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American to Grow Austin Service

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American Airlines is adding service out of Austin, Texas, in anticipation of increased business travel this summer, the carrier announced.

New service targeting business travel includes daily service to Nashville beginning May 6, increased to twice daily on July 2; daily service to Las Vegas beginning May 6, increased to twice daily on June 3; daily service to Raleigh-Durham, N.C., beginning July 2, increased to twice daily on Aug. 17; and twice-daily service to Washington Dulles beginning Aug. 17. The carrier also plans to add daily service from Austin to New Orleans, Orlando and Tampa as well as seasonal Saturday service to Aspen, Colo.; Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Los Cabos, Mexico.

American currently serves Austin from several of its hubs—Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York’s John F. Kennedy International, Philadelphia and Phoenix—and also has service between Austin and Boston.

In a statement, Oracle director of global travel sourcing Rita Visser said the new routes would “support not just employees traveling to our new Austin headquarters but also our customers and partners who are building their businesses with Oracle Cloud.”

At the same time, American is boosting its codesharing out of Austin with Alaska Airlines, with new codeshare service on Alaska’s flights between Austin and each San Diego, San Francisco and Portland, Ore. American also is expanding its codeshare on Alaska’s service between Seattle and Austin to include domestic connections as well as to international connections. In addition, American plans to codeshare on Alaska’s service between Austin and Boise, Idaho, announced this week. 

The carrier’s codeshare agreement with JetBlue, announced earlier this year, included JetBlue’s service between JFK and Austin.

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