With British Airways and Air Canada upping the number of travel options at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, area residents and international visitors have a wider array of choices in arrivals and departures.
British Airways announced extra nonstop flights to London, with connections to the rest of Europe while Air Canada has implemented nonstop trips between Sky Harbor and Montreal, streamlining itineraries for passengers between endpoints, according to a press release.
Beginning this month and in June, flights will arrive and depart three times a week from London, tentatively scheduled for 12:25 p.m. arrivals and 2:35 p.m. departures each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in addition to an existing late afternoon/early evening option, according to the release.
“It’s very convenient to begin with to get on a plane in Phoenix and get off in London without having to check in and check out your luggage (repeatedly),” Michael Reed, Arizona State University's program director, a frequent passenger on British Airways, said. “And this second flight will bring back many more tourists to Arizona, as well as business travelers.”
Air Canada, which carried close to 25,000 passengers through Phoenix Sky Harbor last year, will also fly in and out three times weekly in winter and spring, according to the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Canada Arizona Business Council CEO and founder Glenn Williamson said business people will be using these flights, not just winter residents.