Berlin is introducing a new long-haul connection in June 2019. During ITB Berlin, American Airlines hosted a press conference where the new non-stop connection from Berlin-Tegel to Philadelphia was presented to the media.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “We are delighted with the new long-haul connection. Philadelphia is the third North American destination to be served non-stop from Berlin. This will further strengthen tourism and the economy of the capital region. In 2018 alone, almost 950,000 passengers flew from Berlin to North America and back. Guests from the USA and Canada accounted for almost ten percent of overnight stays in hotels in Berlin.
At the same time, American Airlines has ensured it has a significant head start with regard to the BER: When the new airport goes into operation in October 2020, the airline will be able to offer an already established long-haul connection.”
Cristian Lizana, Regional Sales Manager Central and Eastern Europe for American Airlines: “Launching the new route from Berlin to Philadelphia is a welcome addition to the German market. The new route will open up a wealth of connections for customers wishing to travel from Berlin to destinations across our extensive network in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America and Canada.”
Flights will operate on the route four times a week from 8 June to 29 September 2019. From Berlin, there will be flights to the US East Coast on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Planes will take-off in Tegel at 10:35 local time and land at 13:40 in Philadelphia. The planes will take off to fly back at 18:15 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and land in Tegel at 8:35 the next day. A Boeing 767-300 will be used.
As American Airlines’ largest hub in the northeast of the USA, people travelling from Philadelphia will have numerous connections to choose from: Up to four hours after arriving on a flight from Berlin, American Airlines offers onward flights to 60 destinations in the USA and Canada, including Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle and Atlanta.
Customers flying from Berlin to Philadelphia can choose from 28 lie-flat, direct aisle-access Flagship Business seats complemented by a range of exclusively designed bedding by sleep experts Casper, chef-inspired menus, the use of premium noise-cancelling headphones and access to American’s Admirals Club in PHL. There are 177 seats in Main Cabin and all customers can enjoy inflight Wi-Fi and complimentary beer and wine.