New nonstop flight connects Austin to top international travel destination
It's the travel news we've been waiting for. On Tuesday, Mexico's leading airline announced service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Mexico City.
The new nonstop flight from Aeromexico will take off on November 17, 2016.
"Aeromexico's new Austin-Mexico City service will build a bridge to opportunities in Mexico," said Mayor Steve Adler in the statement. "This new direct flight links our two capitals and brings Mexico City's ancient pyramids that much closer to our statues of Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan."
Flights will depart both cities on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and an average of 6,500 seats will be available each week. The airline is offering economy class seats for as low as $178 each way this fall. Flights around the holidays are priced at $380 one way.
Mexico City is a central hub with many travel options connecting it to the rest of Mexico and Latin America. The city itself offers a wide array of business opportunities, cultural explorations, and culinary adventures.
Austin has a growing list of nonstop flight destinations. Most recently, Volaris launched a low-cost option to Guadalajara, Mexico, and Southwest Airlines added nonstop service to Albuquerque, New Mexico.