Airline Abruptly Stopping Salina Flights

The commercial air carrier that currently flies in and out of Salina is discontinuing all scheduled service immediately.
 Seaport Airlines is discontinuing all scheduled service in Kansas and Missouri as of 11:59pm Saturday. It stopped service to destinations in California and Mexico as of 11:59pm on Friday.
Locations will be closed and service is to be ceased at each of the following cities:
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Visalia, CA
  • Burbank, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Imperial, CA
  • San Felipe, BC (Mexico)
  • Salina, KS
  • Great Bend, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
Customers with reservations for impacted routes will be issued a full refund for unused tickets,and should call 888-573-2767 if they have additional questions about their refund.
Current service in the Pacific Northwest, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas will be unaffected and are expected to operate as scheduled and without disruption.
Seaport says that the were forced to take this action “because of the impact on SeaPort’s business and operations following the effects of the
shortage of airline pilots in the United States.”
The announcement from Seaport comes just a couple of days after Tim Rogers, Executive Director Salina Airport Authority, told KSAL News that Great Lakes Airlines Aviation was poised to begin operations in Salina this spring, on April 1st, with non-stop flights to Denver. Great Lakes Airlines is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver and boasts a fleet of 30-seat turbo prop aircraft with a stand up cabin, flight attendant and lavatory on board.