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Austin airport adds new direct flight to Canada scenic spot


Austinites will be able to go to Canada's greenest city in a nonstop flight from the Austin airport starting this summer.

Air Canada will begin offering direct flights from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to Vancouver, Canada on June 1. A destination for mountains, beaches and parks, Vancouver's airport is also a hub for trans-Pacific travel, including nonstop flights to China.

Flights will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays taking off at 3:45 p.m. outbound and 8:40 a.m. inbound. There will be 169 seats on each flight, including 16 business class seats. Tickets can be booked today.

Air Canada resumed travel last fall with one other direct flight to Toronto from Austin.

“Connecting Austinites to cities like Vancouver creates a stronger link between our growing City and the world," said Gina Fiandaca, assistant city manager of the SD23 Mobility Outcome.


A mortgage banker walks us through the math on purchasing a 'mid-price' Austin home

So you want to buy a house?

To anyone trying to get on the "housing ladder," it's been a discouraging couple of years as prices skyrocketed in a market crowded with buyers bidding against each other for just about any available home.

Things may be calming down, with the Austin Board of REALTORS reporting fewer sales and more available homes this summer.

Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.

So how affordable are homes right now? That, of course, depends on what you want and how much you're able or willing to pay, but here are some rough estimates of what a typical buyer would pay to buy a $650,000 home, which would be considered "mid-price" in today's market.

Mortgage banker Chris Holland (NMLS 211033) of Austin's Sente Mortgage ran some numbers for Austonia to illustrate a typical purchase.

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