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a ViaAir E-145 parked at Austin's South Terminal after a flight to Amarillo (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

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 initially entered the Austin market in summer 2017 with seasonal service to Branson, Missouri. Today, the carrier offers flights to five destinations from Austin including Baton Rouge, Little Rock, Branson,…

From Turboprops to Turbofans: Inside CommutAir’s Transition to the Embraer…

AirlineGeeks has partnered up with regional airline CommutAir to give AvGeeks an inside look at the operations of a regional airline and the life of a regional pilot through a series of articles and videos. Over the course of our partnership, we hope to give readers a behind the scenes…

ViaAir: From Charter Airline to Scheduled Commercial Carrier

Based in a small town in the heart of rural West Virginia, charter airline ViaAir has undergone a stark transformation in its three years of operations, primarily due to its transition to a scheduled commercial carrier. An offshoot of Cleveland-based charter airline Charter Air Transport, the airline initially flew a handful of…