also revealed why they plumped for Dubrovnik over the capital Zagreb and the popular Dalmatian destination of Split. American Airlines said that they decided on Dubrovnik due to “popular request” and added that “we are always looking at new opportunities to grow our network to ensure we offer service to where our customers wish to go.”
Speaking to The Dubrovnik Times the Director of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Romana Vlasić, commented that “through our representative office in New York we have made contact with the airline and the travel company that represents them. We have already arranged joint marketing opportunities and co-operation. We are only too happy to help fill these flights and make sure that this new link is successful.”
Tickets for the direct flights between Dubrovnik and the US have gone on sale on the American Airlines website. This is a historic flight connection for Dubrovnik, the first direct, or non-stop, flight connection between Dubrovnik and the US for almost 30 years. And according to information from the company the new flights will operate three times a week with the first flight starting on the 7th of June. The flights, which will be operated until the 27th of September, will operate using Boeing 767s.