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.