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The City of El Paso announced Thursday that American Airlines will begin daily non-stop service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
“We’re eager to add new service from El Paso to Austin, giving local customers another choice for their travel plans,” said Brian Znotins, American Airlines Vice President of Network Planning. “We look forward to welcoming more West Texas customers back to travel with American so they can experience all that Austin has to offer, as well as further connecting them to our global network.”
Tickets will go on sale today, June 10, 2021, for flights starting September 8, 2021.
American Airlines will then add a second direct flight in October and a third in November for a total of three daily non-stop flights to the State’s capital.
“We heard from our business community, our state delegation, our residents, and our City Council that we needed more direct flights to Austin. We listened and are excited to announce three direct flights to Austin,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.
“We are working on additional direct flights to other parts of the country. We know that increasing the number of direct flights is critical to growing business and leisure travel.”
The flight will be operated on an Embraer 175 aircraft and the schedule is as follows:
Departs Austin 10:40 a.m. CST, arrives in El Paso 11:15 a.m. MST
Departs El Paso 11:45 a.m. MST, arrives in Austin 2:15 p.m. CST
October added flight:
Departs Austin 4:00 p.m. CST, arrives in El Paso 4:35 p.m. MST
Departs El Paso 5:05 p.m. MST, arrives in Austin 7:35 p.m. CST
November added flight:
Departs Austin 8:51 p.m. CST, arrives in El Paso 9:26 p.m. MST
Departs El Paso 7:30 a.m. MST, arrives in Austin at 10:00 a.m. CST
El Paso International Airport has been consistently performing above the national average when it comes to passenger traffic recovery coming out of the pandemic.
Airport officials share that, this past April passenger traffic increased 685.5% over April of last year.
This is the second announcement from American Airlines for new flights this year, announcing a daily flight to Charlotte in May, which will begin August 17, 2021.