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USA. JM | Jan 24, 2022

American Airlines adds Austin flights to Jamaica

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Year-round service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to MoBay

American Airlines flights. (File Photo: REUTERS/Marco Bello)

American Airlines is making it easier for passengers flying from Austin, Texas to reach Jamaica.

The American airline carrier announced on Friday (January 21) that it will be adding year-round service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Montego Bay, St James in Jamaica. The flights will begin on June 11.

In addition to Jamaica, American Airlines will also have year-round service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Cozumel, Mexico. In making the announcement, the airline said these flights will be the company’s seventh and eighth international routes offered from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Flights from Austin and Montego Bay will take place on Saturdays during the following times:

  • The outbound flight leaves at 8 a.m. and arrives in Jamaica at 11:23 a.m.
  • The inbound flight departs at 12:03 p.m. and arrives in Austin at 3:53 p.m.
  • Travelers can start buying tickets online for these new American flights on Jan. 24.

Service between Austin to Cozumel will happen on Saturdays at the following times:

  • The outbound flight departs from Austin at 9:20 a.m. and arrives at Cozumel at 11:50 a.m.
  • The inbound flight leaves Cozumel at 12:30 p.m. and gets back to Austin at 3:20 p.m.

Austin airport saw increased passenger traffic last year

American Airlines is announcing these additional flights from Austin-Bergstrom, as passenger traffic bounces back from the lows at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The airport recently shared new data showing that 1,590,918 passengers flew out of Austin in November.

This represents an increase of 212 per cent from November 2020’s total. It also represents the third-busiest month ever for Austin.

Since the beginning of 2021, American Airlines has added 32 destinations from Austin. In total, the airline offers 40 destinations from the Texas capital.

“We’re proud to strengthen our commitment to Austin by providing local customers more options to fly nonstop to popular destinations,” Brian Znotins, the American Airlines vice president of network planning, said in a statement.

The Austin Business Journal reported that Southwest Airlines will also begin service from Austin’s airport to Cozumel starting on June 11. The airline will start providing nonstop flights to Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 28 after the pandemic delayed the initial launch.

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