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An overview of the new 9-gate eastern expansion of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Austin-Bergstrom Keeps Growing, Lands Two More Europe Routes

Austin has grown at a pace faster than almost all other U.S. cities over the past decade. Dubbed Silicon Hills for the large number of tech companies that are headquartered in and around the city, the rising tech industry has helped fuel both domestic and international air service over the past decade. Between January and August, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport welcomed 11,434,493 passengers, up 8.78 percent compared to the same period in 2018. The airport is expected to handle upwards of…

Holland Proposes a New Aviation Tax

The Dutch government is moving forward with legislation for a new aviation tax on passenger and cargo flights departing from Dutch airports starting in 2021. The country has been lobbying the European Union for this tax for quite some time and while it continues to lobby the bureaucrats in Brussels…

As Times Change for the 747, KLM Still Holds the…

Since its first flight in 1988, the Boeing 747-400 has seen five different versions produced. One of the unique versions was the 747-400M, more affectionately known as the 'Combi.' The unique mixed-use aircraft flew its first flight on June 30, 1989, prior to entering service with KLM later that year.…

Delta Adds Four Nonstop Flights Between Amsterdam and Austin

On Monday, Delta Air Lines announced four new nonstop flights between Austin, Texas and Amsterdam, Netherlands for only four days in March of 2018. The flights will be operated on a Boeing 767-300 on March 8, 9, 14, and 18  to accommodate goers of South by Southwest, a music and…

KLM Returns to Mumbai Following 16 Year Hiatus

KLM has announced it will reconnect Mumbai and Amsterdam using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft after ending the service over 16 years ago. The airline had previously stopped flights to India’s largest city in 2001 when demand weakened. In a statement, Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO said, “KLM’s network…

American Launches New Seasonal Routes to Amsterdam, Barcelona and Rome

On Friday, American Airlines launched three new daily seasonal routes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The Dallas-Fort Worth-based carrier will fly to Amsterdam, Rome, and Barcelona until September 30. The new routes are scheduled as follows: AA240 will depart DFW at 1:35 p.m. local time…