Fewer people took to the skies through Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport in 2012. The airport says some airlines dropped flights, causing a 2% drop in the number of passengers.
Frontier Airlines stopped flights to Denver, losing around 200 seats each way. Allegiant Airlines stopped seasonal service to Los Angeles.
In 2012, there were 33 flights in and out of Wichita each day. In 2003 there were 55 daily flights.
Many flyers we talked to wish there were more flight options, but experts say airlines are changing ways.
"Ten years ago to break even, they (airlines) had to have the seats in the airplane about two-thirds full," said Aviation Expert Dean Headley. "Now it's 85 or 90%".
Southwest Airlines plans to enter the Wichita market in June, that's expected to bring those numbers back up.
"Southwest is always a game changer," Headley said. "They come in and they really price things differently, do things differently and make the rest of those that are here stand up and take notice."
Flyers like the Amy and Bob Kersteins are excited to see Southwest come to town.
"We're from Maryland, and Southwest has a huge hub in Baltimore," Bob Kerstein said. "So we'll try Southwest."
Even though passener totals were down in 2012, Mid-Continent airport still servered nearly 1.5 million travlers. Thats down from the passenger peak in 2008, when 1.61 million flew through Mid-Continent.