1st of Austin’s 6 new international flights this calendar year takes off now

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Bergstrom is having a small more intercontinental.

A new nonstop route to Amsterdam takes off Monday evening, with airport officials and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines internet hosting a celebration to commemorate it.

The airline — the flag carrier of the Netherlands — will fly the new route three moments a 7 days, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights are overnight, using off from Austin at 6 p.m. and landing in Amsterdam at 10:25 the following early morning.

Return flights take off at 12:40 p.m. nearby time and land at 4:10 p.m. in Austin. The time zone distinction amongst Austin and Amsterdam is seven hours.

Flights have been originally scheduled to begin in May 2020, but ended up delayed mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“AUS is excited to ultimately start nonstop services to Amsterdam,” reported Jacqueline Yaft, the airport’s CEO. “Offering direct services to European cities is a huge priority for AUS and this is a milestone we’ve been keen to satisfy since Might of 2020.”

Amsterdam was beforehand discovered as a precedence route for the airport. In January 2021, the town of Austin accredited featuring incentives to airways which brought in new routes, particularly those regarded a best precedence.

In addition to Amsterdam, Beijing, Dublin, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo were highlighted as priorities. Nonstop flights to Hawaii had been also prioritized, major to Hawaiian Airlines starting an Austin-Honolulu route in April 2021.

The new Amsterdam route is not the only global nonstop getting introduced in 2022. So considerably, five other routes have been announced:

  • Lufthansa will fly to Frankfurt, Germany, beginning April 8. This route was suspended in March 2020 due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Air Canada will fly to Vancouver, Canada, starting June 1.
  • American Airlines will fly to Cozumel, Mexico, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, beginning June 11. Southwest Airways will also fly to Cozumel starting the exact same working day.
  • Spirit Airways will fly to Monterrey, Mexico, beginning June 22.

In addition, Virgin Atlantic declared it will start flights to London Heathrow on May 25. The route is presently presented by British Airways.

10 international routes are at the moment supplied out of AUS, four of which are in Mexico. Prior to the Amsterdam route, London was the only European metropolis served right from Austin.