AMERICAN AIRLINES BOLSTERS AUSTIN AS KEY “HUB”
American Airlines is adding 10 new, returning and seasonal routes to Texas’ capital city Austin.
The airline has also introduced four new codeshare routes with West Coast International Alliance partner Alaska Airlines for flights beginning May 6.
“American is eager to expand in Austin alongside the exponential growth of the region, and we’ll be the easiest airline to do business with as we continue to grow”, said Brian Znotins, American Airlines’ Vice President of Network Planning, adding, “Customers have been asking for more service to Austin, and today we’re answering the call. These routes not only provide opportunities for companies to get back to business and for leisure travellers to enjoy the excitement of Austin, but also connect Central Texans with new leisure destinations they desire.”
With the anticipated increase in business travel this summer, American is adding twice-daily service from Austin to Las Vegas (LAS); Nashville, Tennessee (BNA); Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU); and Washington Dulles (IAD), providing even more options for customers to make the most of their journeys.
The airline is also adding daily service from Austin to popular destinations including New Orleans (MSY); Orlando, Florida (MCO); and Tampa, Florida (TPA). New seasonal routes, on Saturdays, will connect Austin with Aspen, Colorado (ASE); Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD); and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida (VPS) this summer.
Austin continues to grow in importance for visitors from around the States, not only for its “6th Street style” exceptional entertainment, but also, of course, as a tech centre. Rita Visser, Director of Global Travel Sourcing at Oracle, said: “Austin is a vibrant technology hub where companies like Oracle are growing, investing and innovating for the future. We look forward to relying on American Airlines’ additional routes to support not just employees travelling to our new Austin headquarters, but also our customers and partners who are building their businesses with Oracle Cloud.”
These new route announcements complement existing American service between AUS and Boston (BOS); Charlotte (CLT); Chicago O’Hare (ORD); Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW); Los Angeles (LAX); Miami (MIA); New York (JFK); Philadelphia (PHL); and Phoenix (PHX).
This summer, American and its partners — JetBlue, Alaska Airlines, and British Airways — will serve 19 of the 25 largest markets from Austin.
“Whether flying to London on British Airways, to New York on JetBlue or to Las Vegas on American, customers in Austin will have the most choices and the best network as they continue to travel for leisure and return to traveling for business,” said Znotins. “The airlines are also offering better schedules for customers traveling to or from Austin with the most choices and excellent customer service no matter which carrier is operating the flight.”