Austin airport introduces nonstop flight to Pittsburgh

Allegiant Air opens nonstop service to Pittsburgh at ABIA (KXAN Photo)
Allegiant Air opens nonstop service to Pittsburgh at ABIA (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s airport has added another nonstop destination, this time to “Steel City.”

Friday, Allegiant Air launched direct service between Austin and Pittsburgh. The flight will operate twice a week.

Allegiant says they are starting the flight because of Austin’s growing popularity as a tourist destination. Courtney Goff with the airline says, “Through our research we have seen that people up north especially in Pittsburgh have been wanting to come to Austin. We see [others] wanting to travel north to experience a new city that might not necessarily be on a beach and they definitely don’t want the connection flights.”

Pittsburgh is Allegiant’s sixth nonstop destination from Austin. This is just the latest in a series of new flights for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

This year alone airlines have begun service to seven new nonstop destinations. That includes Pittsburgh, as well as Albuquerque, Orlando and Philadelphia, and three new international destinations have been added to Austin: Mexico City, Guadalajara, Mexico and Frankfurt, Germany.