July 2, 2020 – American Airlines has announced that it has canceled its Dubrovnik service indefinitely due to the impact of COVID-19.
Croatian Aviation reports that after the American Airlines route between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik was completely canceled for this summer season due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced in its latest statement that it no longer intends to resume the service.
Recall that the Philadelphia – Dubrovnik line was introduced in the summer of 2019, and operated from the beginning of June to the end of September three times a week, while in September the line had one more flight.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, American Airlines announced that in the summer of 2020, aircraft on this line would operate daily, which was a clear sign that the line was very successful in the previous year.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the line was completely canceled for this summer season, and flights were announced from June 2021 on Boeing 787-9 aircraft, which represented an increase in capacity and a standard of service on the line itself.
However, American Airlines announced in its latest statement that, due to the crisis caused by the pandemic, it is permanently canceling specific routes, including this one between Philadelphia and Dubrovnik.
The following American Airlines seasonal routes are discontinued:
from Charlotte to Barcelona, Rome, Paris and Munich,
from Chicago to Budapest, Krakow, Prague and Venice,
from Philadelphia to Berlin, Budapest, Casablanca and Dubrovnik.
With this, Croatia was again left without a direct connection with the United States. As many of you are already aware, American Airlines connected Croatia and the United States for the first time in 28 years last year.