After Polish Airlines LOT’s recent decision to launch direct flights to Chicago and New York, American Airlines announced earlier this week that it will launch new direct flight service between Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in May 2018. The new service will offer more than 2800 weekly seats between the two cities during the 2018 summer season, with Boeing 767-300 planes servicing the route.

The announcement will make Philadelphia the third American airport offering non-stop service to Budapest alongside New York (JFK) and Chicago O’Hare. 

"It’s a great time in the life of Budapest Airport as Philadelphia is the third American service that we can announce will launch next summer, in addition to New York (JFK) and Chicago (O’Hare),” said Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport.

"After a six-year hiatus, it’s a joyful moment to celebrate the return of American Airlines. I believe that all of this demonstrates the development of Budapest, which has allowed our airport to become the most dynamic in the region. The newest American service is the result of close cooperation between the Budapest Airport and the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Together, we represent Hungary in air transport and diplomatic fora, and promote Hungary as an attractive destination for business and tourism,” added Mr. Lammers.

To find out more information about the planned non-stop service from PHL-BUD including timetables, please click HERE.