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American Airlines launch summer 2017 flights between Glasgow and Philadelphia
11 May 2017

Glasgow Airport has welcomed the return of American Airlines with the launch of summer 2017 seasonal flights between Glasgow and Philadelphia.

The airline has inaugurated its seasonal summer service from Scotland's largest city with flights to Philadelphia now operating daily.

Flights between Glasgow and Philadelphia and hugely popular with American tourists using the service to visit Glasgow and discover Scotland's cultural capital boasting incredible architecture steeped in history, celebrated art galleries and museums, world-renowned shopping, crowded pubs and clubs and terrific restaurants, and other major tourist draws throughout Western Scotland including Argyll & Bute, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and many of the country’s top whisky distilleries and golf courses.

Flights between Glasgow and Philadelphia are equally popular with Scottish based travellers.

Philadelphia is the birth city of American democracy and is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted. As such, Philadelphia is home to a rich and unique history with world class museums, beautiful architecture and monuments commemorating its past throughout the city. View the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of freedom across America. Immerse yourself in Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Explore the resident and changing exhibits about American history at the National Constitution Center or visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and run up the iconic 'Rocky Steps' as you overlook the city. Whenever you visit Philadelphia, you’ll find an abundance of things to see and do and with direct flights from Glasgow Airport, discovering Philadelphia could not be easier.

Once in Philadelphia passengers can connect seamlessly with onward American Airlines flights to over 100 destinations throughout the Americas including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington DC. Passengers connecting in Philadelphia with American Airlines benefit from checking-in at Glasgow Airport with their bags being checked through to their final destination and when checking-in at Glasgow, passengers will receive boarding passes for their flight to Philadelphia and those for the onward connecting flight, giving passengers a seamless and hassle-free connection.

The increase in flights to Philadelphia further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's gateway to the United States with direct flights to Las Vegas, New York JFK & Newark, Orlando International & Sandorf, and Philadelphia. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.

Like many transatlantic directions, direct flights to Philadelphia are not available from any other Scottish airport.

Suzanne Boda, Senior Europe Vice President, American Airlines, said: “We’re pleased to return to Glasgow this spring, a destination that has proven popular with customers for the past thirteen years and we look forward to giving our Glasgow originating customers access to an even greater range of destinations and flights.”

Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports with new flights taking-off to over 20 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Jamaica, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.

American Airlines flights from Glasgow to Philadelphia and beyond can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.