FARGO — American Airlines will launch service between Fargo and Phoenix starting Dec. 18.

The route will depart from Fargo's Hector International Airport to Sky Harbor International Airport at 6:22 p.m. and arrive at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix at 10:35 p.m. The return flight will depart at 1:30 p.m. and arrive in Fargo at 5:26 p.m.

Tickets will be available for sale July 29.

So far this year, American Airlines has announced 11 new destinations from Phoenix.

“We’re the biggest airline in Phoenix and will continue to grow, especially during the peak winter when customers want to visit the most,” said Vasu Raja, vice president of network and schedule planning. “We’re looking forward to providing even more choices for our customers with new routes and increased service to key markets in California and the East Coast alike.”