American to fly non-stop from London to Phoenix
American Airlines is launching a new non-stop flight between London and Phoenix, Arizona, beginning 31 March next year. The carrier will initially operate the new service from 31 March until 26 October 2019.
This added service helps meet the heightened demand from UK travellers wanting to visit Arizona—a holiday destination in the American Southwest known for its warm weather, desert scenery, American Indian culture, outdoor adventure, wellness resorts and, of course, the Grand Canyon.
The new service also indicates a growing international demand out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is known as “America’s Friendliest Airport”.
Earlier this year, American Airlines’ Atlantic joint business partner, British Airways, brought back an additional non-stop flight between London and Phoenix, which began 27 March. BA initially operated the added service on Tuesdays and Fridays, and on 6 May an additional Sunday flight was introduced.
Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism, said: “Arizona is the heart of the American Southwest, which is a region so many British travellers love.
“And Phoenix is, by far, the easiest fly-in destination for a visit to Grand Canyon National Park and all the activities at the south and north rims.
“Of course, the Grand Canyon is just one of 22 national parks and monuments in Arizona, and Brits who have travelled here before tend to want to see more parks, more dramatic landscapes, more Arizona cities and towns. This additional non-stop flight makes it easier to do that.”