Starting early in the second quarter, American Airlines (AA) is launching cargo services to new destinations across Europe. On May 4, the carrier will begin flights from Philadelphia (PHL) to Budapest, Hungary (BUD), and Prague, Czech Republic (PRG), as well as flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Venice, Italy (VCE). AA is also launching a Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) service, starting June 7.
Tristan Koch, AA’s regional managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa added that, in addition to expanding the carrier’s aviation network, AA will also be “expanding our European trucking network this summer, so other offline destinations can feed into our growing network.”
Budapest and Prague will both be served using Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The Venice flights will be served with B787-8s. The service to Reykjavik will operate using a B757 aircraft and, is expected to mainly carry scientific equipment and fish products, which are Iceland’s major exports.
The additional flights will increase AA’s total U.S.-Europe route count to 427 flights per week to 58 destinations.
The three European capital cities—Budapest, Prague and Reykjavik—are all new to AA’s network.