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JSX moves into Austin

JSX (JetSuiteX) Embraer ERJ 135LR (EMB-135LR) N251JX (msn 145235) BUR (Michael B. Ing). Image: 955295.

JSX is targeting business flyers in three Texas cities with “no hassle” flying.

Yesterday the upstart added the Dallas (Love) – Austin route using Signature FBO lounges.

The carrier launched twice daily flights between Dallas and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport/Signature Flight Support-AUS on September 27.

JSX now flies between the following cities: • Austin • Burbank • Concord/Napa • Dallas-Love Field • Destin-Executive • Houston-Hobby • Las Vegas • Los Angeles • Monteret/Carmel • Oakland/San Francisco Area • Orange County • Phoenix • Reno/Tahoe • San Diego.

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Top Copyright Photo: JSX (JetSuiteX) Embraer ERJ 135LR (EMB-135LR) N251JX (msn 145235) BUR (Michael B. Ing). Image: 955295.

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American to add 14 more routes from Austin

American Airlines has made this announcement:

Since the first American Airlines flight landed in Austin, Texas (AUS), 40 years ago this week, the airline has grown alongside the capital city.

Today, American is making it even easier for customers to travel to and from AUS with the addition of 14 new routes beginning this fall, including four new international destinations, further connecting Austin to the carrier’s global network.

Ten new domestic nonstops

As customers continue to return to the skies, American will add three-times daily service to El Paso, Texas (ELP); twice-daily service to Cincinnati (CVG); Indianapolis (IND); Kansas City, Missouri (MCI); and St. Louis (STL); and daily service to Jacksonville, Florida (JAX); Oklahoma City (OKC); Reno, Nevada (RNO); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); and Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL):

 

Destination Frequency Flights Begin
ELP 3x/day Sept. 8, Oct. 7 and Nov. 2
CVG 2x/day Sept. 8
IND 2x/day Sept. 8 and Oct. 7
MCI 2x/day Sept. 8 and Nov. 2
STL 2x/day Sept. 8 and Oct. 7
JAX Daily Sept. 8
OKC Daily Oct. 7
RNO Daily Sept. 8
SJU Daily Oct. 7
TUL Daily Nov. 2

Four new international destinations

Just in time for planning winter getaways, Central Texans will have four new international options to consider as American adds nonstop service to Cancun, Mexico (CUN); Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ). The carrier will also begin year-round nonstop service from AUS to Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD) and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) following this summer’s successful seasonal service:

 

Destination Frequency Flights Begin
CUN 4x/week Oct. 7
LIR 4x/week Nov. 2
NAS 4x/week Nov. 2
PUJ 4x/week Nov. 2
PVR 3x/week Nov. 2
SJD 3x/week Oct. 7

Hawaiian Airlines lands in the Lone Star State

Hawaiian Airlines on April 22 celebrated the inauguration of its twice-weekly nonstop service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) (above) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). Hawai’i’s hometown carrier introduced its in-house music and dance group, The Hawaiian Airlines Serenaders, to the “Live Music Capital of the World” as it welcomed guests aboard its first flight to Hawai’i.

Flight HA81 departs Austin on Thursday and Sunday at 10:10 a.m. with a 1:30 p.m. scheduled arrival in Honolulu, allowing guests to check in to their accommodations and begin exploring O’ahu or connect to any of Hawaiian’s four Neighbor Island destinations. The flight from Honolulu to Austin, HA82, departs on Wednesday and Saturday at 10 a.m. and arrives at 10:10 p.m.

Hawaiian will increase AUS-HNL service to three weekly flights from May 28 through Aug. 13 to meet summer travel demand.

In recognition of the inaugural service coinciding with Earth Day, Hawaiian encouraged guests heading to Hawai’i to travel pono – responsibly – by gifting them a reusable utensil kit, part of the airline’s new eco-minded collection of products that that launched this week.

Above Copyright Photo: Fernandez Imaging.

Above Copyright Photo: Fernandez Imaging.

Top Copyright Photo: Fernandez Imaging.

Allegiant announces a new base at Austin

Allegiant Travel Company today announced plans to establish a base of operations at the South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The Las Vegas-based company will invest $75 million to establish the new base in Austin, creating at least 89 high-wage jobs and housIng three Airbus A320 aircraft.

The company plans to begin its base operations in Austin on November 18, 2021.

Allegiant began operating at AUS in October 2013 with service from Austin to Las Vegas and currently offers 14 nonstop routes – to Orlando-Sanford and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Memphis and Knoxville, Tenn.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Des Moines, Iowa; Asheville, N.C.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Bozeman, Mont. (new service starting May 27, 2021) and Bentonville, Ark. (new service starting July 2, 2021) as well as Las Vegas. 

Since establishing service, Allegiant has flown more than 1.1 million passengers through Austin.

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American is adding 10 new, returning and seasonal routes to Austin

American Airlines made this announcement:

This summer, American Airlines and its partners are making it even easier for customers to see the stars at night that are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. American, the largest airline in Texas, is adding 10 new, returning and seasonal routes to Texas’ capital city, connecting Austin with the world and the world with Austin. American is also introducing four new codeshare routes with West Coast International Alliance partner Alaska Airlines for flights beginning May 6. The new Austin service and new codeshare routes will be available for purchase March 15.

Year-round service to seven cities

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):

Destination Flights Begin
BNA May 6, 1x/day and July 2, 2x/day
LAS May 6, 1x/day and June 3, 2x/day
MCO May 6, 1x/day
MSY May 6, 1x/day
RDU July 2, 1x/day and Aug. 17, 2x/day
TPA June 3, 1x/day
IAD Aug. 17, 2x/day

New Saturday seasonal service to three top spots

New seasonal routes will connect Austin with Aspen, Colorado (ASE); Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD); and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida (VPS) this summer:

Destination Flights Begin
ASE June 5 – Sept. 4 (Saturdays only)
SJD June 5 – Aug. 14 (Seasonal extension; Saturdays only)
VPS June 5 – Aug. 14 (Saturdays only)

Today’s 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).

American and Alaska will continue to enhance its relationship with new codeshare routes from AUS to San Diego (SAN); San Francisco (SFO); Portland, Oregon (PDX); and will introduce domestic codeshare on service between Austin and Seattle (SEA), with intentions to code on recently announced service from AUS to Boise. Codeshares allow customers the ability to book a single itinerary on either carrier’s website, providing more travel options than they would be able to offer alone. American and JetBlue also recently launched their codeshare, which includes service between New York (JFK) and AUS.

American Airlines aircraft photo gallery (Airbus):

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American to add Austin – Los Cabos flights in May 2020

American Airlines is planning to add a new route linking Austin with Los Cabos, Mexico.

The twice-weekly weekend service will operate from May 16, 2020 with Boeing 737-800s according to Airline Route.

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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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Newest Delta Sky Club evokes eclectic Austin

Delta Air Lines has made this announcement:

​Just in time for summer travel, the newest Delta Sky Club and first at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will open for business on May 21.


On the mezzanine level of the Barbara Jordan Terminal, this 9,000 sq. ft. Delta Sky Club conveniently located near the Delta gates features:

  • Covered Sky Deck, an outdoor patio that can be enjoyed year-round
  • Full-service bar that includes seasonal cocktails and wine, selected by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, which will be stored in a temperature-controlled custom glass tower, along with the Agave Experience — an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal that can be sampled in individual pours or tasting flights — on the premium bar menu
  • Beer to try from around Texas, like Thirsty Planet Thirsty Goat, Hi Sign Violet the Blueberry Blonde and Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower, and rotating, seasonal food offerings inspired by the region, like handcrafted tacos and barbecue dishes
  • Unique, eclectic interior style inspired by Austin with warm walnut surfaces, metal finishes and rich fabrics
  • Select artwork from well-known and up-and-coming artists with connections to Texas
  • Comfortable seating areas, high-speed Wi-Fi and power outlets at nearly every seat

“We’ve put care into every detail — from the curated, local artwork to the Club design to the seasonal food and beverage offerings,” said Claude Roussel, Managing Director — Delta Sky Club. “We look forward to welcoming guests traveling through Austin — they will be wowed by the experience and incredible service.”

The new Delta Sky Club is the latest investment Delta is making for Austin travelers. Delta offers 28 peak-day departures with nonstop service to all of its U.S. hubs, including three daily flights to both Los Angeles and New York City.

 

The Club is situated within the Austin airport’s newly expanded concourse, from which Delta now operates. The $350 million project wrapped up earlier this year and added 9 new gates and nearly 170,000 square feet to the terminal, which features a multilevel design and new restaurants and retail

Virgin America to fly between Dallas Love Field and Las Vegas, will drop service to Austin

Virgin America (San Francisco) has announced new nonstop option between Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) as of December 1, 2015.

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Las Vegas is currently the eighth largest market from Dallas Love Field in terms of guest traffic and the sixth largest destination from all Dallas airports combined (QDF). Virgin America will also be the only airline offering a red-eye from Las Vegas to Dallas, allowing Dallas-originating travelers to maximize their time taking advantage of everything Vegas has to offer before returning home.

 

In order to make aircraft available at its two Dallas Love Field gates to support the new Dallas-Las Vegas service, Virgin America will end its scheduled service between Love Field and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), effective November 30, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 M526VA (msn 3347) arrives in Las Vegas.

Virgin America aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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Allegiant announces further expansion in Memphis

Allegiant Air (Las Vegas) has announced further expansion in Memphis with the addition of twice weekly nonstop service to Austin, Texas and St. Petersburg/Clearwater beginning on October 1, 2015.

Allegiant began service to Memphis last May with flights to Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Las Vegas and Sanford (near Orlando).

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) N881GA (msn 49708) approaches the runway at Las Vegas.

Allegiant Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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