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KLM is coming to Austin

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its global network to include Austin, Texas.

Starting in May 2020, the state capital of Texas will be accessible three times a week with a nonstop KLM flight from Amsterdam. The flights will be operated using Airbus A330-300 equipment, seating 292 passengers per flight.

Austin will become the 19th North Atlantic destination to be served directly by KLM. The new KLM flights expand the Air France-KLM transatlantic network and strengthens the joint venture portfolio with Delta Air Lines. To open Austin as a new destination, changes have been made to the long haul KLM network to free up slots at Schiphol.

KLM will operate flights between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Austin on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from May 4, 2020. The Airbus A330-300 flights offer 30 seats in World Business Class, 40 Economy Comfort and 222 Economy class.

The flight schedule will be as follows:

KL0667 will depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol at 12:40 p.m. and arrive at 4:10 p.m. local time in Austin (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport).

KL0668 will leave Austin at 6:00 p.m. local time and arrive the next day at 10:25 a.m. in Amsterdam at Schiphol.

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Austin to change its gate numbers

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has issued this statement:

Gate 25 will soon be Gate 34. The original gate numbers of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will start to change the night of July 31, 2018. The gate renumbering was necessitated by the addition of nine new gates as part of the terminal expansion currently underway.

Gate renumbering maps below: Red numbers indicate existing gate numbers. Blue circles with white numbers indicate new number for gates. The phase one map shows gate number changes to occur July 31- August 1, 2018.

We’re changing our numbers! Gate number changes are underway at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), the airport of choice for Central Texas.

The gate renumbering was needed as part of adding nine new gates to the terminal (above). This terminal expansion will better serve growing passenger traffic and airlines.

All images by AUS.

Condor to fly from Austin, Texas to Frankfurt next summer

Condor Flugdienst (Frankfurt) has announced in the summer of 2016 it will be flying between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). The seasonal flights are scheduled to operate on Mondays and Thursdays from June 27, 2016 through September 1, 2016. Austin is the third addition to Condor’s network in the United States within one year after launching nonstop service between Providence (PVD) and Portland (PDX) to Frankfurt, Germany this summer.

 

 

Flights are scheduled to depart Austin at 7:55 p.m. (1955) and arrive in Frankfurt at 1:10 p.m. (1310) the following day. Flights are scheduled to depart Frankfurt at 1:25 p.m. (1325) and arrive in Austin at 5:55 p.m. (1755), all times local. Flights will operate on Condor’s Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft with 259 seats (18 Business/35 Premium Class/206 Economy).

On an annual basis, 7 million passengers fly with Condor to around 75 destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

Since 2013, the German airline Condor is part of the Thomas Cook Group Airlines to which the Thomas Cook Airlines UK, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia also belong.

40 aircraft are in the Condor fleet: 12 Airbus A320s, 3 Airbus A321s, 13 Boeing 757-300s and 12 Boeing 767-300s.

Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 767-38E ER D-ABUS (msn 30840) in the new 2013 livery arrives back at the FRA base.

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Virgin America to start Dallas Love Field – Austin flights

Virgin America (San Francisco) has announced it is launching sales on new flights from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The new flights take off on April 28, 2015, and flyers can select one of five daily nonstop flights from DAL to AUS, with convenient connecting service also available via DAL to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Virgin America arrival at DAL (VA)(LRW)

Above Photo: Virgin America. The airline’s high profile arrival in Dallas.

In the fall of 2014, Virgin America moved from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to DAL and launched new, nonstop daily flights from that airport to DCA, LGA, SFO and LAX.

With the addition of the new DAL-AUS flights, the airline will offer 19 daily departures from Love Field. Virgin America has served the Austin market since 2013, with nonstop flights from SFO. In 2014, the carrier also expanded its SFO-AUS schedule.

Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 N527VA (msn 3417) prepares to land in Las Vegas.

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Allegiant launches the Austin-Sanford route, arrives in Jacksonville

Allegiant DC-9-82 N415NV (10-Travel is our deal)(Tko) AUS (FEI)(LR)

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) yesterday (February 13) celebrated its inaugural flight to Orlando area from Austin, Texas.

Since beginning flights from Austin to Las Vegas in November 2013, Allegiant has flown over 40,000 Austin travelers to Las Vegas and back.

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

Contributing Editor Joe Fernandez of Fernandez Imaging was there to cover the inaugural. Here is his report:

Allegiant AUS inaugural (FEI)(LRW)

Above Photo: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport director, Jim Smith, on the right cuts the ribbon for the inaugural flight with city, chamber of commerce and Allegiant representatives participating.

Allegiant Air began new service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (KAUS) to Orlando-Sanford International Airport (KSFB) on Friday morning, February 13. The airline is the first one to provide service to Sanford International Airport from Austin. At the present, there will be two flights per week. On Mondays, the flight is scheduled to depart Austin at 10:00 AM arriving in Orlando at 1:40 PM. The returning flight departs at 7:45 AM and arrives in Austin at 9:20 AM. On Fridays, the flight to Orlando-Sanford will depart at 7:00 PM arriving at 10:40 PM. Return flights will depart Orlando-Sanford at 4:45 PM arriving in Austin at 6:20 PM. This is the carriers second destination from Austin Texas. Allegiant Air began Austin to Las Vegas flights in 2013.

The inaugural flight celebrations included a live band, plenty of cake, and gifts for all the passengers. Several key officials also helped in the ribbon cutting ceremonies at the terminal before boarding the plane. “More service to a populated area such as Orlando, is great news for Central Texas, giving more choices for passengers to fly to Austin”, said Jim Smith, Director of Austin-Bergsrtrom International Airport. “Allegiant has been successful from day one in Austin achieving good customer response on its route to Las Vegas”.

Allegiant Air was founded in 1997 under the name WestJet Express in Fresno, California and is now based in Nevada. The airline currently operates McDonnell Douglas MD-80, Boeing 757-200, and Airbus A319/A320 airliners. With well over 90 destinations as of 2014, Allegiant primarilly serves leisure travelers with flights to warmer destinations such as Las Vegas, Orlando, and Phoenix. It also has private charter operations.

Orlando-Sanford International Airport is located within a short drive north of the downtown area. The airport is dedicated more toward vacationing public and British / European charter airlines and is considered a good alternative to the larger Orlando International Airport. Orlando Florida is a famous world wide resort destination with a number of large theme parks, shopping areas, restaurants, and attractions for all ages to enjoy.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the airport of choice for all of Central Texas. With over 10.7 million passengers in 2014, the airport continues to grow and provide more flight options. Apart from the new Allegiant route to Orlando, new destinations are coming soon such as Air Canada to Toronto in May, American Airlines to Miami in March, Frontier Airlines to Atlanta in March, Branson Air Express to Branson Missouri in May, and Southwest Airlines to Saint Louis Missouri and Santa Ana (Orange County) California in June.

Above Copyright Photo: Fernandez Imaging. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (marketed as the MD-82) N415NV (msn 49909) lifts off from Austin bound for Sanford.

In other news, the company also launched twice-weekly service yesterday from Richmond, Virginia to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in the Tampa Bay area.

Additionally the ultra low-fare airline also started twice-weekly Syracuse, New York-Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood  flights yesterday.

On Thursday, February 12, the company has commenced its first service to Jacksonville, Florida from Cincinnati and from Pittsburgh on the next day.

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American to add four new domestic destinations from the Miami hub on March 5, starts Cap-Haitien service today

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) will launch new service between its Miami hub and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), Kansas City International Airport (MCI), Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and San Antonio International Airport (SAT) on March 5, 2015.

With these new routes, American will serve more than 130 domestic and international destinations from its Miami hub, providing customers ideal connections to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

These new routes will be served with Boeing 737-800 aircraft and will operate on the following daily schedule (all times local):

MIA-AUS

Departs AUS at 6:10 a.m. CT
Arrives at MIA at 9:58 a.m. ET

Departs MIA at 7:50 p.m. ET
Arrives at AUS at 9:58 p.m. CT

MIA-MCI

Departs MCI at 6 a.m. CT
Arrives at MIA at 10:09 a.m. ET

Departs MIA at 7:55 p.m. ET
Arrives at MCI at 10:05 p.m. CT

MIA-SLC

Departs SLC at 12:59 a.m. MT
Arrives at MIA at 7:50 a.m. ET

Departs MIA at 7:55 p.m. ET
Arrives at SLC at 11:11 p.m. MT

MIA-SAT

Departs SAT at 6:10 a.m. CT
Arrives at MIA at 10:03 a.m. ET

Departs MIA at 7:50 p.m. ET
Arrives at SAT at 9:58 p.m. CT

American begins new daily service today (October 2) between Miami and Cap-Haitien, Haiti (CAP), adding a new international destination to the airline’s network. The new route supplements American’s long-standing service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-823 N965AN (msn 29544) departs from the Miami hub.

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Virgin America doubles down on the San Francisco-Austin route as it celebrates being rated number one

Virgin America (San Francisco) today announced that it will expand its schedule to two daily nonstop roundtrips between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and its home base at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) as of July 8, 2014.

Earlier today, Virgin America was named the best airline in 2013 in the Airline Quality Rating, a joint research project conducted annually by faculty at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that looks at airlines’ on-time performance and baggage handling, involuntary denied boarding and the customer complaint rates as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Virgin America Airbus A319-112 N530VA (msn 3686) “Gogo Dancer” arrives in Los Angeles.

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Virgin America 4.2014 Route Map

British Airways is coming to Austin, Texas

British Airways (London) today announced that it will launch a new service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London Heathrow beginning in early March 2014. This will be the first regular trans-Atlantic flight for the city of Austin.

British Airways will operate a Boeing 787 aircraft five days a week, increasing to daily flights later in the year. Seats and vacation packages are available for purchase at ba.com beginning today.

The new service will have three cabins, Club World (business), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy). The cabins feature stylish new interiors with state-of-the-art entertainment systems. British Airways provides meals, snacks and beverages, including full service bar for free. Customers can also benefit from a generous baggage allowance.

This marks British Airways’ third destination in Texas, with the airline also serving Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth. Business and leisure travelers will fly into the modern Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport with fast connections to the city or easy transfer to onward destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 787-8 G-ZBJB (msn 38610) lands back at Everett (Paine Field) before it was handed over to British Airways.

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Allegiant Air to start new Las Vegas-Austin flights on October 31

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced new nonstop jet service between Austin and Las Vegas beginning on October 31. 

The new flights will operate four times each week between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and McCarran International Airport (LAS).

In addition, the company will also start twice-weekly service between Reno and Oakland on August 30.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N876GA (msn 53469) prepares to land at the Las Vegas base.

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Virgin America arrives in Austin, Texas

Virgin America (San Francisco) today celebrated the launch of its new daily roundtrip service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) from San Francisco with an onboard concert.

In keeping with Austin and the Virgin brand’s musical roots, guests onboard the inaugural flight were also treated to a live, in-flight acoustic performance onboard the Airbus A320 aircraft by the award-winning Austin-based psychedelic rock band, The Bright Light Social Hour. En route from SFO to the “live music capital of the world,” the band surprised guests and performed in the aisles on the commercial flight (see video below).

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Airbus A320-214 N848VA (msn 4959) approaches Los Angeles International Airport.

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