On Friday, April 5, 2019, Honor Flight Austin’s flight departed Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Washington D.C.
AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, April 5, 2019, Honor Flight Austin’s flight departed Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Washington D.C. The flight transported 50 veterans from World War II, Korean and Vietnam War to the nation’s capital to visit and experience the memorials built in their honor. This is Honor Flight No. 57, and the first of 2019.
The veterans arrived in the ticketing area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) at 10 a.m. The veterans, guardians, and staff assembled for a procession to Gate 21 around 11:00 a.m. The TSA Honor Guard and Austin Police Department Bag Pipes led the procession.
Honor Flight Austin departed Austin-Bergstrom at noon, and will be arriving at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). The veterans are scheduled to return Saturday, April 6, arriving at AUS at 5:45 p.m., all times local.
Join Honor Flight Austin for a welcome home greeting at about 5:30 p.m. on April 6 upstairs in west ticketing.
Southwest Airlines operates the flight. The Hilton Austin Airport is a corporate sponsor of Honor Flight Austin. Lunch and refreshments are provided to veterans courtesy of ThunderCloud Subs. Trips on Honor Flight are made possible at no cost to the veterans through donations. The April 5 flight is sponsored by Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships to honor the U.S. veterans of all branches.
Honor Flight Austin is a non-profit organization created to honor veterans by transporting them to visit and reflect at their war memorials. Honor Flight Austin serves veterans residing within Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lee, Llano, Milam, Travis and Williamson Counties. To support Honor Flight Austin or to learn more about the organization go to www.honorflightaustin.org.