Published on : Monday, August 12, 2019
American Airlines which has increased its service to Latin America, is adding another nonstop flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Mexico. American Airlines will add a second daily flight from Phoenix to Hermosillo, Mexico, which is the capital and largest city in the state of Sonora in the month of December.
The flight will be operated by one of American’s regional partners, St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines. The flight will be conducted on one of SkyWest’s Bombardier CRJ-700 jets with 70 seats.
Phoenix Councilwoman Laura Pastor said that the addition of a second, nonstop service between Phoenix and Hermosillo was the result of the close partnership the city of Phoenix has with our trade offices in Hermosillo. This new flight speaks volumes about the impact our trade partnerships in Mexico are having.
Earlier this year, American Airlines announced it would begin nonstop service from Phoenix to Chihuahua, Mexico. Sky Harbor already offers service to nine other Mexico cities.
Already in August, Sky Harbor announced German airline Euro wings would begin nonstop service to Phoenix in 2020. Sky Harbor also has direct flights to Frankfurt, Germany; Canada; London; and Costa Rica. Phoenix and airport officials are still vying for a nonstop flight from Phoenix to Asia.
The economic impact of international flights on the local community is more than $3 billion dollars.
Phoenix Councilman Michael Nowakowski said that in the last 12 months, Arizona exported $22 billion in goods and products with more than half of those exports going to Mexico. American’s newest flight to Hermosillo from Phoenix will not only serve an important part of our daily commerce with Mexico but will also provide another flight option for Arizona residents who travel there frequently.
American Airlines has announced a number of new cities this summer for direct flights on a seasonal basis from Phoenix.