International carrier Lufthansa has announced nonstop service five days a week, between Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and Frankfurt, Germany starting May 3, 2019. Lufthansa will operate the flight on the Airbus A330-300 in a three-class cabin configuration offering customers Business Class (42), Premium Economy (28) and Economy Class (185). This flight offers passengers hundreds of connections to Europe, as well as Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Tickets are now available at lufthansa.com
Norwegian began a nonstop, year-round service to AUS from London Gatwick (LGW), starting in March 2018. The route is serviced by new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with three flights per week and comes as the airline celebrates its third anniversary of low-cost long-haul flights from London Gatwick.
Aeromexico also announced new nonstop flights between Austin and Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) beginning in November 2016. Flights depart for Austin on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Volaris, the Mexican ultra-low cost airline, also began servicing nonstop flights between Austin, Texas and Guadalajara, Mexico in August 2016. The service operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Air Canada Express also has a daily nonstop flight from Toronto, Canada.
British Airways operates service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and London Heathrow (LHR). This was the first regular transatlantic flight for the city of Austin, and operates daily flights via a Boeing 777-200. Seats and vacation packages are available for purchase at ba.com.
New Non-Stop Service to Austin
Frontier from Orange County (August 2018)
Frontier from Louisville (August 2018)
ViaAir from Baton Rouge (September 2018)
ViaAir from Amarillo (September 2018)
Spirit from Nine Destinations (February 2019)
Lufthansa from Frankfurt, Germany (May 2019)
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Austin-Bergstrom is a state-of-the-art airport with 25 gates, full customs facilities ready for the international traveler and two parallel runways including a 12,250 foot runway. Easy to get to (only seven and a half miles from the Austin Convention Center) and easy to get through, more than 13.8 million passengers enjoy exceptional customer service Austin-style each year, with live music, art exhibits and award-winning food. In operation since 1999, the airport has roughly 350 daily flights with nonstop service to 80+ domestic and international destinations including flights to London, Frankfurt, Toronto, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cancun, San Jose Del Cabo and Punta Cana. Austin is one of only seven airports with year-round service to all United hubs. Live music has been a distinguishing feature of the airport since its Music in the Air program launched in June 1999, just one month after the airport opened. What started as two performances per week has grown to 1,500 live performances in 2017 at five different venues throughout the airport: Ray Benson Asleep at the Wheel Stage, The Saxon Pub, Annie's Café & Bar, Earl Campbell's Sports Bar, and Waterloo Records/Austin City Limits.
The airport features a variety of amenities, including local restaurants, banks and currency exchange, gift shops, newsstands and chair massages. Passengers can use the airport's terminal-wide Wi-Fi for free up to 90 minutes. Nine rental car companies are located on-site, with convenient pick-up and drop-off just a short walk from the terminal. Capital Metro’s Route 20 Manor Road/Riverside serves ABIA with departures from the airport’s Guitar Bus Stop every 15 minutes, seven days a week. SuperShuttle and cabs are also available to transport passengers from the airport to locations around the city.
Austin's airport participates in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Pre-Check and Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program.