Emilia Romagna Getting its First Direct Flight to North America

In just over one month, the Italian region of Emilia Romagna will be closer than ever when North America gets its first direct airline route to Bologna with American Airlines. The seasonal service will operate four times per week from June 6 to September 28, 2019 between Philadelphia and Bologna.


Flights on this route will depart from Italy on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:30am arriving at 4:05pm. Then on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday flights from Philadelphia will depart at 7:45pm arriving the next day at 9:20am in Bologna.

Philadelphia - Bologna 19:45 - 09:20 AA130 B767-300ER -2-4-67

Bologna - Philadelphia 12:30 -16:05 AA131 B767-300ER 1-3-5-7

These seasonal flights will use Boeing 767 aircraft, featuring lie-flat business class seats, Cole Haan amenity kits and chef-designed meals with award-winning wines.

Emilia Romagna, home to gourmet delights such as Parma ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, traditional Balsamic vinegar and Bolognese sauce has always been renowned for its foodie credentials, yet 2019 sees some exciting cultural attractions open. The spectacular Teatro Galli, which has just re-opened its doors after 75 years, to once again become Rimini’s home of great music. There will also be new cultural attractions to enjoy, from specially created helicopter and balloon tours to the new Porto di Classe Museum, a fascinating archaeological park in Ravenna, plus visitors can follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci who created some of the famous infrastructure in the Duchy of Romagna, as 2019 commemorates the five hundredth anniversary of his death.


The region is also welcoming an exciting new hotel project from none other than Chef Massimo Bottura from Osteria Francescana, the current World's Best Restaurant. Casa Maria Luigia, located just outside of Modena, aims to extend Chef Bottura's hospitality to the renovated 18th-century villa.


As the home of the Food Valley, Emilia Romagna’s reputation as a foodie destination is second to none. Visitors flock to the region to taste pastas like tortellini in Bologna, traditional balsamic vinegar in Modena and prosciutto di parma and parmigiano reggiano in Parma. The new flight from American Airlines is sure to introduce the region to a larger swath of American travelers.