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The tail of N825HK, one of five E-145s in the Via Airlines fleet. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Via Airlines Adds 7 New Routes in Largest Expansion Yet

Coming off the back of carriers such as Frontier Airlines and Sun Country Airlines announcing large route expansions over the past few days, Via Airlines has joined the fun, announcing five new destinations joining its route network later this year. The carrier claims this is its largest expansion yet, with new focus cities in Memphis, Tenn., Pittsburgh, Pa. and Birmingham, Ala. planned. Raleigh, Memphis, Birmingham, Pittsburgh and Hartford will be Via’s newest cities, bringing its total destination count to 19.…

Regional Ride: A Flight with ViaAir

Recent advertisements show ViaAir marketing itself as Austin’s hometown airline. Though the carrier is based in Orlando, Florida ViaAir has rapidly expanded in Austin. Initially a scheduled charter airline and Essential Air Service (EAS) provider, the airline has greatly transformed, now fully focused on flying scheduled commercial flights. The airline…

How to Fly a Dornier 328 In The U.S. This…

Taos Air is one of the newest airlines in the U.S. In early October, the airline announced its debut flights between Taos, New Mexico and Texas cities Austin and Dallas Love Field. The charter air service will operate three weekly flights on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting on Dec. 20,…

Photo Tour: Inside Austin’s New and Unique South Terminal

Already unique for its live music stages and local dining options, Austin Bergstrom International Airport has quickly grown over the past few years, surpassing its capacity. A building that was originally built with an 11 million annual passenger capacity handled 13.9 million passengers in 2017 and is on track to…

Spirit Announces New Destination, Faces Tough Competition

Just two days after announcing Jacksonville, Florida as its next destination, Spirit Airlines added a 70th city to its route network on Thursday. The airline held an employee conference at its headquarters in Miami to celebrate flights to the Live Music Capital of the World, where employees cheered at the…

Lufthansa Enters and Condor Exits Austin Market

Buried deep in a press release sent on Sept. 27, Lufthansa gave a glimpse of hope for its shrinking Frankfurt hub which keeps seeing capacity reduction and international flights being transferred to the nearby Munich Airport. The airline subtly announced that it plans to offer its first connection between Frankfurt…

ViaAir Continues Rapid Expansion at Largest Hub

On Tuesday, just over one year after commencing its first nonstop flight from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, ViaAir announced its eighth destination from the airport’s new South Terminal. The Orlando-based carrier will connect Austin with Amarillo beginning Sept. 19. The service will operate six days a week from Sunday to…

Norwegian Begins Flights to First Texas Destination

One week ago, Norwegian’s DI7181 landed in Austin for the first time, marking the airline’s arrival into the Lone Star State. The flight, operated by Norwegian Air UK, a subsidiary of Norwegian Air Shuttle, started just two days after the airline flew its first flight to Chicago O’Hare. [caption id="attachment_21260"…

Cybersecurity’s Importance in Aviation Highlighted During SXSW

Every year, thousands of people from around the world come to Austin, Texas during the month of March to celebrate innovation, creativity and the arts at South by Southwest (SXSW). Panel discussions ranging from artificial intelligence to making politics go viral can be found throughout the various downtown hotels during…

Condor Airlines Adds Third Flight to Austin

Condor Airlines will be expanding it's service to Austin, Texas by adding an additional flight to the Texas capital beginning on June 27, 2018. The airline will begin it's summer seasonal service on May 28, 2018 and flights will run until September 27, 2018. The low-cost German airline chose Austin…