American Airlines will begin offering nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport starting Nov. 5.
The flight will provide daily service on an Airbus A320. It will depart Phoenix at 5 p.m. MST, landing in Jacksonville at 10:01 p.m. EST. The return flight will depart Jacksonville at 8 a.m. EST, arriving at Phoenix at 9:37 a.m. MST.
The one-way fare is listed at $203 to $233 on American Airlines’ website.
“This nonstop flight will not only link us to our largest unserved market, but it will also offer excellent connecting opportunities for passengers,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said in a news release.
“With service to eight destinations from JAX, American is delighted to offer customers expanded access to our global network as they begin to plan a winter getaway,” Philippe Puech, American Airlines director of short-haul network planning, said in the release.
Business ties between Jacksonville and Phoenix were one of the contributing factors to adding the new service. Both cities are home to Mayo Clinic campuses.
“Jacksonville will be conveniently and expeditiously connected with Phoenix through this nonstop service on American Airlines, creating efficient travel between two of Mayo Clinic’s premier destination medical centers,” Dr. Kent Thielen, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida, said in the release.
American Airlines currently offers nonstop service from Jacksonville to Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
For fares, reservations, flight schedules and more information, visit www.aa.com.