1st of Austin’s 6 new international flights this 12 months can take off today

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is acquiring a small extra global.

A new nonstop route to Amsterdam can take off Monday night, with airport officers and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines web hosting a celebration to commemorate it.

The airline — the flag provider of the Netherlands — will fly the new route three situations a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights are overnight, taking off from Austin at 6 p.m. and landing in Amsterdam at 10:25 the subsequent morning.

Return flights just take off at 12:40 p.m. area time and land at 4:10 p.m. in Austin. The time zone distinction involving Austin and Amsterdam is 7 hours.

Flights have been initially scheduled to start in Could 2020, but have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“AUS is psyched to at last start nonstop company to Amsterdam,” explained Jacqueline Yaft, the airport’s CEO. “Offering direct provider to European towns is a large precedence for AUS and this is a milestone we have been keen to meet up with due to the fact May perhaps of 2020.”

Amsterdam was beforehand identified as a precedence route for the airport. In January 2021, the town of Austin permitted featuring incentives to airways which brought in new routes, primarily those regarded as a major precedence.

In addition to Amsterdam, Beijing, Dublin, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo ended up highlighted as priorities. Nonstop flights to Hawaii had been also prioritized, foremost to Hawaiian Airways starting off an Austin-Honolulu route in April 2021.

The new Amsterdam route is not the only intercontinental nonstop staying released in 2022. So considerably, 5 other routes have been announced:

  • Lufthansa will fly to Frankfurt, Germany, commencing April 8. This route was suspended in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Air Canada will fly to Vancouver, Canada, starting June 1.
  • American Airways will fly to Cozumel, Mexico, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, beginning June 11. Southwest Airways will also fly to Cozumel beginning the very same working day.
  • Spirit Airlines will fly to Monterrey, Mexico, beginning June 22.

In addition, Virgin Atlantic announced it will start out flights to London Heathrow on Could 25. The route is currently presented by British Airways.

Ten worldwide routes are at present made available out of AUS, 4 of which are in Mexico. Prior to the Amsterdam route, London was the only European city served directly from Austin.

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