Nonstop flights to Phoenix will arrive in Kansas City next year

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A320

The canyons and cacti of Arizona come a little closer for Kansas City travelers. Low-cost airline Frontier announced Friday that it will begin offering nonstop flights between MCI and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Friday, January 13, 2023.

“This major service expansion provides exciting new nonstop options in Phoenix for consumers in a variety of markets across the country, including Kansas City,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial affairs at Frontier Airlines, in a Friday press release.

“Phoenix is ​​one of the most popular leisure destinations in the Southwestern United States and we are thrilled to now offer nonstop service to consumers in the Kansas City area.”

The airline plans to offer fares as low as $79 one-way immediately after the launch of this new nonstop route. You can check ticket prices and plan your flight via Frontiers website.

A direct flight between the two cities should take around three hours, but will take travelers back to one time zone, meaning only two hours will pass during your flight. Phoenix is ​​also a hub for flights to other vacation destinations like Cancun, London, Costa Rica and many cities in Canada.

The new route is the latest in a recent campaign to put Kansas City on the map with more outbound and inbound nonstop flights per day. Officials hope to add more international destinations to the list soon, although passenger numbers are still down from pre-pandemic numbers.

Frontier plans to offer its first flights between Kansas City and Phoenix in January before establishing a three-a-week schedule starting in mid-February. So if this coming winter gets too cold, Kansas citizens can rest easy knowing that the hot desert sands of Arizona are just hours away.

Do you have any other questions about travel to and from Kansas City? Ask the Service Journalism team at [email protected].

This story was originally published August 26, 2022 2 p.m.

Natalie Wallington is a reporter for the Star’s service desk, covering government programs, community resources, COVID-19 data and environmental action, among other topics. His journalism has previously appeared in The Washington Post, Audubon Magazine, Popular Science, VICE News and elsewhere.

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