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Budget airline ViaAir announced the addition of not one, but two new nonstop flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Beginning April 29, ViaAir will begin direct service to Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
Service to Little Rock will run six days a week, Sunday through Friday. The flights will originate in Austin at 8:30 am and arrive in Little Rock at 9:42 am. Return flights leave Little Rock at 10:17 am and arrive at ABIA at 11:41 am.
Travelers should note that ViaAir does take off from ABIA's South Terminal, which is always a fun surprise when you're running to catch a flight and suddenly learn that the Austin airport actually has two different, unconnected terminals.
ViaAir will also begin service to Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 6. The new route will also run Sunday through Friday, and leave ABIA at 4:02 pm and arrive in Tulsa at 5:14 pm. This flight also takes off from the South Terminal which, we really must stress, is an entirely different place. (Seriously.)
ViaAir also announced a take-off date for its new nonstop to Oklahoma City. Though it was originally slated to begin service on January 18, the airline announced it will now begin on April 22.