United Express is beginning daily nonstop service between Wichita and Los Angeles International Airport beginning May 2, according to Wichita Mid-Continent Airport officials.
The airline will operate two daily departures and arrivals between the two cities. Los Angeles is Wichita’s fourth top passenger market.
The service will be operated by its regional partner, SkyWest Airlines, which will operate the flights using 66-seat Canadair CRJ-700 regional jets.
The flights are in addition to United’s daily service from Wichita to Chicago, Denver and Houston.
“We wish to thank United Airlines for recognizing the demand for service to the LAX market and bringing their valuable resources to Wichita,” said Valerie Wise, Wichita Airport Authority air service and business development manager, in a statement. “This will be a popular service for the business travelers in our region.”
United’s senior manager of market analysis Martin Kammerman said in a statement that the airline looks forward to serving the growing business market between Wichita and Southern California.