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 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.
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.
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.
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.