Norwegian has announced new nonstop, year-round service to AUS from London Gatwick (LGW), starting March 2018. The route will be 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.
Condor Airlines began flying between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) in summer 2016. 2017 seasonal flights are scheduled to operate on Mondays and Thursdays from May through October. Tickets are available at condor.com or any other booking channel. Austin is the third addition to Condor's network in the United States within one year of launching non-stop service between Providence (PVD) and Portland (PDX) to Frankfurt, Germany in summer 2016.
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 Domestic Non-Stop Service to Austin:
Southwest Airlines from Pensacola, FL (June 2017)
Delta from Seattle, WA (June 2017)
Alaska Air from San Jose, CA (August 2017)
Sun Country Airlines from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (August 2017)
Delta from Boston, MA (September 2017)
Norwegian from London Gatwick (March 2018)
Vacation Express from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (May 2018)
Frontier from Charlotte, NC; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; New Orleans, LA; Ontario, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Raleigh/Durham, NC; San Jose, CA. (Launching Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
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 11.9 million passengers each year enjoy exceptional customer service Austin-style, with live music, art exhibits, and award-winning food. In operation since 1999, the airport has roughly 300 daily flights with nonstop service 50+ destinations including international 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 23 shows per week in six different venues throughout the airport: Ray Benson's Roadhouse, The Saxon Pub, Annie's Café & Bar, Earl Campbell's Sports Bar, Austin City Limits/Waterloo Records & Video, and Ruta Maya. ABIA participates in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Pre-Check and Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program.
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. SuperShuttle, Capital Metro’s Airport Flyer, and cabs are other ways for passengers to get from the airport to downtown locations.
Austin's airport participates in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Pre-Check and Customs and Border Protection's Global Entry program.