AUSTIN, Texas — If you're looking to say "auf wiedersehen, Austin" and "hallo, Germany," you're in luck. Lufthansa will resume flights between Austin and Frankfurt this spring.
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) announced Monday that the nonstop service will resume on April 8.
"Austin is our third gateway in Texas, offering not only a connection between two culture-rich cities but also an important link for the region’s ever-expanding technology ecosystem and the global technology hubs which Lufthansa serves," said Don Bunkenburg, the senior director of sales for the U.S. – Central, West & Central America, Lufthansa Group.
Flights will occur three times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. LH469 will depart Austin at 4 p.m. and arrive in Frankfurt at 9:10 a.m. the following day. LH468 will leave Frankfurt at 10:05 a.m. and arrive back in Austin at 2:15 p.m. All times are local.
AUS said that Lufthansa’s Austin service will employ the Airbus A330-300 in a three-class cabin configuration that will offer 42 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 185 Economy Class seats to accommodate a total of 255 passengers.
"After a two-year absence, AUS is incredibly happy to welcome back nonstop service to Frankfurt and our incredible partners at Lufthansa," said Jacqueline Yaft, chief executive officer for AUS. "The return of this route gives Austin customers a convenient way to travel not only to Germany, but to a variety of destinations across Europe, Asia and beyond."
Meanwhile, another international flight returns in the spring. It’s KLM’s nonstop from Austin to Amsterdam beginning in March.
In May, Virgin Atlantic will become the second carrier with direct flights from Austin to London’s Heathrow Airport. British Airways is already making the regular Austin to London run.
Those airlines join a growing list of carriers that are expanding options at Austin-Bergstrom later this year.
Southwest and American Airlines have both announced new nonstop options out of Austin that go to places like Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Cozumel and Jamaica – all taking off in June.
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