WICHITA, Kansas – Beginning Tuesday, Wichita Eisenhower Airport passengers can fly nonstop to St. Louis International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Southwest Airlines.
St. Louis will be served with two daily flights that offer convenient connections to popular destinations in the Midwest and the East Coast. The Phoenix route will be served with one daily flight and will also offer connections to key western destinations. Southwest also serves Las Vegas, giving Wichita passengers two daily flights to the west.
Southwest will discontinue its nonstop service from Wichita to Chicago Midway and Dallas Love. Southwest says there is too much capacity to those markets. As a result, the St. Louis and Phoenix routes are expected to perform much better.
“We wish to thank Southwest Airlines officials for their commitment to our market and for offering their quality air service to these key destinations,” Mayor Jeff Longwell said. “Southwest Airlines is essential to keeping fares in Wichita affordable, which is key to economic development. I encourage everyone to fly Southwest as much as possible.”