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American Adds New City-Pairs From Austin

American Adds New City-Pairs From Austin


Austin Airport, already one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States just received new city pairs commencing this fall thanks to American Airlines. American Airlines is now adding 14 new routes from AUS:


(flights operating daily unless otherwise noted)

  • El Paso, Texas (ELP) - 3 times per day. Flights commence September 8th.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG) - 2 times per day. Flights commence September 8th.
  • Indianapolis (IND) - 2 times per day. Flights commence on September 8th.
  • Kansas City (MCI) - 2 times per day. Flights commence September 8th.
  • St. Louis (STL) - 2 times per day. Flights commence September 8th.
  • Jacksonville (JAX) - daily. Flights commence September 8th.
  • Oklahoma City (OKC) - daily. Flights Commence October 7th.
  • Reno - daily. Flights commence September 8th.
  • San Juan, PR (SJU) - daily. Flights commence October 7th.
  • Tulsa - daily. Flights commence November 2nd.
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN) - 4x weekly. Flights commence October 7th.
  • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) - 3x weekly. Flights commence November 2nd.
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ). 4x weekly. Flights commence November 2nd.
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR). 3x weekly. Flights commence November 2nd.


Photo of KAUS - Airport Photo at AUS
Austin Airport has been growing rapidly in recent years, with an average year-to-year growth of almost 10 percent. Photo: Seth Johnson


In addition to the 14 new routes from Austin, American is upgrading its service to Nassau and Los Cabos to year-round after the success of the summer-only seasonal flights.

Not only are these additions indications that American is looking to add potential focus cities, but it appears they are aiming to tap into surging urban areas in hopes of attracting new customers. Austin has seen a boom in tourism and move-ins, as many Californians flock to Texas for lower taxes and a strong tech industry rivaling Silicon Valley. In fact, just as the airport is growing in passengers, the city itself saw the highest positive increase in population growth in 2020, of three percent.


American is not the only airline aiming to take advantage of Austin's economic boom. Photo by Ben Kogan.


This now leaves Austin with 21 routes by all airlines that will be operational by the end of the year. Alaska Airlines is adding Boise and Palm Springs service, Allegiant is adding Fayetteville service, Southwest is adding Sarasota, Pittsburgh, and Columbus service, and KLM is even adding Amsterdam service. This not only bodes well for the city of Austin, but it looks like these routes are lining up to be incredibly popular.

Davis Turner
Planespotter and aviation journalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Davis has previously worked on business plan research with StartupBoeing and historical analysis with Ricondo and Associates. Davis will be a freshman in college this fall, based in Chicago.

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