American Airlines Confident in New Dubrovnik Service

Daniela Rogulj

As most of us are aware, American Airlines will operate a brand new summer route between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik in 2019. The new seasonal service, which will begin on June 7, 2019, is destined for success, reports Ex Yu Aviation on December 18, 2018. 

“We are pleased about the advanced bookings we have already received to Dubrovnik and we are looking forward to serving our customers on this new and exciting route. We will, in due course, consider prolonging the flying season to the coastal city. We always review the performance of our new routes and ensure we have the right schedule for our customers,” said American Airlines.

Dubrovnik Airport is also excited about the anticipated success of the new American Airlines route, which should also influence even more traffic to the States. 

“American Airlines chose Dubrovnik for several reasons. They have recognized us as a quality destination and our airport worked very hard during the negotiating process in order to secure these flights. Initially, this will be a seasonal service which will be maintained three times per week,” General Manager of Dubrovnik Airport, Frano Luetić, said previously, with the hope that there would be even more flights on this route in the coming years. 

And why did the world’s largest airline opt for Dubrovnik over Zagreb and Split? Due to its popularity, of course! 

“We are always looking at new opportunities to grow our network to ensure we offer service to where our customers wish to go.” The new service should be popular among both leisure travelers and VFR (Visiting Friends and Relatives), said the airline. 

American Airlines will begin operations to Dubrovnik with the 209-seat Boeing 767-300ER.

“At present, the B767 is the right aircraft for this route, however, we are always evaluating our network to ensure we are maximizing our assets and meeting customer demand. We are excited to serve the picturesque city of Dubrovnik and we are looking forward to serving our customers in both Croatia and the US, thanks to our expansive network of connections”, they said.

In the future, however, American Airlines will use the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as the airline confirmed the B767-300ERs would retire in 2021.

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