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Aeromexico Adds Austin-Mexico City Nonstop Service

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Aeromexico has launched new nonstop service between Austin and Mexico City. “Adding Austin as our 17th destination in the United States makes us proud as this new service will increase our connections and frequencies between United States and Mexico City,” said Anko Van der Werff, Chief Revenue Officer at Aeromexico.

Anko Van der Werff, Chief Revenue Officer at Aeromexico / photo credit: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport / City of Austin

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“The Austin service increases our average weekly offer to 6,500 seats in our round routes to Texas that will increase economical, commercial, educational and cultural trade with the state; it also allows our clients to connect to more destinations inside Mexico, Central and South America,” he added.

The new flights from Austin operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting November 17, 2016, departing at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) 1:09 PM, arriving at Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) at 3:33 PM. Return flights from Mexico City depart on the same days at 9:30 AM, arriving in Austin at 11:53 AM.

Andrew Cantu, Austin Chamber of Commerce; Lordes Zahos, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau; Mario Flores, Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Anko Van der Werff, Aeromexico Chief Revenue Officer; Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin; and Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Consul General of Mexico in Austin cut the ribbon during the celebration of new nonstop flight service from Austin to Mexico City. / photo credit: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport / City of Austin

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From Mexico City, convenient connections to 45 destinations in Mexico are available on Aeromexico. Beyond Mexico, Aeromexico offers service to 15 destinations in Latin America, four in Europe, three in Canada and two in Asia.

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ViaAir Announces Austin to Oklahoma City, Tucson nonstop flights

ViaAir announced new nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport and to Tucson International Airport.

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ViaAir. Photo credit: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport / City of Austin

ViaAir announced new nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) and to Tucson International Airport (TUS), beginning January 18, 2018. These new flights join ViaAir’s nonstop option from Austin that includes the winter seasonal flights between Austin and Steamboat Springs / Hayden, Colorado started on December 13, 2017.

“Austin is an amazing, fast-growing city. We are thrilled to bring the convenience of direct flights to the markets of Tucson and Oklahoma City as the start of expanded service in the region. We will roll out additional cities throughout next year as we hope to be known as Austin’s hometown airline,” said Matthew Macri, ViaAir’s Vice President of Operations.

ViaAir plans to base crews and maintenance at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, positioning its Austin based operations to expand, the carrier reports.

“ViaAir’s continued growth, connecting two new nonstop destinations to Austin, is welcomed,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “These Oklahoma City and Tucson additions bring more options for customers and can ease new business and tourism connections for Central Texans. It also adds to the regional carrier’s new seasonal service from Austin to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, starting Dec. 13, 2017.”

Four days per week, the Austin to Oklahoma City nonstop flights depart Austin at 5:05 PM and arrive in Oklahoma City at 6:25 PM, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In the opposite direction, the nonstop flight departs Oklahoma City at 7:10 PM and arrives in Austin at 8:30 PM. All times are local.

Three days per week, the Austin to Tucson nonstop flight departs Austin at 10:50 AM and arrives in Tucson at 12:20 PM, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. In the opposite direction, the nonstop flight departs Tucson at 1:05 PM and arrives in Austin at 4:10 PM. All times are local.

ViaAir is partnering with Embark Aviation to commercially manage these flights which includes: pricing, revenue management, network planning, and marketing functions.

“Embark is very excited to work with ViaAir and help them develop a world class airline. With our experience and resources, Embark can profitably position Via for growth in many unserved, niche, market opportunities,” said Clint Ostler, Vice President Marketing and Development for Embark Aviation, Inc.

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Norwegian to Start Nonstop Service from Austin to London Gatwick

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Norwegian has announced nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), making Austin the first Texas city serviced by Norwegian. Service begins March 27, 2018 and will operate three times per week.

“We’re very excited to bring the Norwegian experience to Austin,” said Norwegian’s CEO Bjørn Kjos. “This city makes perfect sense as our first entry into the Lone Star state. Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, which perfectly fits Norwegian, being the world’s fastest-growing airline. We see great opportunities with our new route, both in terms of lowering trans-Atlantic fares for Austinites and bringing more tourists and business travelers to the region, which will help support thousands of local jobs.”

Norwegian’s new nonstop flight, serviced by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The eight hour flight will depart from the Barbara Jordan Terminal at 4:20 PM and arrive in London at 7:20 PM. Flights depart LGW at 10 AM and arrive in Austin at 2:20 PM. All times are local.

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Delta Adds New Austin to Boston Route

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Delta Airlines announced nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), starting on Sept. 10, 2017

Delta’s new year round, nonstop flights between Austin and Boston operates six days per week, Mondays-Saturdays and begin Sept. 11. Flights depart Austin at 6:30 AM and arrive in Boston at 12:20 PM. Boston to Austin flights start on Sept. 10 and operate six days per week, Sundays – Fridays. The BOS-AUS flights depart Boston at 7:30 PM and arrive in Austin at 11:10 PM.

The flight will be operated using Airbus A319 aircraft, which have been recently upgraded, offer free on-demand inflight entertainment for all passengers, and includes first class seating.

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