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American Airlines to Connect Athens with Chicago in 2019

Photo source: AIA

Photo source: AIA

American Airlines announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens International Airport (AIA) in Greece from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) for the 2019 summer season.

The Athens-Chicago route, which is subject to government approval, will launch in May 2019 and run until October 2019. Daily flights will be carried out with the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner and are expected to offer about 70,000 new airline seats. This will be the airline’s second connection with Athens, Greece, as it already operates the seasonal Philadelphia – Athens route.

According to an announcement by the airline, the new Athens-Chicago route is part of its European network expansion, which will include nine new routes designed to meet customer demand:

CLT: Daily year-round service to Munich Airport (MUC)
DFW: Daily summer seasonal service to Dublin Airport (DUB) and to MUC
ORD: Daily summer seasonal service to Athens International Airport (ATH) in Greece
PHL: Daily summer seasonal service to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in Scotland; new summer seasonal service to Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) in Italy and Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Croatia
PHX: Daily seasonal service to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Via Twitter, Athens Airport applauded the airline for its decision to connect Chicago to Athens: “Chicago is coming to #Athens! American will be launching a new daily direct flight between Chicago ORD and #athensairport – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner of American will connect the 2 destinations From May 3rd till October 2nd 2019. Well done @AmericanAir!”

According to an announcement by Athens Airport, Athens is seeing growing numbers from the United States market. Until the month of July, passengers traveling for leisure or business trips showed a 25 percent increase.

About the Author
Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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