Southwest Airlines is flying to Wichita, Kansas, replacing the service currently operated by AirTran Airways.
Starting June 2, 2013, the airline will fly to Wichita from Chicago, Dallas and Las Vegas. This happens just a day after AirTran service on the route ends.
This is the 85th destination for the airline, which is adding a total of five flights a day.
"Southwest Airlines is proud to bring low fares, great Customer Service, and our red-bellied Boeing 737s to Wichita," said Bob Montgomery, Southwest Airlines' vice president of airport affairs. "We know the Wichita community has been anxious for Southwest's arrival, and we've been equally excited about the prospect of serving Mid-Continent Airport. In June 2013, that wait will be over!"
To celebrate the announcement, Southwest has also launched a fare sale for the destination but you have to book the fare by Nov. 25. There are also other travel restrictions.
Dallas-based Southwest will also begin flights between Houston's Hobby Airport and New York's LaGuardia; Chicago's Midway Airport and Tulsa, Oklahoma; and between San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
AirTran, which Southwest expects to absorb in the next few years, will start flights between Tampa, Florida, and both Houston and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on June 2.