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Budget airline's new nonstop connects Austin to far reaches of Texas

Budget airline's new nonstop connects Austin to far reaches of Texas

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ViaAir Airlines has added a nonstop flight to Amarillo. Via Airlines/Facebook

Forget getting to Amarillo by morning — now you can get to the Panhandle city in less than two hours. Just days after announcing its new nonstop to this charming Southern town, budget operator ViaAir Airlines announced it is adding yet another route to its roster. 

Beginning September 19, ViaAir will offer nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport. The new service flies six days a week, Sunday through Friday. Outbound flights take off from AUS at 7:45 am, landing at AMA at 9:15 am. Return flights leave Husband at 9:50 am, landing at ABIA at 11:15 am. 

For those who have driven the tedious eight-hour trek from Central Texas to the Panhandle, the new flight is likely welcome news. Currently, there are no nonstop routes flying directly between Austin and Amarillo. 

“Both Austin and Amarillo are amazing cities and we’re excited about the opportunity to serve both of their business and leisure travelers alike with nonstop jet service between them as part of our 2018 expansion,” said Matthew Macri, VP of operations for ViaAir in a release. “Our jet service between Austin and Amarillo will move travelers far faster and more economically than existing airline options or traveling by car."

Tickets for the new flight are on sale now. ViaAir's Austin to Amarillo route takes off from ABIA's South Terminal.