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Philadelphia will become the 17th nonstop destination from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, providing Arkansas businesses and resident with their first direct flight to the City of Brotherly Love.

The once-a-day service being provided by American Airlines starts Sept. 4.

The Embraer ERJ-175, which has 76 seats, will leave Philadelphia at 3:50 p.m. and it arrives at XNA at 5:55 p.m.

The flight to Philadelphia leaves XNA at 3:55 p.m. and arrives at 7:40 p.m.

Philadelphia is considered an excellent international gateway with about 40 nonstop flights a day to cities in Canada, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Europe.

XNA has nonstop flights to 15 airports now, and the 16th destination will be Nashville. Allegiant Air starts that service in June.

American Airlines is the dominate carrier at XNA, providing nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, Washington Reagan, Los Angeles, Charlotte and New York LaGuardia.

Pictured at the top: Located in West Philadelphia’s Powelton Village neighborhood, Drexel Park boasts arguably the best skyline view of Center City Philadelphia. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.