Southwest lands in Wichita with three new routes

Not scary at all! Passengers arriving on one of Southwest's first flights to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport on Sunday 2 June, are greeted by Wichita sports teams' mascots. Southwest launched daily flights to Las Vegas and double-daily flights to Chicago Midway and Dallas Love Field.

  • Southwest Airlines added six new routes to its network, of which only one (the route from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) to San Juan (SJU) in Puerto Rico) was previously served by its subsidiary AirTran Airways. Three new routes have been launched to Wichita, KS (ICT) a destination that AirTran served from Atlanta, with multiple daily flights, until 1 June. The airport, also known as Mid-Continent Airport, handled just over 1.5 million passengers last year.
Launch date From To WF Competition
2 June Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI) San Juan (SJU) 14
2 June Chicago Midway, IL (MDW) Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 7
2 June Chicago Midway, IL (MDW) Wichita, KS (ICT) 14
2 June Dallas Love Field, TX (DAL) Wichita, KS (ICT) 14
2 June Houston Hobby, TX (HOU) New York La Guardia, NY (LGA) 14
2 June Las Vegas, NV (LAS) Wichita, KS (ICT) 7 Allegiant Air (4)
Source: Innovata w/c 10 June 2013.   *WF: Weekly frequencies at launch.

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