Delta operated a few AUS-AMS flights on a 763 for SXSW
Wouldn’t be too surprised to see it materialize sooner or later.
There’s currently no flights between North Carolina and the Netherlands. DL has a much stronger network at RDU (although, most destinations are operated with regional jets) than AUS at the moment.
Although, AMS is pretty slot restricted. KLM said they will suspend AMS-HAV between May and October… assuming it’s for Austin.
Well DFW gets a Qantas A380… AUS and IAH get nothing from Qantas.
But ether way I’m happy for you Austin residents (I forget the proper term)
Idk… people kind of abuse the flag system tbh
Future_engineer was right we need a Perth to Houston
Your right that’s kinda like virgin Atlantic flying to Newark
@mitchell_janaj Wait are you from Houston?
Sorry for off topic post
That’s because Qantas and AA are both One World members, and are quite close in terms of partnerships. IAH is mostly Star Alliance because it’s a United huh…and AUS…that’s now Skyteam mostly.
Yeah, the big 3 present on Texas. So, I feel Austin could get some Virgin Australia routes, due to there close relationship with Delta.
Actually, I’m pretty sure OW is still the largest in Austin.
American Airlines currently has the second largest presence in AUS (with Southwest being first and Delta in third) and its partner British Airways.
Excerpted from this article that was released today:
Quoted from Network VP Vasu Raja:
The largest hub carrier in Austin is American Airlines and we’re going to be the largest hub carrier in Austin for a long time to come. We will continue to grow and upgauge in Austin.
…Just as we are large in our hubs, in many spokes Austin is one, Nashville, Boston, San Antonio you name it there are lots of cities around there we actually have a big gate holding and through parts of the day though we have a gate, we have people there to work the gate, we don’t necessarily fly on the gate. And over time we realize we do have some profit opportunities, it probably won’t be necessarily flying daily trips from Austin to somewhere but we do envision a world where we do Saturday flights from Austin to Cancun and things like that.
…When we take these gates that we have and pay rent on and airplanes that we already own, and we get to Saturday people don’t necessarily want to fly from Austin to Chicago as much but they really want to fly from Austin to Cancun in the morning and we have the ability to offer that and in the next several months and years you’ll see more of that, not just in Austin but in other cities across the system.
He also says they won’t fly from cities like Austin to European cities outside of partner hubs. It’s possible they could fly from a spoke city to London Heathrow as though they do with Raleigh Durham but it won’t be to cities like Frankfurt or Paris.
Virgin Australia… probably not.
I believe Virgin Australia’s only destination in the United States is Los Angeles… no other city. They’d most likely target more established Delta hubs like Seattle, which currently has no Australia service.
Additionally, there’s about to be a rather large influx of Texas to Australia/Oceania routes soon… American Airlines and Qantas are planning on announcing more routes between the U.S. and the Oceania region as apart of their new Joint Venture. It’s very likely DFW will be included (DFW-AKL/MEL/BNE + SYD increase I’m betting).
How much is the flight time for this route?
AMS-AUS seems to be 10hr 30min
AUS-AMS 9hr 25min
That’s not too long then; it’s definitely a route I can fly if the KLM A330 livery is added
Yes, but we could get some Delta routes then. Where a long ways away from Australia but Europe is closing in.
Personally I don’t see aa expanding that much at Austin, southwest already flies to CUN, London would be overloaded with capacity, and DFW is so close. I think they’re trying to make Delta rush into expansion
No it’s just a bigger and better airport
But they just got Ethiopian service so