GYPSUM, Colo. — American Airlines will operate a new nonstop flight between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) during the winter ski season.

The new, Saturday-only service from Philadelphia to Eagle County will run from Dec. 21, 2019 through Jan 4, 2020 and again from Feb. 15, 2020 through Apr 4, 2020.

“As we work to create a route network that connects more people and places across the globe, American Airlines is excited to add seasonal winter service between our Philadelphia hub and Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado,” said Jim Moses, Vice President of PHL Hub Operations. “The weekly flight provides customers looking to enjoy the snow easy access to one of the country’s most well-known ski destinations.”

The flight will depart Pennsylvania at 8:20 a.m and arrive in Eagle at 11:05 a.m. The return flight departs Colorado at 2:05 p.m. and arrives in Philadelphia at 8 p.m.

"We have a great partnership with American Airlines and we're thrilled with their decision to begin nonstop service from Philadelphia,” said Eagle County Manager Jeff Shroll.

The new service will be operated with a Boeing 757 aircraft.

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Passengers leave an American Airlines plane at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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