Fridays, and on May 6 an additional Sunday flight will commence.
This added service, which will be available through October, helps meet the heightened demand from UK travellers wanting to visit Arizonaâ€”a holiday destination in the American Southwest known for its warm weather, desert scenery, American Indian culture, outdoor adventure, wellness resorts and, of course, the Grand Canyon.
â€śThe UK is Arizonaâ€™s second-largest source of overseas visitors, and BAâ€™s decision to add new service to Phoenix is a reflection of the appeal our state holds for Brits and other European travellers,â€ť said Debbie Johnson, director of the Arizona Office of Tourism. â€śIn addition to the Grand Canyon, there are 21 other national parks and monuments in Arizona, and the iconic landmarksâ€”such as Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and Havasupai Fallsâ€”found within Arizonaâ€™s tribal lands are among the most beautiful places in North America.â€ť
British Airwaysâ€™ current daily service from London to Phoenix departs London Heathrow at 2:45 p.m. and arrives at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 5:35 p.m. The new flight will take off from Heathrow at 12:15 p.m. and touchdown in Phoenix at 3:00 p.m.
British Airways offer a lead-in Heathrow-to-Phoenix fare of ÂŁ782.11 return, including taxes and charges.