KEY WEST, Florida Keys — American Airlines is to launch nonstop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Key West International Airport (EYW) — the first between the two cities — and from Chicago, Illinois, into Key West in February for spring and summer travel.
Beginning Feb.16, 2019, American Airlines is adding weekly nonstop service on Saturdays from Philadelphia (PHL) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) international airports. Both flights are scheduled to run through Aug. 31, 2019, on 76-passenger Embraer E175 aircraft.
American’s new service is to be Key West’s first from Philadelphia International Airport, an international hub for American that serves eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and its shore region, Delaware and the Delaware Valley, and northern Maryland.
“We’re extremely excited that Philadelphia area residents will have an opportunity to fly nonstop to Key West,” said Richard Strickland, director of airports for the Florida Keys & Key West. “American Airlines is adding service that will further connect Key West to the world.”
In addition, on Dec. 24, American is to resume nonstop winter and spring 2019 service from Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) — increasing connectivity into Key West from the Midwest and West Coast — with daily flights through April 1, 2019, on E175 regional jets.
American also is extending its DFW daily nonstop service between June 6 and Aug. 19, 2019, with flights available for sale beginning Oct. 8. The service is being continued due to strong performance with its summer seasonal nonstop service on the same route.
E175 aircraft have seating for 64 main cabin and 12 first-class passengers.
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