American Airlines has brought the Czech Republic and the USA one step closer, launching direct service between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Philadelphia International Airport.
Flights are operated using Boeing 767-300 aircraft, providing more than 2,800 seats per week between the two cities, every day throughout the summer season.
Onboard, the business cabin offers 28 fully lie-flat, aisle accessible seats arranged in a one-two-one configuration, plus personal Samsung Galaxy tablets loaded with the latest movie releases, hit TV programs, games, music and best-selling book excerpts.
Business class customers can also enjoy American’s enhanced international premium cabin menus, designed by renowned celebrity chefs.
American is the first airline to connect the Czech Republic and the state of Pennsylvania with a direct flight.
From PHL, American’s largest hub in the north-east of the United States, customers can connect onto nearly 120 destinations across North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Connections from PHL with American include Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, Cancun and the Bahamas.
“Prague is a vibrant new addition to American’s international network and we are pleased to offer Czech travellers more choice and more connections for transatlantic travel,” said Richard Muise, director for Europe & Canada operations.
“If Philadelphia is their final destination, Czechs will be able to explore all of the history, shopping and culture the “City of Brotherly Love” has to offer.”
American is in the midst of more than $3 billion in planned improvements to give customers a superior travel experience around the world.
These investments include fully lie-flat seats; international Wi-Fi; more in-flight entertainment options and power outlets; a new, modern design for lounges worldwide including in PHL; and an upgraded assortment of complimentary healthy food, cocktails and more.
“I am very pleased that today and for the very first time we welcome American Airlines at Václav Havel Airport Prague, at the opening ceremony of a regular service between Prague and Philadelphia.
“This step brings us again closer to meeting our strategy of extending our flight offer to North America, as one of our priorities in the route development.
“There is long-term interest in travelling to the United States, and a major transport hub like Philadelphia will offer our passengers not only a quick connection to this interesting historic city but also a comfortable transfer to other destinations across the USA or Canada.
“Already today, American Airlines will offer our passengers around 65 connecting flights with a fast transfer within five hours of arrival,” said Václav Řehoř, chairman, Prague Airport.