25.08.2018. | Announcements
Croatia will be connected by direct flights to the United States from the next summer. The world's largest airline company American Airlines will connect Philadelphia and Dubrovnik between June and September three times a week. Philadelphia is one of the American Airline hubs, and in Pennsylvania there are one of the largest communities of Croats in America. Last year 44.816 US passengers passed through Dubrovnik Airport.
On their Facebook profile Dubrovnik Airport announced they will be directly connected to the United States in 2019.“On this occasion, we are pleased to announce that the Republic of Croatia will be directly connected to the United States after 28 years, thanks to the longstanding negotiations between Dubrovnik Airport and American Airlines. Dubrovnik and the US will be connected from June 7, 2019, to September 27, 2019, three times a week with the American city of Philadelphia, and will travel using the world's largest airline "American Airlines"
Airline company American Airlines is a member of the world airline association "Oneworld" and currently owns 955 aircraft and employs 122,000 people. They have 6,700 flights a day to 350 destinations. The flight to Dubrovnik will use a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with a capacity of 28 high-class seats in business class and 181 seats in economy class, and Wi-Fi services will be available throughout the entire flight.
Philadelphia, located in the state of Pennsylvania, is the largest hub of American Airlines on the east coast and the most important airport for the entire United States.
On behalf of American Airlines, the Vice President of Planning for AA, Mr. Vasu Raja, said "Philadelphia is the largest hub of American Airlines in the northeast of the United States and offers connections to the rest of the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. The most significant destinations are Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, New Orleans and the Bahamas. Given the growing number of tourist arrivals from the United States to the Dubrovnik area, we consider this a great deal for Dubrovnik and all of Croatia.