The cheapest times to fly from MCI to XNA are

  • January 1st to February 25th (except the week of February 5th)
  • July 16th to December 16th (except the weeks of July 30th, November 19th, and November 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MCI to XNA is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $1269 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $390 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to Fayetteville

Flying from Kansas City, MO (MCI) to Fayetteville, AR (XNA) will usually cost between $464 to $603 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $471. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $688. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $519 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCI to XNA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MCI to XNA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MCI to XNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCI to XNA flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kansas City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $1.54, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to XNA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MCI. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Fayetteville, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Kansas City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $70 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $487. Return trip prices are from the XNA to MCI flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MCI to XNA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MCI to XNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in Tulsa, OK

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 22.47% less expensive than XNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCI to TUL flights

Destination alternative #2: Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) in Springfield, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from XNA
  • Usually 6.85% less expensive than XNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See MCI to SGF flights


Flight Hacking MCI to XNA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MCI to XNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sanford, FL (MCI > SFB > XNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $464
  • Average savings: $55 (10.51%)

See MCI to SFB flights

Hack #2: Cincinnati, OH (MCI > CVG > XNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $486
  • Average savings: $33 (6.27%)

See MCI to CVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MCI to XNA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport to Kansas City International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 210 miles or 338 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MCI to XNA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCI to XNA flight is about 1 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between Kansas City, MO and Fayetteville, AR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 60 available flights from MCI to XNA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMCI
Origination airport nameKansas City International Airport
CityKansas City, MO
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeXNA
Destination airport nameNorthwest Arkansas Regional Airport
CityFayetteville, AR
Countrythe United States


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