American Airlines to Launch New Daily Direct Flight Chicago-Athens in Summer 2019

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CHICAGO. American Airlines is expanding its European network and announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens International Airport (AIA) in Greece from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for the 2019 summer season.

American’s new flights will be available for sale Aug. 27.

2019 additions:

Route Aircraft Season Frequency

ORD–ATH 787-8 May 3–Sept. 28 Daily

CLT–MUC A330-200 Begins March 31 Daily

DFW–DUB 787-9 June 6–Sept. 28 Daily

DFW–MUC 787-8 June 6–Oct. 26 Daily

PHL–EDI 757 April 2–Oct. 26 Daily

PHL–TXL 767 June 7–Sept. 28 Four times weekly

PHL–BLQ 767 June 6–Sept. 28 Four times weekly

PHL–DBV 767 June 7–Sept. 27 Three times weekly

PHX–LHR 777-200 March 31–Oct. 26 Daily

“We are in the business of making the world more accessible, and with the success of Budapest and Prague, as well as the new flights we’re announcing today, we continue to make the world a little bit smaller for our customers,” said Raja. “We are pleased to work with our partners at British Airways to design a schedule that complements the full joint business.”Atlantic Joint Business partner Finnair has also announced new service between Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will begin March 31.




    1. Not a no-brainer by any means. It wasn’t a profitable route until the invention of the highly energy-efficient 787.

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