Lufthansa Brings 5 Days a Week Nonstop Service to Frankfurt
Photo Credit: ©Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board, Ullmann Holger Brueke-Eisener-Steg_und-Paulskirche_jpg
Outdoor festivals in picturesque 15th century squares to opera halls, botanical gardens to vibrant nightlife, Frankfurt, Germany adds the fun to being a travel hub and major economic center. Getting there is easier and more luxurious than ever aboard Lufthansa, Europe's premier airline - now offering nonstop service five days a week from Austin starting May 3rd!
Venture beyond the massive skyscrapers of the city center to narrow cobblestone street lined with local shops and eateries selling Frankfurt specialties including beef with green sauce (Grüne Soße), hand cheese (Handkäs), pretzels and, of course, the iconic Frankfurter sausages. And what better way to end the day than with a glass of Stöffche, a local apple wine, at one of the city’s numerous pubs located near the river’s banks.
Visit the Römer, a world famous landmark dating back to the 15th Century, or explore one of the city’s more than 30 museums – many of which lay along the bank of the Main River.
Lufthansa will operate the flight on the Airbus A330-300 in a three-class cabin configuration offering customers Business Class (42), Premium Economy (28), and Economy Class (185). Flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Optimally timed, flight LH469 will depart Austin at 4 p.m. and arrive at 9:05 a.m. in Frankfurt the following day. This flight offers passengers hundreds of connections to Europe, as well as Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent. For passengers flying to Austin, LH 468 is set to take off at 10 a.m. from Frankfurt Airport, arriving in Austin at 2:05 p.m.
Ski the Rockies in New Mexico!
Ski season is fast approaching, so there’s no better time to book a flight west and see what makes New Mexico skiing so special! Named one of the 50 “Best Places to Travel to in 2018” by Travel and Leisure Magazine, Albuquerque, N.M. is just a short flight from Austin, with convenient nonstop service offered by Allegiant Air and Southwest Airlines.
Just 30 minutes from downtown Albuquerque, the Sandia Peak Ski Area is the closest of more than half a dozen ski resorts in the region. Many of the others, including Pajarito, Red River, Angel Fire and Taos, are a just a few hours’ drive north from the city.
If skiing isn’t for you, perhaps a balloon ride will do as Albuquerque is the hot air ballooning capitol of the world. There are an endless number of experiences awaiting you, enjoy the region’s famous red and green chilies that are a key element of New Mexico cuisine. Explore the art deco style and history of the famed Route 66. View ancient petroglyphs and discover the state’s indigenous cultures at the Petroglyph National Monument or the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
To learn more about what lies in store for you just a quick flight away, visit www.visitalbuquerque.org.
Frontier to Relocate to Austin’s South Terminal
Frontier will relocate its Austin operations from the main Barbara Jordan Terminal to the South Terminal on Nov. 15, 2018. The South Terminal is a separate facility with a different roadway access from the rest of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The South Terminal is accessed off Burleson Road, east of US 183 (map to South Terminal).
There are more than 1,000 parking spaces available at the South Terminal. Travelers should be aware that off-airport parking does not serve the South Terminal.
TacoDeli, Einstein Bros. Bagels Bring New Flavors to Airport
A pair of new food options awaits travelers near Gate 24, bringing local, fresh, Mexican-inspired flavors right next door to bagels, schmears and fresh-brewed coffees.
An Austin favorite, Tacodeli opened its newest location inside the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport between gates 23 and 24, bringing farm-to-taco ingredients in an array of chicken, pork, beef, and vegetarian tacos as well as a choice of salads. Guests can choose from a variety of breakfast tacos such as the Otto, Jess Special, and Migas Taco and lunch tacos including the Frontera Fundido Sirloin or Chicken, Akaushi Picadillo, and The Heather. Tacodeli features their award-winning salsas, including Doña, chips made with 100 percent organic masa, and will have a variety of local beer for sale.
Next door to Tacodeli, a combination of Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee offers menu options including sandwiches, bagel pizza, salads and espresso drinks. This fast-casual establishment serves an all-day breakfast menu as well. With bagel flavors such as cinnamon sugar, mac & cheese, apple cinnamon and chocolate chip, patrons can enjoy variety of reduced-fat shmears like blueberry, honey almond, strawberry and maple.
Operated by airport concessionaire Delaware North, Tacodeli is open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and in true Austin fashion features live music Monday through Friday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Einstein Bros. Bagels/Caribou Coffee is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
On Another Note
Fall for Art at the Airport this Season
620 sunset courtesy of Paul McGuire
Vibrant and powerful pieces of Latino art and stunning digital creations crafted from software and algorithms are on display as part of the two newest art displays at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The La Peña Center is a Latino arts organization located in the heart of Austin since 1981, with an ongoing mission to support, develop and showcase traditional and contemporary Latino Art. The Austin Airport is honored to have been loaned a collection from the center of amazingly detailed and prominent pieces by six artists. Featuring the work of Cecilia Colomé, Marsha Gomez, Nivia Gonzales, Carlos Lowry, Fernando Muñoz and Liliana Wilson, the exhibit is currently on display in the West Airside Gallery.
Electric Dreams – An Exhibit of Digital Art, is a thought-provoking collection of art that is truly a reflection of Austin’s status of a technology hub. Located in the East Airside Gallery, the exhibit gives viewers an opportunity to dive into the imagination of three local Austin artists. Artists Leslie Kell, Chalda Maloff, Ph.D., and Paul McGuire have collaborated on this vibrant exhibition, and each have in their own way inverted the traditional model of art production, going beyond the use of brush and paint, using software and digital tools to create striking pieces of art.
Be sure to check out ABIA's Art In The Airport webpage to learn about all of the art on display.
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