American Airlines announced a new twice-daily flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Austin, Texas, and the planned resumption of flights to Phoenix.
Flights to Austin (AUS) are scheduled to begin Wednesday, Sept. 8, according to a release from CVG and American Airlines.
The airline will use the Embraer 175 regional jet with seating for 12 people in first class and 64 economy seats, according to the release. American will allow people to buy tickets for the two daily flights to Austin starting Monday.
“Austin is a strong addition to American’s growing network at CVG, serving both leisure and business travelers,” Candace McGraw, CVG chief executive officer, said in the release. “American Airlines has been an excellent partner since they began service here 74 years ago, and we welcome this service for local travelers.”
The service to Austin is scheduled to depart CVG at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily with landing times scheduled for 9:01 a.m. and 6:06 p.m., according to the release.
Phoenix flights are scheduled to resume in August, but a date for the first flight was not included.
Flights to Austin and Phoenix are in addition to flights to Boston announced in April. Those are scheduled to start Nov. 2.
The flight to Austin will be the airline's 11th destination directly served from CVG, according to the release. American Airlines also offers nonstop flights to Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Miami, Florida; New York City (both JFK and LGA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. (DCA).