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FOR RELEASE: Thursday, June 6, 2024

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – Today, American Airlines launches its inaugural flight to Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH) from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). New service to Copenhagen is the final of three new transatlantic routes, including Nice, France and Naples, Italy which launched earlier this summer.

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Philadelphia, PA- American Airlines is adding new tropical destinations to its winter schedule from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), including new service to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) and Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR).

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PHILADELPHIA – May 16, 2024 – Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today launched its new twice-daily nonstop service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), in addition to nonstop service to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE), Portland International Jetport in Maine (PWM), and McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee (TYS).

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Philadelphia, PA — American Airlines is ready to care for our customers this summer at Philadelphia International Airport. The airline expects to serve nearly 3.5 million customers from its Philadelphia hub on more than 33,000 flights between May 17 and Sept. 3 — with 23% more seats departing from PHL compared to last year.


PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania – American Airlines continues to strengthen its transatlantic network from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) with new, exciting service launching today to Nice, France (NCE). Operating on a Boeing 787, new daily service to NCE offers customers direct access to the beauty of the French Riviera and nearby Cannes just in time for a summer getaway.


PHILADELPHIA – February 7, 2024 – Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) will begin nonstop service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to 10 new destinations in May of 2024. The new routes are in addition to service to Minneapolis, announced in late Jan. With the new routes, Frontier will serve a total of 39 destinations from PHL and operate an average 44 daily departures this summer, an increase of 47 percent versus the year prior.

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PHILADELPHIA – December 14, 2023 – Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) will launch twice daily nonstop service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in May of 2024. With the new service, Frontier will serve a total of 28 destinations from PHL. To celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is offering fares as low as $19.* 

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It’s never too early to plan next year’s summer vacation. Just announced destinations on American Airlines’ Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) summer 2024 roster will make passengers want to pack their bags now. 


Travelers who utilize Landline, a premium motorcoach service through American Airlines, can look forward to a more convenient and streamlined airside-to-airside experience this summer.

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FORT WORTH, Texas – American Airlines customers traveling on Landline-operated motorcoaches from Allentown/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (ABE), and Atlantic City, New Jersey (ACY), to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) can now enjoy a more seamless and convenient travel experience with the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) recent approval of airside-to-airside motorcoach operations. 


Passengers thinking of a European getaway after the summer vacation rush have two more options from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). American Airlines has extended its seasonal nonstop service to Lisbon and Barcelona to year-round.


Summer travel season is finally here. Still trying to decide where to go? American Airlines has two summer seasonal routes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) that offer fun and relaxation on the East and West Coasts.  

Spirit 10th Anniversary

Let’s travel back in time to April 2013. Spirit Airlines was just taking off at PHL, offering passengers three daily departures to Dallas (DFW), Las Vegas (LAS) and Myrtle Beach (MYR), with an average of 534 daily seats. 

Fast forward 10 years—Spirit now serves 17 destinations from PHL (including Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana), with 19 average daily departures and 3,533 daily seats.


California’s Bay Area has much to offer to visitors. Think driving through Wine Country, hiking through Yosemite National Park, boating on the Pacific or taking in the art scene in San Francisco and Oakland.


Winter is finally over—time to plan outdoor activities. New service taking flight at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in April gives guests the opportunity to visit somewhere new.

Spring Break

Winter is almost over in Philadelphia, that means time to start thinking about Spring Break. 


Philadelphia football fans planning to head to the big game in Arizona have more nonstop flight options from PHL to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) between February 9-14. In addition to the usual seven-to-eight daily flights offered by American Airlines and Frontier Airlines, Delta, United and Southwest will offer PHL-PHX service.

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It won’t be long before cold weather arrives in Philadelphia. Taking a break in the warm, sunny desert might be the best prescription for beating the "winter blahs".  And PHL passengers thinking about a Phoenix vacation have another option beginning November 5- for the first time, Frontier Airlines is offering nonstop service between PHL and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX).

Baby Formula Flight

Thousands of pounds of important cargo pass through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) every day, but perhaps none more special that the more than 200,000 pounds of baby formu

PHL CEO Chellie Cameron and Frontier VP Josh Flyr

On March 9, Frontier Airlines announced the expansion of its non-stop flights from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) beginning in May 2022 The cities included in the expansion are Boston, Cincinnati and Kansas City, MO (all restored), and Chicago-Midway, Cleveland, and San Antonio (new). The additional routes will bring Frontier’s total number of non-stop destinations from PHL to 32 cities.

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Spirit Airlines is launching seven new nonstop routes from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) between February and May 2022. By the Memorial Day holiday, Spirit will offer PHL passengers with nonstop service to 20 domestic and international destinations, with a total of approximately 23 daily departures.

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) passengers seeking a Caribbean or Mexican getaway have 16 nonstop year-round and seasonal options:


The September 20th announcement that, beginning in November, the United States will ease restrictions that have prevented citizens from 33 countries since March 2020, was especially welcomed by Philadelphia Inte

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Destinations with sun, sand and opportunities for outdoor recreation have been the top vacation spots for travelers this summer.  Guests looking to continue that trend when the fall and winter chill set in will have another option at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) beginning November 2.

Lufthansa Returns

Lufthansa Airlines is back at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), offering direct service between Philadelphia and sister city Frankfurt, Germ

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) passengers seeking a Caribbean getaway this fall will have another option beginning November 4, when American Airlines launches its nonstop service between PHL and Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica.

ASD Town Hall

Representatives from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and American Airlines held a joint virtual town hall for airport and Greater Philadelphia region stakeholders on May 12 to discuss the 2021 summer schedule, new flights, industry updates, recovery rates and planning strategies for 2021 and beyond. 

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In 2020, being a tourist meant taking a trip from the bedroom to the sofa, with a layover in the kitchen. After a year of quarantine staycations, many are making travel reservations to visit family and friends and locations with sun, sand and outdoor recreation activities, or planning their itineraries for when they are ready to travel again. National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-8, is the perfect time

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This summer will see American Airlines resume direct service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 10 cities across the U.S.  

Resuming June 3: 

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Sun, sand and outdoor recreation destinations will continue to be the top vacation spots for those that choose to travel this summer.

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In preparation for spring and summer, several airlines are resuming nonstop service from PHL to popular destinations.  

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Eastern Airlines

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will welcome Eastern Airlines as its newest air service partner on December 18. The Wayne, Pa.-based carrier will offer nonstop service between Philadelphia and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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PHL’s international air service is not only an economic generator for the Greater Philadelphia region (approximately $2 billion annually pre-COVID-19), the airport’s foreign flights are a lifeline for many travelers.

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Travelers that were not ready to fly this summer but are considering a fall or winter getaway, have more direct flight choices at PHL with American Airlines, including service to many popular vacation destinations.  

International Tails

Federal guidelines put into effect in March mandate all air travel between Europe, China and Brazil be routed (“funneled”) to just 15 U.S. airports. PHL, one of the country’s top airports for transatlantic travel, is not on that list, however six airports ranking below PHL for transatlantic traffic have received the funneling airport designation.  

Delta Take Off

Passengers wanting to fly to Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Salt Lake City (SLC) and beyond from PHL will have more options in August, when Delta increases its Philadelphia schedule. Compared to June, the number of seats available on Delta’s August flights from PHL is 132 percent greater.

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When transatlantic travel restrictions for U.S. passengers are lifted, PHL is slated to retain its position as American Airline’s primary hub for service to Europe and become the airline’s second largest international hub.   

Sun Country

For the first time since January, Sun Country Airlines is flying from PHL, offering passengers seasonal nonstop service between Philadelphia and Minneapolis- Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) starting today. Sun Country will begin with twice weekly flights in June, then increase to four times a week in July and five in August.  


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has launched its COVID-19 Air Service Recovery and Incentive Program (CASRIP), an innovative offering aimed at driving fast recovery wins while creating economic stability for the Philadelphia region. 


With public confidence and a desire to travel on the rise in recent weeks, JetBlue will restore its nonstop service from Philadelphia to Boston and Fort Lauderdale beginning July 1.  

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With passenger demand on the rise and vacation season underway, Spirit Airlines is increasing nonstop service from PHL, including the resumption of eight routes.  

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The public is getting ready to fly again. To accommodate the recent upturn in passenger demand, American Airlines will increase its average PHL daily departures in July to 187 flights — 99 percent more than its daily average in June.  From July 7 to August 17—American’s peak summer schedule—the airline will average 207 daily departures from PHL.  

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Frontier Airlines has announced a summer and fall schedule that will place a strong focus on Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), adding or increasing seven routes from the City of Brotherly Love with an eye for continued expansion. The additions bring Frontier's presence at PHL to 27 nonstop destinations. 

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is building a preliminary forecast of the upcoming summer and fall travel seasons in collaboration with its airport stakeholders.

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has launched a new initiative aimed at incentivising proactive efforts by large commercial airlines to fly as quietly as possible at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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