Staff Report | DFW Newsflash | November 2021
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines will break ground soon on a new 15,000+-square-foot Admirals Club at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). The lounge can seat more than 250 customers, making it the largest airport lounge in Austin, Texas. Construction on the new lounge, which will be near Gate 14, will begin next year.
“Austin has such a unique energy, with its fascinating mix of technology and arts. American wants to create a club that reflects that eclectic style and pays homage to the lively music scene,” said Clarissa Sebastian, Managing Director of Premium Customer Experience and Onboard Products. “We can’t wait for customers to experience the new space, with much more room to relax, unwind and enjoy.”
The inspiration for the lounge is taken from the city itself, reflecting the urban fabric of Rainey Street, Austin Parks, local art and music. Customers can get a taste of the Austin vibe throughout their experience in the Admirals Club. Once open, customers will also be entertained by local musicians.
Inspiration used in designing the new AUS Admirals Club. Rendering is subject to change as design strategy is not yet final.
“We can’t wait to offer this exciting new amenity to passengers,” said Jacqueline Yaft, AUS Chief Executive Officer. “The new Admiral’s Club strengthens the investments made by American Airlines at AUS and will bring an elevated experience to travelers that will reflect the culture, music and art that locals and visitors alike love so much about Austin.”
The existing Admirals Club will remain fully operational while the new club is being constructed. More information, including the opening date, will be shared at a later date.
American’s Admirals Club lounges are membership-based lounges that include access to more than 60 Admirals Clubs and partner lounges worldwide. Customers traveling on an American Airlines or oneworld alliance® ticketed flight may also purchase a day pass to an Admirals Club. Admirals Club lounges feature complimentary amenities like food and beverages, Wi-Fi, digital magazines and newspapers as well as services like personal travel assistance, business centers and kids rooms.
American, the largest airline in Texas, continues to expand in Austin alongside the region’s exponential growth. Over the last year, American has added more than 25 new nonstop routes to and from Austin and its partnerships with airlines like British Airways, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines have provided even more ways to connect from Austin to around the world.
SOURCE American Airlines