AUSTIN, Texas — American Airlines announced on Tuesday it would be expanding its services at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport by adding nonstop flights to Boston, San Jose, California, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
The routes to Boston and California are expected to begin on April 7. These flights will run twice daily, Monday through Friday. The route to Cabo will operate on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 9.
Tickets for these flights will be available starting Dec. 16.
Walter Zaykowski, the senior director of communications for the Austin Chamber of Commerce, said these expansions will help Austin's business community stay connected to specific markets, including San Jose.
"There's a lot of tech, obviously," Zaykowski said. "As we look to grow and diversify Austin's economy, it's natural for us to look for companies in that region to move here and to expand here."
Zaykowski said there is a demand for these flights – otherwise, airlines wouldn't invest in them.
"Having multiple options, multiple routes to different markets both domestically and internationally helps us create jobs," Zaykowski said. "When companies come looking, if they're looking to expand, they ask, 'Where can we get from your airport?' and the more options, the more opportunities as the airport continues to grow, the easier it is to attract those jobs that are competitive. Otherwise, we'll remain stagnant."
Nonstop flights for these destinations are already available through other airlines, and American Airlines' expansion will create another option for travelers.
A full list of nonstop flights at Austin's airport can be found on its website.
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