American Airlines Connects Athens – Philadelphia as of May

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American Airlines will commence the seasonal connection between Athens and Philadelphia, as of May 6.

Flights will be offered on a daily basis with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with 27 Business Class seats, 259 Economy Class seats and an individual entertainment in-flight system for every passenger. In addition, this specific type of aircraft, will offer 238 more seats on a weekly basis in comparison to the A330-200 aircraft that was used in 2015.

Departing from Philadelphia – the company’s most important hub in the U.S. – passengers will have the opportunity to fly within a network of 160 destinations in the U.S., Canada, South America and the Caribbean.

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Communications and Marketing Director of Athens International Airport, welcomed the recommencement of the American Airlines flights in Athens and said: “The activity of American Airlines in the Athens-Philadelphia itinerary is very important, as this connection is of strategic significance for our market. On one hand, it serves the high demands of the passengers from and towards the U.S.; on the other hand, it offers the possibility to connect with a significant number of international destinations towards North and South America, therefore boosting even more the Athenian network.”


  • Dan

    No, PHL is not the most important hub for American Airlines…..it falls behind DFW, MIA, and LAX. Not even close.

    • [email protected]

      Then, ORD is waaaaaaay behind DFW, JFK, and yes, PHL is very, very, very, very important hub!!!!

  • Dan

    Yep, at American ORD has become the stepchild and a bit irrelevant in Europe, of course there’s f NRT, PEK, and PVG. Although PHL was important to US, it still lacks the growth of CLT. With the combined operation the emphasis will still be at MIA, DFW, and huge expansion at LAX. PHL is important, for now, but the forecast for the future is “up in the air”

  • Weird comment about PHL being the most important AA hub in such a simple story. I’d think that JFK, LAX, DFW and ORD would top PHL. MIA would be close and then CLT and PHX at this point. I like PHL and I like this new route announcement but PHL, most important? Not.