AA Resuming Flights to Virginia Airports
American Airlines will resume flights to two Virginia airports from Philadelphia beginning June 3. Flights to Newport News/Williamsburg Airport (PHF) and to Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) were described by airline officials two of 10 popular destinations from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
American will conduct three daily flights to PHF and two flights per day to CHO.
The announcement comes as the summer travel season is set to begin. Surveys from online travel sites Travelocity, The Points Guy, and Trip Advisor show that as many as two-thirds of Americans are planning to vacation between June and September.
"The routes American is resuming at PHL over the summer will provide our guests with the service they need to visit family and friends, enjoy outdoor recreational activities and, in some instances, make connections to other destinations," said Stephanie Wear, PHL director of air service development and cargo development. "We are thankful that American has recognized our passengers’ travel needs and reintroduced these destinations to the PHL roster. This is a positive step, and we look forward to more service returning to PHL over the remainder of the year."
With that many people planning to travel, airfares that were considered cheap last year are expected to increase to match demand. Travelers concerned about their vacation budgets are being encouraged to book now; consider mid-week options; and think about whether a late summer or early fall trip might help save money on travel.