US Airways is launching daily, non-stop service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport on September 6.
The new US Airways flight departs Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at 7:45 a.m. and arrives at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) at 12:08 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, US Airways’ flight from Philadelphia International Airport departs PHL at 5:50 p.m. and lands at AUS at 8:39 p.m. local time.
“The launch of service from Austin to our international gateway at Philadelphia will expand travel options for our customers in Texas,” says Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior vice president, marketing and planning. “In addition, we also look forward to offering travelers more access to two of the nation’s top business destinations.”
Austin’s airport has experienced 31 consecutive months of passenger growth. The Austin-Philadelphia non-stop further supports this trend and provides a key airport service for the community, according to the City of Austin, the airport’s owner.
“The business community has cited improving non-stop air service as one of the top three enablers of growth for the technology community,” says Doug Driskill, chair of the Austin Chamber Air Services Task Force. “This new nonstop flight to Philadelphia supports our access to good high tech markets and hub connections on the east coast. We look forward to our continued partnership between the business community and the airport on air service initiatives.”
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport generates $2.4 billion economic impact in the Austin area annually, according to the City of Austin. Austin’s airport has non-stop service to 37 destinations in the U.S. and Mexico and served a record 9.1 million passengers in 2011.