An airline will fly nonstop from Austin, Texas, and Kansas City to Steamboat Springs this winter.

ViaAir says it will begin flying Dec. 13 from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Kansas City International Airport to Steamboat's Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

The Florida-based carrier -- which specializes in so-called "essential air service" routes involving smaller, markets far from major cities -- will operate the flights from both cities three times per week on 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft.

ViaAir said it will operate the flights, and Washington, D.C.-based Embark Aviation will manage commercial elements of the new service.

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