- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A regional airline that serves Great Bend Municipal Airport is scrapping its daily service to Wichita but adding flights to Kansas City, Missouri.

SeaPort Airlines announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the revised schedule.

SeaPort was awarded a two-year Essential Air Service contract at Great Bend earlier this year and began offering two round trips each weekday to Wichita in June. But SeaPort president Rob McKinney says demand for the Wichita flights was weak, while one-stop service to Kansas City International Airport proved popular.

The Oregon-based airline will begin offering two round-trip flights each weekday and one on Saturdays and Sundays between Great Bend and KCI on Nov. 9.

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