Travel on the Cheap

New nonstop flights with cheap prices take off from Austin

New nonstop flights with cheap prices take off from Austin

Allegiant air airplane
Allegiant Air is launching new nonstop service from Austin. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Traveling to Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, Florida, is about to get easier (and cheaper). On Tuesday, low-cost airline Allegiant announced nonstop service to both destinations with one-way tickets starting as low as $44.

The flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport twice a week and be available year-round. Flights to Pittsburgh International Airport launch December 16. Service to St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, with easy access to the Tampa Bay area, takes off February 17, 2017.

"We welcome Allegiant's continued growth from five to now seven nonstop destinations," says Jim Smith, executive director of ABIA, in a statement. Allegiant air also provides service to Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Memphis, Las Vegas, and Orlando.

The Capital City has a growing list of nonstop flights. Most recently Mexico became even more reachable as Aeromexico announced new service to Mexico City and Volaris launched a low-cost option for Guadalajara. Within the U.S., Southwest Airlines has added flights to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Memphis, Tennessee.