Saturday, March 17, 2018

ViaAir Announces Austin to Oklahoma City, Tucson nonstop flights

ViaAir announced new nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) and to Tucson International Airport (TUS), beginning January 18, 2018. These new flights join ViaAir’s nonstop option from Austin that includes the winter seasonal flights between Austin and Steamboat Springs / Hayden, Colorado started on December 13, 2017.

“Austin is an amazing, fast-growing city. We are thrilled to bring the convenience of direct flights to the markets of Tucson and Oklahoma City as the start of expanded service in the region. We will roll out additional cities throughout next year as we hope to be known as Austin’s hometown airline,” said Matthew Macri, ViaAir’s Vice President of Operations.

ViaAir plans to base crews and maintenance at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, positioning its Austin based operations to expand, the carrier reports.

“ViaAir’s continued growth, connecting two new nonstop destinations to Austin, is welcomed,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “These Oklahoma City and Tucson additions bring more options for customers and can ease new business and tourism connections for Central Texans. It also adds to the regional carrier’s new seasonal service from Austin to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, starting Dec. 13, 2017.”

Four days per week, the Austin to Oklahoma City nonstop flights depart Austin at 5:05 PM and arrive in Oklahoma City at 6:25 PM, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In the opposite direction, the nonstop flight departs Oklahoma City at 7:10 PM and arrives in Austin at 8:30 PM. All times are local.

Three days per week, the Austin to Tucson nonstop flight departs Austin at 10:50 AM and arrives in Tucson at 12:20 PM, on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. In the opposite direction, the nonstop flight departs Tucson at 1:05 PM and arrives in Austin at 4:10 PM. All times are local.

ViaAir is partnering with Embark Aviation to commercially manage these flights which includes: pricing, revenue management, network planning, and marketing functions.

“Embark is very excited to work with ViaAir and help them develop a world class airline. With our experience and resources, Embark can profitably position Via for growth in many unserved, niche, market opportunities,” said Clint Ostler, Vice President Marketing and Development for Embark Aviation, Inc.

Top image: ViaAir. / photo credit: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport / City of Austin

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