American Airlines will add two nonstop international routes — Casablanca, Morocco, and Reykjavik, Iceland — from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in 2020
. The seasonal routes will both takeoff beginning June 4.
“This is exciting news for the Philadelphia region and we are thrilled that American chose our airport as the home base for these flights,” said airportCEO Chellie Cameron. “The Philadelphia-Casablanca route is PHL’s, as well as American’s, first scheduled service to the continent of Africa. Both the Casablanca and Reykjavik routes provide those who fly from Philadelphia with direct access to two amazing cities and gateways to even more wonderful travel destinations around the world.”
Service between Casablanca and Philadelphia will operate three times per week, from June 4-September 8. From Casablanca, travelers can make connections to 44 cities in 27 African countries.
American’s flights between Reykjavik and PHL, which will operate daily from June 4-October 24, increases service between Iceland and Philadelphia. Icelandic Airlines also offers nonstops from Philadelphia.
“As American’s trans-Atlantic gateway, Philadelphia plays an important role connecting customers traveling between destinations across the U.S., Europe—and now Africa,” said Jim Moses, American Airlines Vice President of Philadelphia Hub Operations. “We continue to invest in our Philadelphia hub, adding service to seven new trans-Atlantic destinations and more than a dozen domestic markets in the past two years, while continuing to enhance the customer experience through new and upgraded amenities like our forthcoming Flagship Lounge.”
American also announced that, in response to customer demand, the Airline plans increase the frequency of service between PHL and two European destinations next year. Service to both Dubrovnik, Croatia, which launched for the first time in June with three weekly flights, and Berlin, Germany (TXL), which launched with four, will return in summer 2020 with daily service.
The addition of American’s service to Casablanca and Reykjavik will bring the airport’s total nonstop service to 39 international and 102 domestic year-round and seasonal destinations.