USA: starting tomorrow, even more flights to Europe

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North American tourist arrivals in Europe are expected to increase even during the fall, thanks to the increase in weekly direct connections from the United States to Europe planned for September.

According to data from Cirium, the global benchmark for airline and airport performance, growth compared to 2019 before the pandemic will be 3.5% and European destinations will be served by 43 airports in the United States, two fewer than in September 2019, but with more flights, up to 3,894 weekly departures.

Unsurprisingly, New York JFK is the best-represented airport with 776 weekly flights, followed by Newark with 414; 340 connections from Chicago O’Hare and 296 from Washington Dulles, while 273 weekly flights take off from Boston airport to the Old Continent.

Comparing September 2023 with the same month in 2019 indicates that even three small US airports are offering routes they did not have in the same month four years ago. These are Cleveland with Aer Lingus, Melbourne, Florida with Tui flights from the UK and St Louis-Missouri with Lufthansa connections from Frankfurt. This is the first time since October 2018 that the Ohio airport also offers connections to Europe.

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