American Airlines has announced a new direct service between Boston and Austin, TX beginning in April 2020.

American’s newest service is in response to strong demand from customers who need to travel between one of the nation’s largest tech cities, Austin, to the tech centers in Boston, as well as San Jose CA, according to airline officials.

Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Distribution Alison Taylor said American Airline customers “have expressed the desire for more routes between major tech cities, and we’re pleased to respond to their needs by helping them reach these important destinations with ease. These new routes reflect our commitment to partnering with customers to seamlessly support their travel needs.”

Flights will operate twice daily, Monday through Friday, on a Boeing 737-800, year-round, and once on Sunday. The aircraft features high-speed Wi-Fi, access to power at every seat and 16 first class seats, providing additional comfort while commuting. With convenient flight times, customers flying the new service can get to meetings early and get back home in time for dinner. The airline has also recently renovated the Admirals Club to relax before flights, and, by the end of the year, American will have five contiguous gates at AUS.

American Airlines Senior Vice President of Network Strategy Vasu Raja said, “We added these routes with our customers top of mind to bring them closer to the places they value the most when conducting business. While it’s not our traditional hub and spoke routing, we understand the importance of travel for the tech community and look forward to offering these new flights to our loyal customers.”

In addition, American Airlines is also introducing extra air service from Boston in support of special events across the country. Extra flights from Logan International Airport will be available for the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA in April; the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, KY in April and the Guru Investors Conference in Omaha, NE in May 2020.

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