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.READ MORE: Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Burns in Butte County North of Chico
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.READ MORE: Sunnyvale Police Arrest Man Suspected of Homicide Following Fight With an Associate
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.MORE NEWS: Cruz Reynoso, First Latino California Supreme Court Justice, Dies at 90
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