September, travelers through Baton Rouge Metro Airport can expect more
destination options with the addition of Via Airlines.
The airline, which has been in business for
over a decade, will now provide direct service to Austin, Texas and Orlando,
Florida. Airport spokesperson Jim
Caldwell says the new airline was lured in by the need for the service in the
pretty impressed about the demand we have. Of course Baton Rouge is such an
easy airport. Get right through security quickly and take a family to Orlando
is a much easier process. Now you can go nonstop with good fares on a quality
flights to Orlando that will operate Mondays and Thursdays, families will be
able to access destinations such as Disney World, Universal Studios, and Port
Canaveral. With flight service between
Austin, there is hope that tourists will be lured to check out Baton Rouge.
“Baton Rouge Area
Chamber and Visit Baton Rouge, they both came through with strong letters of
support. Visit Baton Rouge agreed to do some advertising in Austin because of
course, they want to bring people here.”
service will fly on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, as they expect a high
demand for business travel to the capital city of the lone star state.
“In Austin, we
have business traffic to both, more business traffic to Austin. It is a great
weekend destination, too.”
will start the new nonstop flights on September 13th.