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Amarillo City Council Approves Plan For Direct-To-Phoenix Flights


The Amarillo City Council has approved a plan that would create one daily flight from Amarillo’s Rick Husband International Airport to Phoenix, Arizona.

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the decision means American Airlines can now begin preparing direct nonstop air service between Arizona and the Texas Panhandle. The city council voted unanimously to approve the plan, which will open Amarillo air customers up to 89 domestic destinations and four countries out of Phoenix.

Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson said she and her colleagues are “pleased with the work that’s been done” to make the Phoenix connection happen.

The flights will begin sometime after the beginning of April. The current plan is for a 76-seat jet to leave Amarillo for Phoenix daily at 8:45 a.m. and return at 10:55 p.m.