American Airlines To Add New Routes from Austin

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LONDON – American Airlines is going to add 2 new routes starting from Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to:

  • Cozumel International Airport (CZM) in Mexico
  • Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica

The flights on both routes will be operated year-round and launch on the 11th of June.

American has scheduled to operate once a week on Saturdays using the 76-seater Embraer E175 aircraft. These planes are operated under the American Eagle brand.

The flights to CZM will depart at 09:20 and will arrive at 12:50.

The return flight will depart at 12:30 and arrive at 15:20 in AUS. Meanwhile, the flight to MBJ will depart at 08:00 and arrive at 11:23.

The return flight will depart at 12:03 and arrive at 15:53 in AUS. All times are local.

Besides the Saturday flights, American will operate 74 daily flights out of Austin.

However, on Saturdays, according to the data from Cirium, American has scheduled 77 departures. Cozumel and Montego Bay join Nassau (NAS) as Saturday-only departures out of AUS on American Airlines.

With the addition of these 2 new destinations, American will be serving a total of over 35 destinations out of AUS.

These 2 destinations are once-weekly flights, meaning they won’t contribute much to the ever-growing market out of Austin, however, this shows the way American continues to think about the city within the network.

As Vasu Raja, American’s new CCO explained to Simple Flying, Austin is an interesting market in large part because of the airline’s significant penetration into the local market and its growing business scene that craves new kinds of air service.

The addition of flights out of Austin to these nonstop destinations comes as American continues to rebuild its network and focus on the strength of its core hubs.

Much of that traffic is routed through Dallas, so moving customers over to the nonstop gives American the ability to open up some new connections through Dallas.

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