Dallas-based Southwest Airlines starts service in Wichita on June 2, 2013, with a total of five daily flights offering non-stop service to Dallas, Chicago...

Southwest Airlines will add an 85th destination to its route map in June 2013 when it begins service to Wichita in Kansas.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines starts service in Wichita on June 2, 2013, with a total of five daily flights offering non-stop service to Dallas, Chicago Midway, and Las Vegas.


Southwest Airlines operates the largest fleet of Boeing 737s in the world and the fleet has grown following Southwest’s purchase of and gradual operational incorporation of AirTran Airways. In addition to hundreds of Boeing 737-700s (which have gradually replaced 7737-300s and 737-500s in Southwest service) and 737-800s, the carrier has placed large-scale orders for the 737 MAX family, the fourth generation of Boeing’s best-selling 737 jetliner family

 

Southwest will assume all flying from its subsidiary AirTran Airways, with AirTran’s operations at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport fully converting to Southwest Airlines.

AirTran currently serves Wichita with three daily non-stop flights to Atlanta, but all AirTran service in Wichita ends on June 1.

To promote the new Wichita service, Southwest is offering an introductory one-way $89 fare between Wichita and Dallas Love Field, as well as $109 one-way fares between Wichita and both Chicago Midway and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

Southwest Airlines unveiled Colorado One, another of its specially painted, U.S. state-themed Boeing 737s on August 22, 2012

 

These fares must be booked by November 25, 2012, for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays between June 3 and August 8, 2013. Blackout dates of July 3, July 6 and July 7, 2013 apply. To book the introductory fares, visit www.southwest.com.

Southwest’s initial Wichita service will comprise two daily round-trips between Wichita and Dallas Love Field; two daily round-trips between Wichita and Chicago Midway; and one daily round-trip between Wichita and Las Vegas.

Service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport forms part of the flight schedule which Southwest has newly extended from June 2 through August 9, 2013.

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 is photographed departing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on February 12, 2012, the day Southwest began flying from the world’s busiest airport

 

The extended schedule also includes new service by Southwest Airlines from June 2 to Puerto Rico’s capital San Juan from Baltimore/Washington International Airport.

Southwest’s move to extend its flight schedule also includes extending subsidiary AirTran Airways’ schedule between June 2 and August 9.

AirTran is adding a second daily round-trip between John Wayne Orange County Airport and Los Cabos International Airport in Mexico, and seasonally returning to daily service between Baltimore/Washington and Bermuda.

AirTran Airways has a sizable fleet of Boeing 737-700s but these are being absorbed into Southwest Airlines’ fleet following Southwest’s purchase of and gradual operation incorporation of AirTran. This AirTran 737-700 is photographed at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

 

Beginning June 2, 2013, Southwest Airlines will also offer new non-stop service between Houston Hobby Airport and New York LaGuardia; and between Chicago Midway Airport and Tulsa.

The schedule extension also brings a seasonal return of Southwest Airlines non-stop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Atlanta, Houston Hobby, Kansas City, and Nashville; between Austin and Portland, Oregon; and between Manchester and Las Vegas.

From June 2, AirTran Airways will offer new non-stop service between Tampa International Airport and both Houston Hobby and Raleigh/Durham.

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