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Austin-Bergstrom to welcome two new non-stop flights this summer​
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Allegiant Air will have two new nonstop flights to Montana and Arkansas connected to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport by this summer as ticket sales once again begin to lift off.


A flight to Bozeman Yellowstone National Airport in Montana is set to start this May, and another flight to Bentonville, Arkansas will begin on July 2. According to Allegiant's Senior Vice President of Revenue Drew Wells, each destination—including Austin—is centered around outdoor activities in anticipation of higher ticket sales this summer as vaccines continue to be distributed.

"As summer approaches, we expect a lot of pent-up demand for travel, especially for places where people can hike, fish, camp or visit the beach," Wells said in a release. "With this expansion, we've added even more service to destinations known for their outdoor appeal. Now, with Allegiant's low-cost, nonstop service, travelers will have easy, affordable access to the cities they want to visit."

Routes to Bozeman will start on May 27 with one-way tickets as low as $59, while fares to Bentonville will begin at $49.

Just before these two new routes jet off, Austin will welcome Hawaiian Airlines' first-ever flight to Texas with a non-stop service from Honolulu to Austin-Bergstrom set to begin in April. The airport has also expanded its dining options with plans for a Whataburger location announced in January.

The new additions should add a boost to the Texas Capitol's airport, which like the rest of the industry has seen rapid drops in traffic. Austin-Bergstrom's passenger activity was down 62% percent in 2020 from the year before.

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1923 Lake Austin mansion demolition request pitting preservationists and some neighbors against owner and city preservation office
Austin Monitor

By Jonathan Lee

The Planning Commission was split Tuesday on whether to help save an eclectic lakefront estate from demolition by zoning it historic amid concerns over tax breaks and the likelihood that a previous owner participated in segregation as a business owner.

The property in question, known as the Delisle House, is located at 2002 Scenic Drive in Tarrytown. The main house, with Spanish and Modern influences, was built in 1923 by Raymond Delisle, an optician. A Gothic Revival accessory apartment was built in 1946. The current owner applied to demolish the structures in order to build a new home.'

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Freaky Floats and other Austin food & drink news
Austin Motel

What's new in Austin food & drink this week:

  • Nau's Enfield Drug closing after losing their lease. Did McGuire Moorman Lambert buy the building, with its vintage soda fountain?
  • Nixta Taqueria Chef Edgar Rico named to Time Magazine's Time 100 Next influencer list, after winning a James Beard Award earlier this year.
  • Question: From what BBQ joint did pescatarian Harry Styles order food this week?
  • Austin Motel is opening the pool and pool bar Wednesday nights in October for Freaky Floats.
  • Vincent's on the Lake closing due to "economic conditions and low water levels [at Lake Travis]."
  • Cenote has closed its Windsor Park location. The East Cesar Chavez location remains open.
  • The Steeping Room on N. Lamar has closed.
  • Local startup It's Skinnyscored new financing for its gluten-free pasta business.
  • P. Terry's opened a new location in Kyle, at 18940 IH-35.