PHOENIX - Flying to France is about to become a lot easier.
Starting in May, Air France will offer non-stop flights from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Paris for the first time.
The Airbus A350-941 is undergoing its first flight test at Toulouse Blagnac Airport before being delivered to Air France, in Toulouse, France, on December 6, 2023. (Photo by JoanValls/Urbanandsport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Air France will fly out of Sky Harbor three times a week during the summer.
"This is a huge win for us," Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. "We've been working for years to get non-stop service to Paris. I hear all the time from our residents how excited they are to take this service."
Sky Harbor says a recent economic impact study estimates the flights will add $30 million to the city's economy.