Phoenix Airport is excited to welcome additional international air service to Mexico. American Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico on January 10, 2023.
“Mexico is Phoenix’s number one trade and tourism partner which makes air service to Monterrey increasingly important for our local economy,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “As American Airlines expands its international service, Phoenix benefits from increased connectivity to emerging global markets and sought-after leisure destinations.”
Monterrey is Mexico’s third largest city, the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon and is a business hub for Northern Mexico. There has not been a nonstop flight between Phoenix and Monterrey since 2004.
The daily flight, operated on an Embraer 175, will depart Phoenix nightly at 7:50 p.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 11 p.m. The return flight will depart Monterrey at 8 a.m. and arrive in Phoenix at 9:40 a.m. The timing of the flight is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The aircraft has capacity for 76 passengers.
“As customers begin to plan their New Year’s travels, American is excited to provide new, nonstop service between Phoenix and Monterrey this January,” said Sophia Philis-Ortiz, American Airlines Managing Director of PHX Hub Operations. “We are proud to offer the most direct flights from Phoenix to Mexico. And, with this addition, our customers will be more seamlessly connected to one of Mexico’s top business and leisure destinations.”
This is the 13th Mexican destination American serves from Phoenix Sky Harbor. American’s flight schedule this January is 11 percent larger to Mexico than it was pre-pandemic in January 2019. Additionally, the 13 destinations represent a 44 percent increase in Mexican destinations served compared to January 2019.
International flights provide important economic benefits to the community. Pre-COVID, international flights had an annual economic impact of $3 billion.
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