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Southwest Airlines sees nearly $7M in losses on flights from Wichita to Dallas, Chicago


WICHITA, Kansas — Sedgwick County records show Southwest Airlines lost nearly $7 million in its first eight months of offering flights from Wichita to Dallas and Chicago.

The Wichita Eagle reports ( ) the airline's service from Wichita to Las Vegas made a modest profit of $57,600 during the same time from July 2013 to February 2014.

Southwest was able to recoup most of its $6.8 million loss through a state program and some local funds.

An airline analyst says that without the guarantee, the airline could leave Wichita at some point en route to more lucrative markets.

A Southwest spokesman declined to comment on specific routes or dollar figures, but says the airline is working to develop a self-sustaining operation in Wichita.

Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle,

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