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Southwest Airlines adding 9 nonstop flights to Austin airport

More flights and service are coming to Austin's airport from Southwest Airlines. (ABIA)

Southwest Airlines will soon be offering more at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with the addition of nine nonstop flights and increased service.


In March 2022, the airline will increase service by more than 20 flights per day, offering nonstop service between Austin and 46 destinations on up to 105 departures a day, according to a release from the airline.

Starting March 10, the following new and returning nonstop flights will be available:

  • Amarillo
  • Charleston
  • Columbus
  • Midland
  • Ontario
  • Puerto Vallarta—subject to requisite government approvals

Seasonal weekly service will also begin March 10 to:

  • Panama City
  • Sarasota/Bradenton
  • Destin/Fort Walton Beach

The announcement comes on the 44th anniversary of Southwest Airlines serving Austin.

"As Austin and its airport continue to grow, we are excited to welcome these new and expanded services to central Texas," said Jacqueline Yaft, chief executive officer at ABIA. "Celebrating 44 years of Southwest operations in Austin, we are grateful for their continued investment and confidence in the future of AUS."

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