Nonstop Travel

New nonstop flight takes off from Austin to top East Coast destination

New nonstop flight takes off from Austin to top East Coast destination

Delta plane
Flying to the East Coast just got easier. Photo courtesy of Delta

Another destination has been added to Austin's growing list of nonstop travel options. On Monday, Delta announced a new flight from Austin to North Carolina.

Beginning March 9, 2017, Delta will launch daily, year-round service between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Flights from Austin depart at 11:15 am; flights from Raleigh-Durham to Austin are scheduled to depart at 8:30 am.

The service will be operated by GoJet using a CRJ-900 aircraft, which holds 76 passengers. One-way tickets starts as low as $113.

"This new nonstop connects two cities with a lot in common — a love of great outdoors, booming tech industries, and a diehard dedication to college sports. I hope this new connection results in North Carolina learning how barbecue ought to be prepared, but regardless I'm looking forward to a closer relationship with our new friends in Raleigh," said Mayor Steve Adler in a statement.

Delta is the fourth largest carrier at ABIA. The airline also offers nonstop service between Austin and Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, New York, and Salt Lake City.