American Airlines will add a 4x daily nonstop flight from TUS - LAX starting June 11, the Tucson Airport Authority said today.
Like current American flights to LAX, the new flight will be flown on regional jets operated by SkyWest Airlines under the American Eagle name.
The new flight allows American to spread out its flights over the day with departures from the early morning, two during the day and one in the evening, improving connectivity through LAX to and from other American destinations in the West and across the Pacific, Tucson airport officials said.
Aside from the Los Angeles flights, American offers mainline non-stop flights to DFW currently seven flights most days; and to ORD twice a day. American is Tucson’s second biggest airline, accounting for more than 25 percent of the passenger traffic at TUS last year