ViaAir (VC, Orlando Int'l) has selected Pittsburgh Int'l and Memphis Int'l as focus cities as a part of the carrier's largest-ever network expansion.

The carrier will launch services from Pittsburgh to Birmingham, AL (4x weekly from April 11), Austin Bergstrom Int'l via Memphis (4x weekly from June 25), and Hartford Bradley (4x weekly from July 22). From Memphis, it will offer flights to Austin and Pittsburgh starting June 25.

ViaAir will also extend its route to Birmingham, AL onwards to Raleigh/Durham from April 11.

All services will be operated with 50-seat E145 regional jets.

In the press statement, the carrier underlined that it intends to offer low-cost, direct services.

The carrier is currently rejigging its business model after ending its last Alternative Essential Air Service (AEAS) routes from Charlotte Int'l to Parkersburg and Beckley at the end of October 2018. ViaAir operates three E120s and five E145s on a network of scheduled flights mostly out of Orlando Sanford and Austin.

ViaAir itself is a virtual carrier with all flights operated by its technical subsidiary and AOC holder, Via Airlines (VC, Orlando Int'l).