Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, members of the Phoenix City Council, and other local leaders gathered at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport recently to welcome American Airlines’ first nonstop flight to Phoenix from London.
Photo above – Back row from left to right: Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher, Director of Aviation Services James E. Bennett, Managing Director for American Airlines in Phoenix John Daley, and crew members from American Airlines. Front row from left to right: Assistant Aviation Director Deborah Ostreicher, Phoenix City Councilwoman Felicita Mendoza, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Glenn Hamer, CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Todd Sanders, and President and CEO of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association Kim Sabow.
The new, year-round flight to London marks American’s first-ever non-stop flight from Phoenix to Europe.
American will use the Boeing 777-200ER for the flight. It offers 273 seats with three classes of service: Business Class; Premium Economy; and Main Cabin Service. The daily flight leaves from London at 9:30 a.m., arriving in Phoenix at 12:30 p.m. The Phoenix-London flight departs Phoenix at 3:10 p.m. and arrives in London at 9:25 a.m., making it convenient for both business and leisure travelers to make connections elsewhere in Europe.
This flight brings the number of flights per week to London to 14. British Airways continues to offer its daily nonstop service from Phoenix, departing at 7:45 p.m. International flights provide a vital boost to Arizona economy by bringing in about $3 billion each year.
For more information on this flight and other international routes operated from PHX, please visit skyharbor.com/flyphx.
Back row pictured from left to right: Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher, Director of Aviation Services James E. Bennett, Managing Director for American Airlines in Phoenix John Daley, and crew members from American Airlines.