April 15, 2021

Helpful resources for your travel plans

Are you making travel plans but not sure where to go? The airlines have added many new leisure destinations to their route maps, anticipating strong travel demand this summer. Some of these destinations are seasonal; some are less than daily. These resources will help with your travel plans.

The pandemic has forced airlines to publish schedules on a short-term basis as they monitor travel demand. The good news is that bookings are increasing and more flights are entering our market and at our connecting hubs. More flights mean better access to your destinations. We recommend you check weekly to see what your options are as you plan your vacation.

To assist you with your travel planning, check out our handy-dandy interactive Flight Guide that shows all the options available from Wichita to any destination. You can sort the list by the number of stops and distance.

Below is a list of the new destinations the airlines have announced to-date that can be reached with just one connection from Wichita. Keep in mind that schedules can change. Also, we have provided some helpful resources for your vacation planning. It’s always best to visit the airline’s websites for the most up-to-date travel information.

Lessen Volcanic National Park, Redding

ALASKA AIRLINES

  • Connect through Seattle to
    • Idaho Falls, CA (IDA) – begins June 17, 2021
    • Redding, CA (BZF) – begins June 17, 2021
    • Monterey, CA (MRY) – began February 1, 2021
    • Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) – began December 17, 2020

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ALLEGIANT AIR

Fishing in Destin

Allegiant Air is an ultra low-cost carrier operating less than daily service to nonstop destinations. It does not offer connecting service.

  • Nonstop flights to Phoenix-Mesa (AZA) and Las Vegas (LAS) year-round
  • Seasonal service to:
    • Destin/Fort Walton Beach (VPS) – began in March and will operate through Sept. 6, 2021
    • Orlando-Sanford (SFB) – begins May 26 through August 14, 2021.
      • Will also operate November 18 – December 12, 2021.
    • Los Angeles (LAX) – Begins June 3 through August 15, 2021

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AMERICAN AIRLINES

Connect through Dallas to:

Ancient Maya City of Uxmal, Merida
  • Tel Aviv (TLV) begins in October 2021
  • Auckland (AKL) – daily seasonal service in November
  • St. Maarten (SXM) begins June 5, 2021 – Saturdays only
  • Merida, Mexico (MID) begins June 5, 2021 – Saturdays only
  • St. Lucia (SLU) begins June 5 – Saturdays only
  • Idaho Falls (IDA) begins June 3 – year-round

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DELTA AIR LINES

Scuba diving at St. Kitts
  • Connect through Minneapolis to
    • Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) began on May 27, 2021
    • Jackson Hole, WY (JAC) begins May 28, 2021
  • Connect through Atlanta to
    • Burlington, VT (BTV) begins May 5, 2021
    • Bangor, ME (BGR) begins May 8, 2021
    • Grand Cayman Islands (GCM) begins June 5, 2021
    • St. Kitts (SKB) begins June 5, 2021
    • Bonaire (BON) twice-weekly, begins June 5
    • Roatan Island (RTB) twice weekly, begins June 5
    • Athens (ATH), begins July 2

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Red Rocks of Denver

FRONTIER AIRLINES

Frontier will add a third weekly flight from Wichita to Denver and Las Vegas this summer starting in June. Frontier is an ultra low-cost carrier and operates less than daily service. Connections to more destinations are possible but layovers may be long.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

Southwest added several new destinations to their route map this year. Some of these can be reached from Wichita by connecting either in St. Louis, Denver, or Phoenix., depending on the dates of travel. Keep in mind that Southwest updates its schedules regularly. Use their Low Fare Calendar to find flights and fares from ICT.

Rafting at Bozeman

Bozeman (BZN), Jackson, MS (JAN), Houston (Bush) IAH, Savannah SAV, Sarasota (SRQ), Chicago (O’Hare) (ORD), Palm Springs (PSP), Miami (MIA), Colorado Springs (COS), Santa Barbara (SBA)(Saturdays), Myrtle Beach (MYR) (Saturdays), Destin/Fort Walton Beach (VPS), Fresno (FAT) (Saturdays), Montrose (MTJ), Steamboat Springs/Hayden (HDN)

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UNITED AIRLINES

  • Connect in Denver to
    • Breckenridge (QKB) began March 11, 2021 (daily); connect by bus to Fort Collins April 1 (4x daily)
    • West Yellowstone, MT beginning in June
  • Connect in Chicago to
    • Kona, Hawaii
    • Fairbanks, AS
    • Anchorage, AS
Luau at Kona

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Valerie Wise

Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

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Victor White

Director of Airports

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