PHOENIX – After a year and a half hiatus due to COVID-19-related restrictions, British Airways has announced they will resume service between Phoenix and London. U.S. travelers now once again have a nonstop option to get to the United Kingdom with the announced resumption of British Airways’ nonstop service to London Heathrow Airport.
“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. “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.”
The nonstop flight begins Aug. 31, 2021, and 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. It will be operated by a Boeing 777-200. It offers 272 seats with three classes of service. There are 48 seats in Club World (business class), 40 in World Traveler Plus (premium economy), and 184 in the economy. The flight times make it convenient for both leisure and business travelers to make connections across Europe.
“I am thrilled to hear that British Airways will resume service from Phoenix Sky Harbor later this month,” said District 5 Phoenix City Councilmember Betty Guardado. “They are an important partner who helps boost our local economy while also bringing new business to the area.”
This year, British Airways celebrates its 25th year anniversary of serving Phoenix Sky Harbor. International flights significantly boost Arizona's economy by bringing in about $3 billion each year.
“Welcome back, British Airways! Sky Harbor passengers are lucky to have once again direct access to one of the world’s premier international airlines,” said District 6 Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio. “I look forward to seeing where this partnership will go in the coming years.”
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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 125,000 passengers arrived and departed from Sky Harbor daily. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.