SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — Sonoma County officials are celebrating American Airlines’ daily non-stop flights between Santa Rosa and Phoenix starting Thursday.

The airline and the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport marked the inaugural flight and the opening of a ticketing and check-in facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning.

The first flight was scheduled to arrive in Santa Rosa around 12:15 p.m. and depart for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport at 12:45 p.m. Flight time between the two airports is two hours.

The flights will operate as American Eagle on 70-seat Bombardier CRJ-700 aircraft. The seating is a two-class configuration with three rows of first class. Flights include in-flight Wi-Fi and food and beverage service.

The addition of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will allow Sonoma County residents to connect with several eastbound and Mexico destinations.

The Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport also offers direct flights on Alaska Airlines to Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, and twice-weekly flights on Allegiant Airlines to Las Vegas.

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