After a full 28 years the first direct flight from the US to Croatia will land this Friday at Dubrovnik Airport. American Airlines will connect Dubrovnik and Philadelphia will nonstop flights three times a week from June until September, and in September the airline will add an extra flight to make it four flights a week.
There is also hope that the airline, if results are as positive as predicted, will decide to extend the flights to an all-year-round service. This move to add an extra flight a week in September was a result of huge interest from passengers looking to visit the pearl of the Adriatic.
American Airlines' Vice President of Philadelphia Hub Operations, Jim Moses, commented to the specialised website EX-YU Aviation that, "Dubrovnik has been a place of interest for several years. It has grown in popularity among US travellers, but remained unserved by US airlines. American Airlines saw an opportunity to fill that gap".