Crews tow a United Airlines Airbus A319 to the passenger gates at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in 2016. United and its regional carriers have seen a decline in the number of passengers flying out of Wichita, and it’s not clear whether its high fares to Denver and cheaper flights from Salina are part of the cause.
Crews tow a United Airlines Airbus A319 to the passenger gates at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in 2016. United and its regional carriers have seen a decline in the number of passengers flying out of Wichita, and it’s not clear whether its high fares to Denver and cheaper flights from Salina are part of the cause. Jerry Siebenmark File photo
Crews tow a United Airlines Airbus A319 to the passenger gates at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in 2016. United and its regional carriers have seen a decline in the number of passengers flying out of Wichita, and it’s not clear whether its high fares to Denver and cheaper flights from Salina are part of the cause. Jerry Siebenmark File photo

Why is it so expensive to fly from Wichita to Denver?

August 18, 2017 08:45 AM

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