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AUSTIN, Texas – Tomorrow, American Airlines will launch nonstop service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Sangster International Airport (MBJ), connecting Austinites and Central Texas travelers to a brand new destination perfect for summer vacation, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
“AUS is committed to connecting Austin to the world and this brand new destination helps further our promise to do so,” said Jacqueline Yaft, Chief Executive Officer for AUS. “We know that the local demand for air travel is as strong as it has ever been and we are grateful for our partners at American Airlines for continuing to invest in our community by launching more destinations and more nonstop flights.”
Flights depart from Austin year-round on Saturdays on an Embraer 175 aircraft. After arriving in Montego Bay, travelers will enjoy one of the premier vacation destinations in the Caribbean.
“American Airlines is the largest commercial passenger airline flying into Jamaica, so this new route serves to continue growing our valued partnership,” said the Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica. “The new non-stop flight from Austin complements the carrier’s existing service out of Dallas Fort Worth and provides more access to Jamaica from this important U.S. state to support our booming travel recovery.”
Francine Carter Henry, Tour Operator and Airlines Manager, Jamaica Tourist Board, added, “We are looking forward to seeing more visitors arrive into Montego Bay with these new flights, which offer yet another convenient option for travelers to get to our island this summer.”
Nonstop service to Montego Bay marks American Airlines’ eighth international route from AUS, adding to the more than 40 nonstop destinations for Austin travelers offered by the airline.
“We’re proud to launch new nonstop service from Austin to Montego Bay, offering customers another tropical destination for their travel plans,” said Brian Znotins, American Airlines Vice President of Network Planning. “We’re eager to continue building on our record growth in Austin and look forward to connecting customers with the splendors of Jamaica and beyond.”
About Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Owned and operated by the City of Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the second-fastest growing, mid-sized Airport in the United States. Austin-Bergstrom is also an economic engine in Central Texas, supplying over 74,000 direct and indirect jobs in the Central Texas region.
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