It's takeoff time for Austin's globetrotters as the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) rings in the New Year with a dazzling array of new flight paths and carriers, steering the capital city skyward on the aviation charts, as stated in Austintexas.
Jet-setters can revel in the holiday rush without the premium pinch as airlines pumped up seat availability with a 6% and 3% increase for November and December, respectively. Despite the winter typically signaling a lull in travel habits, this year's seasonal boost is due to both the airline's foresight and Austin's ballooning population. The city's expanding horizons were further affirmed by the grand entrance of Copa Airlines on July 6, 2023, slicing through the skies from AUS to Panama City, which would operate four times a week and have locals dancing to Latin beats in no time, according to Austin official site.
As the year caps off, AUS isn't just a departure point; it's a burgeoning nexus of cultural exchange and business potential, with strategic moves such as Allegiant's new service to Eugene, Oregon, starting May 31 and Southwest's return nonstop service to Boston on June 8, which means saying 'hello' to clam chowder and 'cheers' to the Pacific Northwest without breaking a sweat. The airport itself confidently posits, according to a year-end summer, reported by Austintexas.