Midwest Connections

New low-cost nonstop flight takes off from Austin to Midwest destination

Low-cost nonstop flight takes off from Austin to Midwest destination

Allegiant Air plane
Fly from Austin to Columbus, Ohio, nonstop, starting in 2018. Allegiant/Facebook

Arriving in Austin: a new affordable, nonstop flight to the Midwest. Allegiant Air has announced new direct service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Columbus, Ohio, beginning in February 2018.

The twice-weekly flights will run on Mondays and Fridays between ABIA and Rickenbacker International Airport. One-way fares start as low as $55. 

“We’re very excited to continue our growth in Austin,” says Lukas Johnson, senior vice president of commercial at Allegiant, in a release. “The demand to visit this destination is high and we are thrilled to offer Columbus-area travelers their only ultra-low-cost nonstop option to experience the Live Music Capital of the World.”

The Columbus service launches just weeks before SXSW at Austin’s new South Terminal. Opened in April of this year, the low-cost terminal features some of the city’s favorite food trucks, stylish midcentury modern decor, a live music stage, and bar area.

“We’re delighted that Allegiant Air plans to add more flights at the South Terminal at ABIA,” says Jeff Pearse, CEO of LoneStar Airport Holdings, LLC, the developer and operator of the South Terminal. “Its intimate and retro vibe will offer Allegiant passengers an airport experience as unique as Austin.”

Tickets are now available for purchase only at Allegiant Air. Allegiant also operates nonstop flights Austin service to several other Midwestern cities, including Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.