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British Airways to resume flights to Phoenix, Arizona

British Airways has announced plans to resume flights between London and Phoenix, Arizona at the end of this month.

The route – which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year – was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic but is all set to resume after 18 months of suspension.

British Airways will restart flights between London Heathrow Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on 31st August 2021. Initially, the flights will be operated 3-times-a-week but will be ramped up to daily from 26th September 2021.

The flight schedule of London-Phoenix-London route is:

  • London-Phoenix
  • Departure time: 14:15
  • Arrival time: 17:05
  • Flight time: 10 hours and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: BA289
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays (increasing to daily from 26th September 2021)
  • Phoenix-London
  • Departure time: 19:15
  • Arrival time: 13:15 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 10 hours
  • Flight number: BA288
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays (increasing to daily from 26th September 2021)

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These flights will be operated by a three-class Boeing B777-200 configured with 48 seats in Club World, 40 in World Traveller Plus, and 184 in economy.

Kate Gallego, Mayor, Phoenix, said:

British Airways has been a key partner to the city of Phoenix and Sky Harbor International Airport for more than 20 years. 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 resumption of flights to Phoenix follows the airline’s recent announcement of plans to increase services between the United States and London this month, following the decision by the UK government to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from the Europe and the US.

Meanwhile, Buy-On-Board has returned to British Airways’ short-haul flights and has also announced four new routes out of Belfast. The airline has reopened its First Class lounge at New York JFK for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began and has increased flights between India and London following a surge in demand.

Featured image by British Airways

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