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EDMONTON — American Airlines has brought back its winter service between Edmonton International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, with an extended season running until May 3 and increasing to two daily flights between Dec. 16 and March 3.
Flights are operated on Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft with nine Business Class seats and 67 Main Cabin seats, 34 of which are ‘Main Cabin Extra’ seats with an extra three inches of pitch. WiFi is available for every passenger.
“We are delighted to be returning to Edmonton once more and offer more connectivity to and from Alberta,” said Rolando Guerra, American’s General Manager of YEG. “Phoenix is a large and well placed hub and offers Canadian travellers great onward connections throughout the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica.”
From PHX American operates over 260 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Popular connections from PHX include Aspen (ASE), Austin (AUS), Cancun (CUN), Mazatlán (MZT), Mexico City (MEX), Orlando (MCO), Palm Springs (PSP), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), and San Jose Del Cabo (SJD). American Airlines has three Admirals Club lounges located at PHX.
American also offers year-round service from Calgary International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
American is in the midst of a US$3 billion reno, with new investments including fully lie-flat seats, international WiFi, more in-flight entertainment options and power outlets and a new, modern design for lounges worldwide including in PHX.