AUSTIN, Texas – The coronavirus pandemic has hit the aviation industry hard. There were layoffs and traffic at airports across the country, including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, declined significantly.
Still, there is some good travel news to report. As the spread of COVID-19 vaccines increases and virus cases decrease, the travel options at Austin Airport are expanding.
We are excited about these incredible new travel opportunities for our travelers in central Texas, and look forward to welcoming new visitors to the live music capital of the world soon! #FlyAUStin https://t.co/1fPFhVP94o
– Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (@AUStinAirport) March 11, 2021
American Airlines has announced that it will seasonally serve seven cities and three other cities year-round from May.
Starting May 6, you can take non-stop flights to Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, and New Orleans. You can add Tampa on June 31st, and Raleigh will be available on July 3rd. Flights to Dulles International Airport will begin twice daily on August 17th.
Seasonal flights only on Saturday to Aspen, San José del Cabo, Mexico and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport in Florida begin June 5th.
“American is committed to expanding alongside the exponential growth of the Austin area, and we will be the easiest airline to do business with as we continue to grow,” said Brian Znotins, American vice president of network planning. “Customers have asked for more service for Austin, and today we’re answering the call. Not only will these routes give businesses a chance to get back to business and vacationers soaking up the excitement of Austin, but they will also connect central Texans with new recreational destinations they desire. “
In addition, Spirit Airlines has announced that it will offer non-stop flights from Austin to Pensacola, Florida, starting in June.