PHOENIX - On Aug. 31, direct flights between Phoenix and London by British Airways resumed with the landing of a BA plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
News that British Airways would resume direct flights were announced by officials with Sky Harbor Airport on Aug. 19. According to the statement, the flight will operate three times a week.
"The flight will depart Phoenix at 7:15 p.m., arriving in London the next day at 1:15 p.m. It will then depart London at 2:15 p.m. arriving in Phoenix at 5:05 p.m.," read a portion of the statement.
The direct flight was cancelled as a result of restrictions related to COVID-19.
"British Airways has been a key partner to the city of Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport for more than 20 years," said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, in the statement. "This flight will contribute to the growth of our economy, while providing travelers 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."
According to Sky Harbor's website, most of the 23 international destinations served by the airport are located in Canada or Mexico. London is one of only two European destinations, the other being Frankfurt, Germany. The airport's website also states that American Airlines operates direct flights between the airport and London's Heathrow Airport.
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