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January 27th, 2014back


The Valley’s largest airport seeks the community’s opinion in choosing the new design for the SPI shuttle wraps 

(Jan. 27, 2014) Harlingen, Texas – This spring, Valley International Airport (VIA), the gateway in and out of the Rio Grande Valley, will roll out two new South Padre Island shuttle vans and is creating brand new wraps to celebrate their arrival.  The airport is inviting the community to help choose the final shuttle wrap art design by releasing the graphic renderings for voting. 

“Valley International Airport is dedicated to providing the most convenient travel services for South Padre Island-bound vacationers,” VIA Aviation Director Michael Browning said. “We are proud to be part of the Valley community and excited to involve our fellow residents in choosing the new artwork for our South Padre Island shuttle.”

To view the shuttle wrap designs, participants must visit the VIA Facebook page. There is a special photo album containing all four shuttle wrap design options. Whichever design receives the most votes by 9 a.m. on Feb. 10 will be the new South Padre Island shuttle wrap for all three vehicles!

“VIA’s South Padre Island shuttles offer a seamless experience for those travelling to the island,” City of South Padre Island Mayor Bob Pinkerton said. “We are excited to invite citizens to select their favorite design that illustrates the convenience of this service and beauty of the island.”

The South Padre Island shuttles offer nonstop service between VIA and SPI for just $25, or $40 round trip, in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter van. For Spring Breakers hoping to enjoy some quality beach time on the Island, the South Padre Island shuttle service makes VIA the most convenient airport in the Valley for travelers who live too far to make the drive.

The voting begins at 9 a.m. on Jan. 27 and closes at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10. For more information, visit the VIA Facebook page at

About Valley International Airport

Valley International is the largest airport in South Texas. Nearly 700,000 passengers and visitors walk through our terminal annually. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service from Harlingen to Austin, Dallas/Love, Houston/Hobby, and San Antonio. United Express offers nonstop service to Houston Intercontinental. Sun Country Airlines offers nonstop seasonal service to Minneapolis/St. Paul. Allegiant Airlines, Republic Airlines and Sun Country offer casino charters year round. Air cargo is serviced by a wide-body fleet from FedEx and DHL. The airport offers many features; among them, door-to-door shuttle service to South Padre Island, free Wi-Fi and a complementary frequent flyer lounge. More information is available at www.flythevalley.comand