Posted 2/9/2018 10:44 am
Updated 1 week ago
The Clinton National Airport in Little Rock announced Friday that it will offer nonstop flights from Little Rock to Austin, Texas, effective April 29.
Florida-based Via Airlines will provide service on a 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145. The airline serves 17 destinations.
Flights to Austin will be offered Monday-Friday and on Sundays. Introductory fares are available here.
"Austin is an amazing, fast-growing city. We are thrilled to bring the convenience of direct flights to the markets of Little Rock, Oklahoma City and Tulsa as part of our expansion as we hope to be known as Austin’s hometown airline," Matthew Macri, Via Airlines' vice president of operations, said in a news release.
Stacy Hurst, chairwoman of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, said in the release, "The Airport Commission is continually pursing new airline service and fostering competition for lower fares. We're delighted to have such a strong and diverse offering of airline choices for our passengers."
Via Airlines will be the fourth low-cost carrier available at Clinton National. Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air currently operate at the airport, while Frontier Airlines will resume business next month. Legacy carriers at Clinton National include American/Envoy, Delta and United.
The nonstop to Austin also marks the third new city planned for Little Rock passengers so far in 2018. Frontier will offer nonstop service to Denver, effective March 1, and American/Envoy will start service to Washington on April 3.