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American Airlines cuts nearly half of its destinations from Austin

More than a quarter of passengers currently use the airline to fly out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

A crowd of people wait in line at Checkpoint 1 at the Austin airport.

American Airlines did not give a reason for the decision.

Photo by Dan Herron, courtesy Austin Bergstrom International Airport

American Airlines will cut nearly half of the destinations it currently offers from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

The changes — which were first reported by the Austin Business Journal over the weekend — will be implemented early next year and involve discontinuing 21 of the airline’s 46 direct routes from Austin, including flights to:

  • Cozumel International Airport
  • Dulles International Airport
  • Memphis International Airport
  • Sacramento International Airport

American Airlines did not give a reason for the cuts.
Although the Fort Worth-based airline is not Austin-Bergstrom’s most frequent flier (that title goes to Southwest Airlines, which accounts for 38% of passengers served), it is the Austin airport’s second-most-used airline. More than 24% of travelers used American to fly out of Austin this year, followed by Delta at 12%.

Need a backup? Many of these destinations will still be reachable through other airlines. Check out our guide to other direct flights out of ATX.

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