KANSAS CITY, MO — Today, Zak Winnick, Fleet and Route Development Manager for MetroAir Virtual Airlines, announced two new routes and destinations from the company’s main hub in Kansas City, MO.
Utilizing the Bombardier Q200, MetroAir will now be servicing Bentonville, AR and Garden City, KS.
Home of the ever-famous Walmart corporation and the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (KXNA) will see two daily round-trip flights to/from Kansas City.
Meanwhile, MetroAir will be taking over the Essential Air Service contract for Garden City Regional Airport (KGCK) once it expires at the end of this month. Currently, the city is served by American Eagle, who has been servicing the airport since 2011.
The new flights will operate as Flights 5701 through 5706.
“As we continue our expansion out east, the staff and myself are making it known that we aren’t forgetting about all of our other hubs and are pushing ourselves to find new opportunities in cities under serviced by our competitors.” stated Winnick. “Adding these new Q200 flights will help us give the pilots new to MetroAir some fun and exciting routes and experiences to fly. Plus, I’m sure some of our veteran pilots will enjoy the new cities as well!”
Service to Bentonville is scheduled to begin today, with the Kansas City-Denver via Garden City scheduled to begin on May 1st.