PORTLAND, ORE. (October 30, 2014) ? SeaPort Airlines today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved an alternate service pattern for air service from Great Bend, Kansas. The new service will replace current scheduled service to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport with nonstop service to Kansas City International Airport. This service pattern will be implemented on Sunday, November 9th, and will include two daily round trip flights Monday ? Friday, and one round trip flight on both Saturday and Sunday.
?Demand for Wichita flights was weak while that for our one-stop service to Kansas City has consistently been stronger. We believe that nonstop service to Kansas City will create additional connection opportunities for travelers at Great Bend,? said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines.
Kansas City International Airport currently offers flights to 43 nonstop destinations operated by 11 airlines. The new nonstop service to Kansas City International will also connect with Alaska Airlines flights out of Kansas City to Seattle and beyond, which can be booked as a single itinerary under the SeaPort Airlines interline and e-ticketing agreement with Alaska Airlines by December 1st.
SeaPort Airlines will offer a $49 fare on every seat on every flight between Great Bend and Kansas City for a limited time to kick off the transition. To take advantage of this offer, travelers must purchase their ticket by November 20, 2014 and complete their travel by December 31,, 2014. Fare rules and restrictions apply. Sale fares can be booked on www.seaportairlines.com.
About SeaPort Airlines
Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines, Inc. operates daily scheduled flights in Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee, and Texas. SeaPort Airlines reservations can be made by calling 888-573-2767, at www.SeaPortAirlines.com, or through all major GDSs. The company currently has an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with Alaska Airlines and is working to establish similar agreements with other US and international carriers. You can follow SeaPort on Facebook and Twitter.
Claire James: Director of Marketing/ SeaPort Airlines, Inc.