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Boarding my first ViaAir flight for the day to Amarillo (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Via Airlines Ceases Commercial Service, Reverts Back to Charter Operation

Growing independent regional airline Via Airlines has abruptly ended all scheduled commercial flights with plans to revert back to its original business model of conducting charter operations. Known by its shortened name, ViaAir, the airline began flying in 1997, specializing in both public and private charter flights catered for corporations, casinos and sports teams. In early 2014, the airline entered the world of Essential Air Service (EAS) routes, commencing flights between Charlotte and Beckley, Va with its Embraer E-120 Brasilia…

Via Airlines Suspends Majority of Flights, Cites Pilot Shortage

Florida-based Via Airlines has cut flights from its schedule due to the ongoing pilot shortage. The cuts have caused a reduction in current service as well as delaying planned new services. The airline expects the cutbacks to last through the summer and says it won’t hinder further growth planned for…

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…

Via Airlines Launches Service to Numerous Major U.S. Cities from…

Maitland, Fla. based ViaAir has announced that they will be launching service to five major US airports from Branson, Missouri beginning on May 25, 2017, which will include Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Houston. According to the airline, service to Dallas-Fort Worth will be operated twice weekly, on Friday and…