Flights start Thursday between Roswell and Phoenix

Flights between Roswell and Phoenix begin on Thursday.

Roswell International Air Center and American Airlines start the route that day involving Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The flight arriving in Roswell late in the day ends with a water cannon salute over the plane.

The first flight to Phoenix leaves soon after that incoming plan arrives.

The City of Roswell says this new service brings convenience and opportunity to those flying to the west, as well as those looking to discover all of the great offerings in southeast New Mexico.