The restart of connections comes after a year and a half break due to the COVID-19 pandemic
British Airways has announced that it will relaunch flights to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport from its London/Heathrow base, starting on August 31 and coinciding with its 25th anniversary of serving the Arizona hub.
The flights will operate three times weekly and be serviced by one of the airline’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft, offering 272 seats across three travel classes.
Kate Gallego, Mayor of Phoenix, said: “British Airways has been a key partner to the city of Phoenix and Sky Harbour International Airport for more than 20 years. This flight will contribute to the growth of our economy, while providing travellers with a nonstop connection to Europe. We are proud of the world class service we are able to provide Phoenicians and visitors from all around the world.”
Resumption of services to the US West Coast facility come as the UK Government is allowing travellers from the US, who have received a full course of a COVID-19 vaccination, to enter the UK unrestricted, boosting travel demand.
Betty Guardado, District 5 Phoenix City councilmember, added: “I am thrilled to hear that British Airways will resume service from Phoenix Sky Harbor later this month. They are an important partner who helps boost our local economy, while also bringing new business to the area.”
According to the facility, international flights provide a boost of around $3bn each year to the economy of Arizona, of which Phoenix is the state’s capital.