MIDLAND – Midland is getting non-stop flight service from the tall city to Austin beginning in the spring of 2022.
According to James Beauchamp, President of the MOTRAN Alliance, direct air service from Midland-Odessa to Austin will be back starting in March of 2022.
The announcement comes as part of a restructuring effort where Southwest Airlines will add 20 new flights per day at Austin Bergstrom International Airport. New flights will provide a total of 46 non-stop destinations for Southwest out of Austin.
“We are thrilled,” said Beauchamp. MOTRAN has been providing information to airlines on the areas changing demographics and in conjunction with Nadine Craddick and Lorraine Perryman hosted a luncheon for Southwest Executives and Vice President Dave Harvey to see the area and talk to area businesses about their air service needs. Dr. Ray Perryman presented an economic model during the luncheon showing the projected growth for the area and its impact on the proposed Midland-Odessa to Austin flight.
“Austin is truly becoming a HUB for Southwest and being connected to that HUB will provide more destinations to Permian Basin travelers.” Said Beauchamp.
Some of the new non-stop flights to Austin being added include:
Amarillo (AMA), Charleston (CHS), Columbus (CMH), Midland (MAF) and Ontario (ONT), Puerto Vallarta (PVR), Panama City (ECP), Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ) and Destin/Fort Walton Beach (VPS).