Pointing to a Busy Travel Summer; Airport, Airlines Get Ready

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The Philadelphia International Airport and the airlines that operate there are prepping for a busy summer season of travel, writes Laura Smythe for Philadelphia Business Journal.

Warmer weather and expanded vaccinations have meant many people are ready to fly again this summer.

PHL is the transatlantic hub for American Airlines. This summer, American is adding 10 popular destinations to its routes out of Philadelphia, according to Michael Tanenbaum at phillyvoice.com.

American plans to include flights to Charleston, Memphis, Williamsburg, Seattle, Charlottesville, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Des Moines, New York, and Baltimore/Washington.

Frontier Airlines announced it is adding routes to Portland, Maine and Providence, Rhode Island out of PHL.

“Domestic is booming right now,” said Philadelphia Airport CEO Chelle Cameron. “People are going all over the place in the United States.”

The airport is still looking for business and international travel to return.  The airport is teaming up with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau to lure travelers back to Philadelphia.

PHL will continue growing domestic travel as it focuses on reopening international markets.

Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal about the Philadelphia Airport’s increase in domestic flights.

Read more at phillyvoice.com about American Airlines expanded city itinerary for the summer.