In a recent development, the largest airline by fleet size, American Airlines has decided to add two new leisure routes from Austin. American Airlines will deploy its Embraer aircraft two operate once a week on the new routes to Mexico and Jamaica. The capacity of the flights might not be noteworthy, but it's another step towards the expansion of schedules by the airline from Austin as its position in the AA network solidifies even more.
The Schedule of Newly Added Flights
American Airlines has reportedly readied its flights this weekend, according to Cirium and will be flying to two new destinations. The flights will take off from Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Cozumel International Airport (CZM) in Mexico and Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The services are all set to begin from June 11, 2022, and flights will operate the whole year-round. The airline will deploy its 76-seater Embraer aircraft once every week on Saturdays on these routes.
As far as the schedule is considered, flights will have a departure time of 9:20 and an arrival time of 12:50 on the AUS to CZM route. The return flight will arrive in Austin at 15:20 and will take off from Mexico at 12:30. On the other hand, flights will have a departure time of 8:00 from AUS airport and an arrival time of 11:23 at MBJ airport. The reverse route of MBJ to AUS will have a departure time of 12:03 and an arrival time of 15:53. The mentioned time of arrival and departure are local times.
The addition of two new destinations Cozumel and Montego Bay will make it a total of 35 destinations that American Airlines is providing service to via Austin. As far as Austin is considered, the city has a fair amount of competition from the perspective of aviation. It is visible as even though the new fights added by American Airlines might not really boost its business from Austin, it shows that the carrier is continuously rebuilding its network and solidifying its presence in core hubs.