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American Airlines is set to launch nonstop service between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Key West International Airport—the first between the two cities—and from Chicago, Illinois, into Key West 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 to Key West. 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 and Key West, in press materials. “American Airlines is adding service that will further connect Key West to the world.”

In addition, on Dec. 24, 2018 American is to resume nonstop winter and spring 2019 service from Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW), increasing connectivity to the island from the Midwest and West Coast with daily flights through April 1, 2019 on E175 regional jets. American is also extending its DFW daily nonstop service between June 6 and Aug. 19, 2019, with flights available for sale beginning Oct. 8.

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