Just as Delta Air Lines announced that it will be expanding its Trans-Atlantic network for summer 2019, American Airlines will also be boosting its European network next summer with several new routes to Germany, Italy and Croatia. These routes are specially designed to meet customer demand for the busy summer travel season, with flights available for purchase beginning August 27, 2018.

The nine new routes, subject to government approval, are as follows:

  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT): Daily year-round service to Munich Airport (MUC)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): Daily summer seasonal service to Dublin Airport (DUB) and to Munich Airport (MUC)
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD): Daily summer seasonal service to Athens International Airport (ATH) in Greece
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): Daily summer seasonal service to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) in Scotland; new summer seasonal service to Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL), Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) in Italy and Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) in Croatia
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX): Daily seasonal service to London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) - Munich Airport (MUC) daily service will begin on March 31, operated using the Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) - Dublin Airport (DUB) daily service will run from June 6 to September 28 while the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) - Munich Airport (MUC) daily service will run from June 6 to October 26. Both routes will be operated using the Dreamliner aircraft; Boeing 787-9 for the DUblin route and Boeing 787-8 for the Munich route.

The Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - Athens International Airport (ATH) daily service will run from May 3 to September 28, operated using the Boeing 787-8 plane.

The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) - London Heathrow Airport (LHR) daily service will run from March 31 to October 26, operated using the Boeing 777-200 plane. This seasonal service complements the existing service from PHX offered by American Airlines' Atlantic Joint Business partner British Airways.

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - Edinburgh Airport (EDI) daily service will run from April 2 to October 26, operated using the Boeing 757 aircraft.

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL) 4X weekly service will take place from June 7 to September 28 using the Boeing 767 aircraft.

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) 4X weekly service will take place from June 6 to September 28 using Boeing 767 aircraft.

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) 3X weekly service will take place from June 7 to September 27, also using the Boeing 767 jet.

Passengers flying on American Airlines' seasonal Boeing 767 aircraft between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and TXL, BLQ and DBV next summer can look forward to lie-flat Business Class seats, Cole Haan amenity kits complete with chef-designed meals with award-winning wines. For those who are wondering, American Airlines will be the only airline to offer direct service from North America to Bologna and Dubrovnik when these seasonal flights launch next summer. Travelers on both sides of the Atlantic will soon have more options when shuttling between the Pond.

Additionally, passengers can expect seasonal service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) in Hungary and Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) in the Czech Republic, as well as those between Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) in Italy next summer, too. Those looking to get to Iceland will also benefit from American Airlines' summer seasonal service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland.

Denise Bay is a staff writer at GET.com. Email: denise.bay@get.com.