Lubbock travelers will have a new choice with American Airlines' new addition of a daily two-hour flight to Phoenix.

As of March 3, 2016, the Sky Harbor in Phoenix has nonstop, daily flights added from Lubbock, Midland/Odessa and Roswell. City of Lubbock officials have confirmed this change in American Airlines' flight plans. Nonstop flights from Lubbock to Phoenix have been unavailable since 1991.

Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport officials welcomed the new nonstop flight with a water salute by spraying the plane with firetruck hoses at a ceremony on Thursday.

These tickets can be bought for approximately $250 when bought 30 - 60 days in advance.