The flight time from Kansas City to Phoenix is 2 hours, 42 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves MCI Kansas City, MO 1 minute early.
11 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 25 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives PHX Phoenix, AZ 10 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
90%
Southwest
86%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Kansas City to Phoenix is 2 hours, 42 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 25 minutes.

The flight distance from Kansas City to Phoenix is 1044 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Phoenix to Kansas City
2 hours, 25 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 41m
American
2h 45m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.51.01.52.0

Flights Per Week

38

Distance

1044 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100150

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun0246

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
24
American
13

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Kansas City from Phoenix by plane?

The distance from Kansas City to Phoenix by plane is 1044 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Kansas City to Phoenix?

The flight time from Kansas City to Phoenix is 2 hours, 42 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 25 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 41 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 45 minutes.

What airlines fly from Kansas City to Phoenix?

American and Southwest are the airlines with direct flights from Kansas City to Phoenix.

Does Southwest fly from Kansas City to Phoenix?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Phoenix (PHX). On average, they have 24 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Kansas City 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 11 minutes
In the Air 145 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Phoenix 10 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Kansas City to Phoenix, Southwest is 86% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 86% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 90% 9% 1%
Southwest 86% 13% 1%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Kansas City and Phoenix, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 10 145 5 161
American 12 145 5 165

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
5pm 0.68
9pm 0.01
6pm 0.64
8am 0.03
10am 0.27
9am 0.22
7pm 0.47
8pm 0.05
11am 0.08
1pm 0.28
6am 1.12
7am 0.18
3pm 0.28
4pm 0.16
2pm 0.28
5am 0.45
12pm 0.13

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Kansas City to Phoenix that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 166
February 140
March 182
April 176
May 184
June 159
July 158
August 157
September 147
October 156
November 175
December 183

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Kansas City to Phoenix that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 5.56
Tuesday 5.35
Wednesday 5.35
Thursday 5.44
Friday 5.42
Saturday 5.6
Sunday 5.42

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Southwest 0
American 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
5pm 11 144 6 162
9pm 7 140 5 162
6pm 10 145 6 162
8am 10 146 6 171
10am 9 146 5 162
9am 10 149 5 168
7pm 10 143 6 162
8pm 8 142 8 162
11am 9 149 5 166
1pm 10 143 5 158
6am 11 146 5 164
7am 10 144 5 160
3pm 9 142 6 158
4pm 11 151 6 169
2pm 9 147 5 165
5am 12 142 5 161
12pm 11 143 6 162
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.