ViaAir operated its inaugural flight from Austin to Oklahoma City on 22 April, with a water arch salute being held at the latter airport to declare the 578-kilometre city pair open. The route faces no direct competition.
- ViaAir has commenced flights between Austin (AUS) and Oklahoma City (OKC). Inaugurated on 22 April, the US regional operator will fly the 578-kilometre sector six times weekly based on OAG schedules, with it facing no direct competition on the airport pair. The airline will utilise its 50-seat ERJ 145s on the city pair. Based on MIDT data, some 24,900 passengers travelled indirectly between the two airports in 2017, with Dallas/Fort Worth being the leading hub for connecting traffic. Demand on the Austin to Oklahoma City airport pair grew by 4.2% last year versus the number of passengers travelling between the two points in 2016. See how Oklahoma City Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.