AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will have more options for travelers when it comes to nonstop flights soon.
Plans to nearly double the number of nonstop destinations from Frontier Airlines in Austin was announced Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
Frontier Airlines will fly to 14 new nonstop destinations, in addition to the 15 it already serves:
- Albuqurque, New Mexico
- Buffalo, New York
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Detroit, Michigan
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Omaha, Nebraska
- Portland, Oregon
- Providence, Rhode Island
- Reno, Nevada
- Seattle, Washington
- Tampa, Florida
The new service will be rolled out in early April, and the company plans to offer fares as low as $29 one-way starting Monday to celebrate. This announcement comes after a record growth of 13.8 million passengers in 2017, making it the eighth consecutive year of record growth. That’s up more than 11 percent from 2016.
Passengers say they’re looking forward to more options when it comes to nonstop flights.
“Nonstop is a friend,” said traveler Lee Stilwater. “Big fan of the nonstop.”
“For the most part, I want to get into the airport, out of the airport and into my hotel room,” said Nathan Ziehnert. “I hate layovers.”
Last July, Frontier Airlines doubled its nonstop flights to eight new cities from ABIA — cities include Ontario, San Jose, California, Phoenix, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Columbus, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham.
Airport officials discussed where they stand in the process of expanding:
The airport is Tuning Up with terminal, airfield and parking services expansions. Construction of the nine gate terminal expansion is in progress, anticipated for completion in 2019. The airfield’s jet movement and parking area are increasing by 36 acres. Additionally, construction began in 2017 on a new, six-story parking garage with 6,000 spaces, anticipated for opening in 2018.”