Wichita’s airport now offers daily direct flights to 3 new cities. One starts Saturday

Jay Miller

Travelers flying out of Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport now have the chance to book daily direct flights to Miami, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The airport announced all three new direct flights this summer, and flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix started last weekend, while the direct flights to and from Miami are slated to begin Saturday.

Here’s what to know about the three routes out of ICT and some ballpark prices.

From Wichita to Phoenix

The airport announced the daily flights to Phoenix June 26, the first nonstop service offered between the two locations in more than three years.

The route officially began Sunday from Phoenix, while the first departure from Wichita was Monday. The route is offered through American Airlines.

In the press release, an American Airlines official said the airline was excited to offer this latest nonstop destination out of the Wichita airport.

“Resuming service to PHX will provide local residents with convenient one-stop access to the places they want to visit most across American’s global network,” said Phillipe Puech, American Airlines director of short-haul network planning.

You can book flights to Phoenix on the American website, with round-trip tickets starting at $233.

From Wichita to Las Vegas

Daily nonstop flights to Las Vegas also started Sunday and will end Jan. 7, according to the June 8 press release from the airport.

The first flight to Las Vegas was scheduled to depart at 12:35 p.m. Sunday and arrive at its destination at 1:25 p.m.

The shorter run of nonstop flights to Sin City are offered through Southwest Airlines and can be booked on the airline’s website. Southwest’s website shows nonstop flights starting at $290.

From Wichita to Miami

Beginning Saturday, travelers in Wichita can fly direct from Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to Miami International Airport, the airport announced July 13.

The first flight is schedule to leave ICT at 6:45 a.m. and arrive in Miami at 11:20 a.m

Including service to Phoenix, Miami is the fourth nonstop destination offered by American Airlines out of Wichita.

“American is thrilled to offer local residents the most convenient access to all that Miami has to offer and one-stop access to the largest network of destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Puech said in the summer press release.

Booking for direct flights opened July 15 and is available on American’s website. Online shows a round-trip ticket to Miami from Wichita starting at $268.