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Austin airport adds new nonstop route to Monterrey, Mexico


Looking for Topo Chico straight from the source? Mineral water lovers can soon head to the company's origin city of Monterrey, Mexico with a new nonstop Spirit flight from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The airport is tacking on another international nonstop flight to its growing list with the route, which will start June 22. It'll be the only flight available directly from Austin to the Nuevo Leon capital.

The new route comes as Austin-Bergstrom adds new vacation-centered destinations ahead of the summer. The airport, which has seen record passenger numbers in recent months, has accumulated over 30 new routes in just over a year and is planning a massive renovation of the space as part of its 2040 master plan


Austin's airport consumer satisfaction drops from a year ago, below Texas peers

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Flyers are less satisfied with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport than a year ago, a new study shows.

Research firm J.D. Power placed ABIA at No. 15 on a list ranking overall customer satisfaction at large airports, a slip from last year’s spot at No. 7. Other Texas airports secured rankings ahead of Austin, with Dallas Love Field at third, Houston Hobby at eight, and San Antonio International Airport at ninth.

Dallas/Ft. Worth ranked eight in the "mega airport" category.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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