RDU Airport, N.C. – Delta Air Lines today announced that nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas will begin March 9, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at delta.com.
Delta will operate one daily nonstop flight year-round aboard a Canadair Regional Jet-900 with first, Delta Comfort and main cabin seating. The flight will depart RDU at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Austin at 10:40 a.m. (central time) with the return trip departing AUS at 11:15 a.m. (central time) and arriving at RDU at 3:10 p.m.
“We are thrilled Delta Air Lines will be adding nonstop service to Austin, which is our largest unserved nonstop market,” said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “We have been working for some time to attract nonstop service to Austin, as the city has many synergies with the Research Triangle Region including information technology and business analytics industries along with strong higher education ties.”
More than 250 people travel between RDU and Austin every day via connecting cities. Austin now becomes the 46th nonstop destination from RDU. In addition to being the state capital of Texas, Austin is known for its vibrant music scene as well as the annual South by Southwest festival.
About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and its 300 staff operates and manages Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the primary air travel gateway to central North Carolina. The airport serves more than 10 million passengers each year, 30,000 customers every day and is home to more than 5,000 employees. RDU contributes more than $8.5 billion and 20,000 jobs to the region’s economy each year. The Airport Authority has won the Triangle Business Journal’s Heathiest Employer of the Triangle for the past three years straight and in 2015 was named by J.D. Power & Associates the third best medium sized airport in the United States.