MAITLAND, FLORIDA, U. S.: Via Airlines is announcing three new nonstop flights from Austin, Texas. The new routes will offer service to Little Rock, Ark., Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.
Via Airlines is turning Austin, Texas into one of its major hubs having first inaugurated service in May 2017 to Branson, Mo., as well as current operations to Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Tucson, Ariz.
Service to Oklahoma City begins April 22, 2018; service to Little Rock begins April 29, 2018; and service to Tulsa begins May 6, 2018. All markets will have daily flights operating Sunday to Friday on a schedule conducive to both business and leisure travelers.
“Austin is an amazing, fast-growing city. We are thrilled to bring the convenience of direct flights to the markets of Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Tulsa as part of our expansion as we hope to be known as Austin’s hometown airline,” said Matthew Macri, Via Airlines vice president of operations. “Via Airlines takes pride in being the airline of the hospitality industry. When flying with us you are our guest, not just a passenger,” added Macri.
“We’re excited that Via Airlines will provide nonstop service to Austin, which will be a new destination for Little Rock,” said Chairwoman Stacy Hurst, Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission. “Via Airlines’ low fares and convenient schedule will make it easy to get away to the live music capital.”
“We look forward to welcoming Via Airlines to Tulsa in May,” said Tulsa International Airport CEO, Mark VanLoh. “The addition of daily nonstop service to Austin will further enhance the connection between our two cities and give our passengers one more reason to fly from Tulsa.”
“Today’s announcement establishes an exciting direct connection between Tulsa and another city known for its arts and culture Austin, Texas,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am thankful for the team at Via Airlines for making this investment in our city, and can’t wait to use this new option for air travel.”
Tulsa Airport’s Improvement Trust Chair and Tulsa’s Future Chair, Jeff Stava said, “Tulsa businesses have recently ranked Austin as the top regional destination for new air service. Thank you Via Airlines for connecting our cities and for choosing to grow in Tulsa.”
“Via is quickly expanding their service in Austin, linking the “Live Music Capitol of the World” to more new destinations,” said Jim Smith, executive director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The new flights are available, with limited introductory discounted fares, at flyviaair.com or by calling 407-499-4992.