Baton Rouge Metro Airport adds new airline providing direct flights to Orlando and Austin
Posted on 6/12/2018 1:16:00 PM.

Starting in 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 area.
"They were 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 airline.

With the 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.”

Austin 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.”

Via Airlines will start the new nonstop flights on September 13th.

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