British Airways will resume flights between London Heathrow and Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport at the end of the month.

The route – which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year – is set to resume on August 31 after an 18-month suspension due to Covid-19, with a three-times-weekly service.

Flights will depart Heathrow at 1415, landing into Phoenix at 1705, with the return leg leaving the US city at 1915 and arriving back into London at 1315 the following day.

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

The resumption of flights to Phoenix follows BA’s recent announcement of plans to increase services between the US and London Heathrow this month, following the decision by the UK government to remove quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers arriving from the EU and US.

Additional flights are being added from New York JFK, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle.

British Airways increases US-Heathrow frequencies

Commenting on the news Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego 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.”