ViaAir adds another nonstop destination at Austin’s airport


ViaAir continues to beef up its presence at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, announcing a new nonstop destination Tuesday.

The carrier, which operates out of the airport’s South Terminal, will begin service to Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 13.

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Flights will operate three days a week: Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Outbound flights will leave Austin at 11:45 a.m., arriving at 1:03 p.m. Return services departs Baton Rouge at 1:38 p.m., with a scheduled 3:08 p.m. arrival.

“The Hill Country meets the bayou in this capital to capital connection,” said Jeff Pearse, CEO of LoneStar Holdings, operator of the South Terminal. “Thanks to ViaAir, the numerous Louisiana State University Tiger and Southern Jaguar fans in Central Texas now have a quick flight to Baton Rouge, rather than a day-long drive.”

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ViaAir’s other nonstop destinations from Austin include Tulsa, Okla.; Little Rock, Ark.; Oklahoma City; Tucson, Ariz.; Branson, Mo.; and winter Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colo.



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