AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Bergstrom is getting a small more worldwide.
A new nonstop route to Amsterdam will take off Monday night, with airport officials and KLM Royal Dutch Airways internet hosting a celebration to commemorate it.
The airline — the flag carrier of the Netherlands — will fly the new route 3 instances a 7 days, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights are right away, using off from Austin at 6 p.m. and landing in Amsterdam at 10:25 the following morning.
Return flights just take off at 12:40 p.m. regional time and land at 4:10 p.m. in Austin. The time zone distinction amongst Austin and Amsterdam is seven hours.
Flights ended up at first scheduled to get started in Might 2020, but were being delayed due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“AUS is excited to eventually start nonstop assistance to Amsterdam,” reported Jacqueline Yaft, the airport’s CEO. “Offering direct service to European metropolitan areas is a huge priority for AUS and this is a milestone we have been keen to satisfy because Could of 2020.”
Amsterdam was beforehand discovered as a priority route for the airport. In January 2021, the city of Austin authorised offering incentives to airlines which introduced in new routes, specially those people deemed a best precedence.
In addition to Amsterdam, Beijing, Dublin, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo ended up highlighted as priorities. Nonstop flights to Hawaii ended up also prioritized, primary to Hawaiian Airlines starting off an Austin-Honolulu route in April 2021.
The new Amsterdam route is not the only worldwide nonstop currently being introduced in 2022. So significantly, 5 other routes have been introduced:
- Lufthansa will fly to Frankfurt, Germany, commencing April 8. This route was suspended in March 2020 for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Air Canada will fly to Vancouver, Canada, commencing June 1.
- American Airlines will fly to Cozumel, Mexico, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting June 11. Southwest Airways will also fly to Cozumel commencing the exact same working day.
- Spirit Airlines will fly to Monterrey, Mexico, commencing June 22.
In addition, Virgin Atlantic declared it will commence flights to London Heathrow on May perhaps 25. The route is presently available by British Airways.
Ten international routes are now offered out of AUS, four of which are in Mexico. Prior to the Amsterdam route, London was the only European city served immediately from Austin.