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Old Posted May 28, 2015, 9:41 PM
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Something I just thought about, ABIA should look into how San Diego has attracted international service into their airport, particularly their nonstop flights to Tokyo on Japan Airlines and to Mexico on Volaris.
We have an incentive plan targeting domestic and international destinations. The only international destinations that qualify right now are London (BA) Toronto (AC) Mexico City (unserved) and Tokyo (unserved)

NRT & LHR pay no landing fees for the first two years, and I believe up to $400,000 for marketing purposes.

https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/de...e_Adoption.pdf
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Old Posted May 28, 2015, 9:57 PM
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The only international destinations that qualify right now are London (BA) Toronto (AC) Mexico City (unserved) and Tokyo (unserved)

https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/de...e_Adoption.pdf
Tokyo was identified as a target when this document was executed in 2013. However, I am positive the city would have amended the document should another asian route (i.e., Seoul), a route to an African country (namely the Qatar or UAE), or another popular European destination (i.e., Frankfurt, Paris or Amsterdam) materialize, the city would look at incentivizing those routes as well.

Additional international targets, according to the document, are: "Other Mexico" and "Caribbean."

Speaking of amendments, has this "target list" been amended since it was executed on October 2013?

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This is really nit-picky but neither Qatar nor the UAE are African countries. Personally I think the city should look to expanding the incentives plan. I'd like to see either DOH or DXB eligible for incentives, because it's becoming a major transit hub to South Asia and the subcontinent is a significant destination for passengers from ABIA.

Personally I'd also like to see KEF, EZE, ICN, JNB, CDG (or FRA) served in addition to the ports that are eligible for incentives. I know some of them are total long-shots but this is just my own selfish ideal based on my travel patterns.
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This is really nit-picky but neither Qatar nor the UAE are African countries. Personally I think the city should look to expanding the incentives plan. I'd like to see either DOH or DXB eligible for incentives, because it's becoming a major transit hub to South Asia and the subcontinent is a significant destination for passengers from ABIA.

Personally I'd also like to see KEF, EZE, ICN, JNB, CDG (or FRA) served in addition to the ports that are eligible for incentives. I know some of them are total long-shots but this is just my own selfish ideal based on my travel patterns.
I would love to see ABIA get a bunch of international flights as well, but realistically I can only see them getting Mexico City and Tokyo, and to be honest, I can MAYBE see Emirates flying to Dubai in about 5-10 years. I think Dubai is a long shot, but I think the thought of Emirates at ABIA is more possible than we may all think.

I think Emirates would probably add Denver (I think Denver will be the next Emirates destination), Miami, and Detroit first, but I would think Austin would be in the next line of cities that Emirates might serve along with Atlanta and Philadelphia.
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Looks like a 30 year lease deal to operate the south terminal is going before city council on June 11. https://austin.siretechnologies.com/...a&itemid=46441
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