Half of the nonstop routes out of the United States to the continent are routed out of either John F. Kennedy International Airport or Newark. American Airline’s new Philadelphia to Casablanca route will be the airline’s first flight into the African continent. But the new United route is not the first time the airline has flown nonstop to Africa. Three years ago, United discontinued a Houston to Lagos, Nigeria, route that serviced travelers in the energy and oil industries. Airlines are increasingly introducing nonstop flights, dramatically reducing travel time and further linking the United States to major African nations.
SOURCES: THE NEW YORK TIMES