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.
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 to explore plac
This summer will see American Airlines resume direct service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and 10 cities across the U.S.
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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.
In preparation for spring and summer, several airlines are resuming nonstop service from PHL to popular destinations.
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.
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. When a federal order prohibited PHL from accommodating international flights for six months, fliers were forced to make alternate, often inconvenient plans.
With a reduction in passenger service caused by COVID-19, PHL has been exploring additional sources of revenue generation, including increasing air cargo operations. Situated on the eastern seaboard, minutes off a major interstate (I-95) and in close proximity to Pennsylvania Turnpike connections and bridges across the Delawar
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.
Qatar Airways takes off from PHL on September 16 — marking the resumption of international service from Philadelphia. Much has changed since the airline made its last flight from PHL in March. What can passengers traveling to Doha expect?
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.
Qatar Airways will be the first international carrier to resume passenger service at PHL, operating four flights per week between Philadelphia and Doha beginning September 15.
American Airlines recently expanded its global cargo routes, scheduling more than 400 widebody flights worldwide beginning August 5. At PHL, American added cargo-only flights to Amsterdam (three times weekly), resumed cargo service to Zurich (twice weekly) and extended the twice weekly cargo flights to Rome, Milan and Frankfurt that began June 27.
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.
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.
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.
With passenger demand on the rise and vacation season underway, Spirit Airlines is increasing nonstop service from PHL, including the resumption of eight routes.
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.
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.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is building a preliminary forecast of the upcoming summer and fall travel seasons in collaboration with its airport stakeholders.
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).