British Airways Increases Summer Flights to Phoenix
In a press release on Tuesday from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, it was announced that British Airways would increase the number of flights from Phoenix to London.
According to the release, during the months of May and June, British Airways will have a second flight, three days a week. The flight will arrive in London at 12:25pm and depart at 2:35pm. The release noted that the arrival time in London will provide travelers with great options to connect with other flights.
The release stated:
Airlines choose destinations primarily based on the potential profit to be obtained in the market. That profit outlook begins with analyzing the existing demand for travel between the target cities and the projected ticket price. Phoenix is competing with destinations all over the world to present a convincing case to the airlines that a new international route will be profitable for their shareholders.
About 120 people travel from Phoenix to London as their final destination every single day, about 80 of whom are on the British Airways nonstop flight. The rest of the 260 passengers on the British Airways 747-400 aircraft are connecting to other cities in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Africa. While those other cities’ travelers help to fill up the London flight, none of the other cities have the robust numbers we see to London.
According to Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton, “The current daily flight by British Airways adds $100 million to our economy each year, so this new flight is a welcome addition to that impact and another sign of the strength of our growing market.”
The current flight to Phoenix arrives at 5:30pm and departs at 7:40pm and has been in operation since July 1, 1996. Tickets for the flights can be purchased starting yesterday.
For the full version of the release, visit Phoenix Sky Harbor’s media relations page.