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American Airlines Adds Second Daily Flight to HermosilloAmerican Airlines Adds Second Daily Flight to Hermosillo<div class="ExternalClass157115496A534CA2A70FE7DD2028F62E">Phoenix, AZ – American Airlines has announced they are adding a second daily flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Hermosillo, Mexico. Service will begin on December 18. Flights will leave Hermosillo at 9 a.m, arriving in Phoenix at 10:19 a.m. then depart Phoenix at 7:14 p.m. and arrive in Hermosillo at 8:43 p.m.<br><br>Like American's current flight to Hermosillo, this flight will be served by a Bombardier CRJ-700 containing 70 seats. The flight will be operated by SkyWest.<br><br><div>​<img src="/aviationsite/MediaAssets/American%20Airlines%20at%20PHX.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:267px;" />The extra daily flight to Hermosillo will provide an economic boost to both Arizona and Mexico. With a strong trade and tourism partnership, the flight will provide a vital connection between the two cities.  In fact, the economic impact of international flights on the local community is more than $3 billion dollars. <br><br></div><div>Earlier this year, American Airlines announced it would begin nonstop service from Phoenix to Chihuahua. Phoenix Sky Harbor already offers service to nine other cities in Mexico. Phoenix Sky Harbor also offers service to more than 100 destinations across the U.S., as well as Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, and the United Kingdom. To find out more about where you can fly from Phoenix Sky Harbor, your most convenient international gateway, visit <a href="https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/flyphx">skyharbor.com/flyPHX.</a><br><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Quotes from Phoenix City Council</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>“Adding a second daily flight between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Hermosillo, Mexico increases nonstop options for passengers, making this a significant cross-border trade, investment and leisure travel stop for both cities. American Airlines' expansion underscores their commitment to meet our customers' travel needs."</p><p><strong>Councilwoman Thelda Williams, District 1</strong></p><p><strong>Chair Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee</strong></p><p><br></p><p>“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 is a project Councilwoman Williams and I knew Phoenix needed and urged staff in the Hermosillo office to work to make happen. This new flight speaks volumes about the impact our trade partnerships in Mexico are having. I am proud to see this new flight become a reality."<br></p><p><strong>Councilwoman Laura Pastor, District 4</strong></p><p><strong>Member of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee</strong></p><p><br></p><p>“Additional flight service between Phoenix and Hermosillo makes economic sense for both American Airlines and Phoenix. The states of Arizona and Sonora, where Hermosillo is located, are major trade partners and additional airline services will continue to strengthen this powerful trade and tourism partnership."<br></p><p><strong>Councilwoman Betty Guardado, District 5</strong></p><p><strong>Member of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee</strong></p><p><br></p><p>“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."<br></p><p><strong>Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">##</p><p> </p><p><strong style="font-size:12px;">Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, </strong><strong style="font-size:12px;"><em>America's Friendliest Airport®,</em></strong><strong style="font-size:12px;"> </strong><span style="font-size:12px;">has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Every day approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrive and depart at Sky Harbor. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.​</span><br><br></p><br></div></div>8/9/2019 11:40:00 PMskyharborPIO@phoenix.govskyharbor@phoenix.gov