American Airlines Group Inc. is adding another flight to its Austin lineup this summer as officials expect a surge in travel activity.
Representing yet another sign of Austin’s growing affluence, American Airlines will offer nonstop flights beginning June 5 to Nassau, Bahamas, from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, according to an April 14 announcement. A company spokesperson said the flights will be available on Saturdays through Aug. 14.
Based on strong demand, American Airlines officials expect to fly more than 90% of its domestic seat capacity and 80% of its international seat capacity this year compared with 2019, according to the announcement. That’s before the pandemic caused a brutal year for the tourism industry.