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Low-cost airline launches 2 nonstop Austin routes with introductory fares

Low-cost airline launches 2 nonstop Austin routes with $99 fares

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ViaAir is now offering introductory fares for flights to Oklahoma City and Tucson. Photo courtesy of ViaAir

Pack your bags, you're going to the Sooner State! Thanks to ViaAir, flying to Oklahoma just got a whole lot easier. And, if there is one thing we can all agree on, it's finding a faster way to get to Oklahoma. 

On November 15, low-cost airline ViaAir announced the addition of two new routes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Beginning on January 18, 2018, passengers can fly nonstop from Austin to Oklahoma City and Tucson, Arizona. The airline previously announced that its seasonal winter flight between Austin and Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colorado would take off on December 13. 

The new route from Austin to Oklahoma City will fly Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays, departing from Austin at 5:05 pm and arriving in Oklahoma City at 6:25 pm. The return flight departs Oklahoma City at 7:10 pm and arrives in Austin at 8:30 pm.

Flights to Tucson will depart on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, leaving Austin at 10:50 am and arriving in Tucson at 12:20 pm. Return flights from Tucson depart at 1:05 pm for a 4:10 pm arrival in Austin. 

And it's likely Austinites will soon see even more routes from the low-cost carrier. "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," said Matthew Macri, ViaAir’s vice president of operations, in a release. "We will roll out additional cities throughout next year as we hope to be known as Austin’s hometown airline."

Tickets for both routes are currently on sale, with introductory fares to Oklahoma City beginning at $99 one way and Tucson at $119 one way.