Southwest adds Wichita route


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Southwest Airlines has begun service to Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport.

Wichita city officials said in a release that Southwest’s first flight from Chicago arrived in Wichita on Sunday afternoon. Mayor Carl Brewer says the addition of Southwest will beef up economic development efforts for the south-central Kansas city.

Southwest’s initial schedule includes two daily flights to Dallas, Chicago and one flight a day to Las Vegas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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