On the left third, a tall sign with a picture of Tijuana and outline of the Mexico map announce the new American Airlines route between TIJ and Phoenix. To the right, four mariachi musicians play instruments.

American Airlines initiates service from Phoenix to Tijuana, Mexico

Published: 02/15/2024

Phoenix (PHX) is the only U.S. destination from Tijuana (TIJ)

PHOENIX (Feb. 15, 2024) — America’s Friendliest Airport® is excited to announce the start of American Airlines’ new international service to Tijuana, Mexico. Daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport began Feb. 15, 2024.

“Phoenix and Mexico share strong trade and tourism connections, and this new direct route to Tijuana further reinforces our partnership,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “We expect the new flight to generate 10 million dollars in economic impact every year and ultimately help us on our mission to diversify and fortify Phoenix’s growing economy, particularly in the manufacturing industry. I want to thank the great Aviation Team and American Airlines for all of their hard work to make today’s announcement possible.”

American Airlines flight 4841 will depart PHX at 11:15 a.m. and arrive at PHX at 2:42 p.m. daily. The airline will utilize both Embraer 175 and Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft.

Tijuana is Mexico’s second most populous city in the state of Baja California and is known for its lively entertainment and art scenes while boasting pleasantly mild temperatures year-round. Phoenix is the only United States destination for Tijuana. TIJ is one of the most connected airports in Mexico providing service to more than 40 destinations within Mexico.

This is the 14th Mexican destination American serves from Phoenix Sky Harbor. International flights provide important economic benefits to the community. Pre-COVID, international flights had an annual economic impact of $3 billion.

To learn more about all the places you can fly from Phoenix, visit https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly

Quotes from Phoenix City Council

“Sky Harbor is the gateway to our community, and with this new nonstop service to Tijuana, we are now connecting to even more destinations throughout Mexico, making travel easier and more efficient for anyone who wants to get away for vacation, or learn more of the great things Phoenix has to offer.” Phoenix continues to attract new airline service because we are cost-effective and great partners.”

Vice Mayor Debra Stark

“This new air service to Tijuana strengthens our mutually beneficial economic ties to Mexico, opening even more avenues for trade and travel., Phoenix continues to be a destination of choice for investment and leisure, and we are providing yet another opportunity.”

Councilwoman Ann O’Brien, District 1

“The cultural and economic exchange between Phoenix and cities across Mexico is an essential part of our culture here, and this new service provides our residents another opportunity to connect with loved ones and friends, I value that partnership and look forward to what this new connection will bring!”

Councilwoman Laura Pastor, District 4

“With the addition of this new service to Tijuana, American Airlines is helping family and friends to connect, travelers to find adventure, and businesses to see new opportunities where they may not have before.”

Councilwoman Betty Guardado, District 5

“American Airlines’ nonstop service to Tijuana is more than a new and convenient travel option, it’s a sign of the value Phoenix and its longstanding connection to Mexico as a trading partner are for our airlines, with business and investment booming, this new connection helps to make the case for even more development in the future.”

Councilwoman Kesha Hodge Washington, District 8

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, America’s Friendliest Airport®, has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. On an average day, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 130,000 passengers arrive at and depart from Phoenix Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the airport.