Vanguard Airlines again is expanding its local service as the struggling airline continues to stake its turnaround on building a Kansas City hub.
Beginning Jan. 7, Vanguard will add nonstop flights to Austin, Texas; Buffalo; and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Vanguard will offer two flights daily to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
One departure to Buffalo will be daily except Fridays and Saturdays. Vanguard also will offer one Friday-only and one Saturday-only flight to Buffalo.
To Myrtle Beach, Vanguard will offer one flight a day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Once these changes are made, all of Vanguard's flights will go through Kansas City International Airport.
Vanguard previously offered nonstop service to Myrtle Beach from Kansas City in 1998. This will be Vanguard's first nonstop service between Kansas City and Buffalo. However, Vanguard in the past has flown from Chicago to Buffalo.
Vanguard's announcement was the latest move to emphasize Kansas City service since Jeff Potter took control as the airline's chief executive officer earlier this year. Once the new cities are on its KCI schedule, Vanguard will have added seven nonstop destinations from Kansas City, including Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.
Vanguard currently has 26 daily departures from KCI.