Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Los Angeles (LAX) from $72

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 7/16. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
CHI — LAX
Jun 25 — Jul 21

The best prices from Chicago to Los Angeles are usually found in September or January, booked 73 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Saturday

Cheap flight deals from Chicago to Los Angeles

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Chicago (CHI) to Los Angeles (LAX). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

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March

Cheapest in

September

Round-trip from

$238

One-way from

$72
High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop
From Chicago (CHI) to Los Angeles
One-way flight from Chicago (CHI) to Los Angeles

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Saturday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Chicago to Los Angeles. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Los Angeles.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 38 days in advance to save up to 69% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 38 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $334, or $457 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Our data shows that September tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Los Angeles from Chicago. Users have commonly found prices around $302 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $64. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in March.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from CHI to LAX?

When flying from Chicago to Los Angeles, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 27% versus a flight at noon.

Cheap Chicago to Los Angeles flights in June & July 2024

Find cheap flight options from Chicago to Los Angeles specifically for the months of June and July 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Prices were last updated on June 20, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
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Chicago to Los Angeles 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Chicago and Los Angeles in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
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Chicago to Los Angeles flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Chicago to Los Angeles for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
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One-way flights to Los Angeles from Chicago

Search for one-way flight options from Chicago to Los Angeles. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
If you're seeking multiple options on one-way flights from Chicago to Los Angeles, be sure to check out these deals, which are updated often. Users needing a return flight from Chicago to Los Angeles should utilize the search form above.
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Find flights from Chicago to Los Angeles within your budget

Customize your flight search to find flights from Chicago to Los Angeles that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.

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Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 9/10

1 stop14h 56m

Los Angeles

Wed 9/11

Nonstop4h 12m

$89

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 9/10

1 stop14h 56m

Los Angeles

Wed 9/11

Nonstop4h 12m

$96

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 8/20

Nonstop4h 25m

Los Angeles

Wed 8/21

1 stop15h 46m

$106

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Mon 9/9

Nonstop4h 26m

Los Angeles

Mon 9/9

1 stop7h 46m

$119

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fri 8/23

1 stop7h 53m

Los Angeles

Wed 8/28

1 stop14h 53m

$132

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fri 8/16

1 stop7h 53m

Los Angeles

Tue 8/20

1 stop10h 11m

$137

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Thu 8/22

1 stop10h 10m

Los Angeles

Wed 8/28

Nonstop4h 11m

$138

Chicago O'Hare IntlLos Angeles

ORD - LAX

ORDLAX

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fri 9/6

Nonstop4h 49m

Los Angeles

Sun 9/15

Nonstop4h 06m

$180

Chicago MidwayLos Angeles

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MDWLAX

Chicago Midway

Mon 8/19

1 stop8h 15m

Los Angeles

Sun 9/1

1 stop9h 34m

$236

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How far ahead should I book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight from Chicago to Los Angeles. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
The price you pay for your flight from Chicago to Los Angeles may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 73 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly round-trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. Price data was last updated on June 16, 2024.
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Travelers seeking maximum savings on their Chicago to Los Angeles flight should consider departing on Wednesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Sunday at noon flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Temperature and rainfall in Los Angeles by month

Plan your trip to Los Angeles by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

LAX

Temperature

57.2 - 73.4 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Los Angeles, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 73.4 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 57.2 F).

Reviews of airlines servicing Los Angeles

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Los Angeles. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Los Angeles. Reviews last updated June 20, 2024.
Peruse reviews from past customers who have flown with Spirit Airlines, American Airlines and Delta from Chicago to Los Angeles to help guide your decision. You can also see how each airline stacks up in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

8.1
Very good
9,296 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.5
Good
372 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

7.4
Good
10,000 reviews
Southwest
8.2
Very good
5,829 reviews

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.3

Comfort

8.1

Entertainment

7.8

Food

7.3

Overall

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Wish the there were an electrical outlet to plug the phone. it died within 10 minutes of being in the air.

Chicago to Los Angeles Travel Guide

In the middle of a Chicago winter, it's good to know that dozens of flights are available to connect you to perpetually sunny Los Angeles on any day. If you're traveling to Los Angeles on vacation, you may find yourself wondering where the city actually is, since it feels like a million suburbs stretched end to end, but relax and get into the L.A. vibe. Whether you're headed for the beach, Hollywood or Disneyland, it won't take look for L.A. to win you over. Make it easy when you connect with a nonstop flight direct from Chicago.

Whether you're more interested in fine arts performances, sports or world-class shopping, your vacation in Los Angeles delivers it all under a blissfully sunny sky. A trip to the beach is mandatory, whether you choose Santa Monica, Malibu or some other relaxing haven. Drive through the Hollywood Hills and Santa Monica Mountains to marvel at the only city with a mountain range running through its midst, and look for movie stars' homes while you explore. Don't be surprised if you spot more movie starts while shopping on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive. In the summertime, head to the Hollywood Bowl for concerts under the stars, or marvel at architect Frank Gehry's amazing Walt Disney Concert Hall as you catch a performance by the L.A. Philharmonic.

Just an hour or so of soaking up the sun on the beach may start you wondering whether you should move to Los Angeles. Check out our smart search engines to find the cheapest flights to La La Land.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Chicago to Los Angeles. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • How long is the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    If you catch a nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles, you can expect to spend about four and a half hours in the air. If your flight includes a stopover, add the time spent changing planes to determine your total flight time.

  • Which airlines operate flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Most of the major U.S. airlines fly between Chicago and Los Angeles. Look for flights with Spirit, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, United, and Southwest Airlines.

  • How frequent are flights between Chicago and Los Angeles?

    Almost three dozen nonstop flights connect Chicago to Los Angeles every day, with hundreds more connections available if you're willing to take the time for a stopover. Flights depart beginning at 6 a.m. and keep going till midnight.

  • Which airports serve Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Most of Chicago's air traffic flows through O'Hare International Airport, the second-busiest airport in the country, but Midway International Airport can also serve as your starting point to get to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, you'll find three airports: Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Airport and the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.

  • Which direct flight route between Chicago and Los Angeles is cheapest?

    Flights from Chicago's biggest airport, O'Hare, to the biggest airport in Los Angeles, LAX, tend to be cheaper than other routes. If you can fly late in the day, you may also find some cheaper choices.

  • How busy are the airports in Chicago and Los Angeles?

    O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) are the two main airports serving flights to Los Angeles from Chicago. You will find direct, one- and two-stop flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) from either airport. ORD is the busier of the two airports, and it offers the most direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles. However, you will also find a couple of direct flights to Los Angeles from MDW offered by budget carriers such as Southwest Airlines. MDW is much closer to downtown Chicago compared to ORD, so if you want easier access to the airport, it would be the better option.

  • Which airlines fly directly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines are the main airlines that provide direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles. These flights are available any time of the day at both airports in Chicago. The earliest flight is usually offered by American Airlines and the latest by United Airlines. Direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles take about four hours and 30 minutes. American Airlines and United Airlines are the two main players offering direct flights to Los Angeles from Chicago, with at least five daily trips. Most flights are from ORD, while only Southwest Airlines offers direct flights from MDW to LAX.

  • What are the stopover options between Chicago and Los Angeles?

    One- and two-stop flights are also available from Chicago to Los Angeles. American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta are the main airlines offering these connecting flights to Los Angeles from Chicago. Most American Airlines flights have a layover in Phoenix, while those offered by Delta stop in Atlanta. United Airlines’ flights stop in Denver, while Spirit Airlines’ flights have most layovers in Dallas. Other popular layover cities are Las Vegas, Miami, and Charlotte. Most of these flights add anywhere between one to three hours to the overall flight time, and they are more expensive than direct flights.

  • Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    US citizens will not need a passport or visa to fly to Los Angeles from Chicago. However, you will need a valid form of photo ID to take this trip. A valid form of ID is usually a government-issued document bearing your photo and name. As listed by TSA, some valid forms of ID include passports, driver’s licenses, permanent resident cards, border crossing cards, military IDs, and state-issued photo IDs. Kids below 18 don’t need an ID if they’re traveling with an adult with a valid ID. However, it is recommended to carry some form of ID, like a school ID card.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to Los Angeles from Chicago?

    Most people fly into Los Angeles (LAX) if they book a flight to Los Angeles from Chicago. On average, Los Angeles has 92 inbound flights from Chicago per day from 8 airlines. Los Angeles is conveniently located just 9.4 mi from Los Angeles’s city center.

  • Can I find flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $100 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Spirit Airlines for just $89, but on average you can expect to pay $128.

  • Are there nonstop flights from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $200 on Cheapflights?

    Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles under $200. A good price for a nonstop flight from Chicago to Los Angeles is less than $142.

  • Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Los Angeles for under $200?

    There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than $200.

  • What days are nonstop flights available from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    You can find nonstop flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

  • How many flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles on average per day?

    On average 51 flights depart from Chicago to Los Angeles per day.
    Morning (6am - Noon) - 76% of flight departures
    Afternoon (Noon - 6pm) - 22% of flight departures
    Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 2% of flight departures

  • How long is the flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    A quick flight from Chicago to Los Angeles can take about 7h 53m. Spirit Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $89. Airlines will cover a distance of 1750 mi. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

  • What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles round-trip?

    According to our current data, Spirit Airlines ($89), and Frontier ($132) offers the cheapest pricing from Chicago to Los Angeles. Users have found that Spirit Airlines is 70% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

  • What are the most reliable airlines from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Consider Japan Airlines (88%), Scandinavian Airlines (79%) or Asiana Airlines (76%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Chicago to Los Angeles.

  • What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    While on average a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles is generally $884, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $69. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Los Angeles), you can expect to pay $89 for that flight.

  • What does ORD to LAX mean?

    This is defined as Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport (ORD) and Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Codes like Los Angeles Airport are often used to just call airports uniquely. This flight route has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD).

  • Can I find deals for flights from Chicago to Los Angeles that include extra baggage allowance?

    The amount of baggage you can bring on your Chicago to Los Angeles flight depends on the airline and the type of fare you've chosen. After entering your flight details, you'll be able to view the specific baggage policies for each deal in the search results. Keep in mind that certain deals may offer additional baggage allowance.

  • Can I find deals on flights from Chicago to Los Angeles with specific airlines?

    Yes, Cheapflights allows you to browse and filter Chicago to Los Angeles flight deals by airline. After entering your origin and destination, use the available filters to view flights offered by airlines.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Chicago to Los Angeles that include hotel bookings?

    Yes. In addition to deals on Chicago to Los Angeles flights, Cheapflights offers vacation packages that include both flights and hotel.

  • How can I find direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    After entering your origin and destination, apply the non-stop filter on the search result page to find direct flights from Chicago to Los Angeles.

  • Can I find deals for business class flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Yes. Cheapflights offers flight deals from Chicago to Los Angeles by cabin class. In addition to browsing deals, you can also filter by cabin class on the search results page after making a search.

  • Can I find deals for flights from Chicago to Los Angeles that allow pets onboard?

    Many airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles offer the option to travel with pets. After selecting a flight deal, you can find more information about the airline's pet policy on their official website or by contacting the airline directly. Please note that additional fees and restrictions may apply.

  • Can I find deals on last-minute flights from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Yes, you can often find last-minute deals on Chicago to Los Angeles flights on Cheapflights. However, these deals can vary and may not always be available. We recommend checking back frequently or signing up for price alerts for the most up-to-date deals.

  • How recently were the Chicago to Los Angeles flight deals updated?

    The Chicago to Los Angeles flight deals you see on this page were last updated on 6/20.

  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Los Angeles?

  • What is the cheapest month to book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Currently, September is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles (average of $238). Flying from Chicago to Los Angeles in July is currently the most expensive (average of $319). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

  • What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    Today, perhaps more than ever before, passengers are searching for sustainable travel options. When the time comes to book your next flight from Chicago to Los Angeles there are a number of eco-friendly airline carriers to choose from including Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines. United Airlines, for example, works closely with its partners on the ground to reduce jet fuel usage and waste in an effort to lower its emissions. Likewise, Spirit Airlines has invested in a newer fleet of aircraft which are lighter and more fuel efficient. Additionally, Spirit works with its passengers by offering incentives to travel lighter, thereby reducing the amount of fuel needed for flights, such as to Los Angeles from Chicago. American Airlines is another eco-friendly carrier which has instituted recycling policies and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. When you choose to fly with any of these airlines, you can rest assured that the environmental impact of your journey will be minimal.

  • How can I fly more sustainably from Chicago to Los Angeles?

    There are several ways to implement sustainable travel practices into your personal habits. For example, it’s always a good idea to carpool or use public transportation to and from the airport in order to reduce emissions on the ground. It’s also helpful to pack as lightly as possible so as to reduce the amount of jet fuel needed for your flight. While you're in the air, try to select straw-free beverage options to reduce plastic waste. Of course before, during, or even after your flight it's also a good practice to donate to reforestation organizations working to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as those emitted by aircraft.

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Top 8 airlines flying from Chicago to Los Angeles

Discover the top 8 airlines that operate flights from Chicago to Los Angeles. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 3,256,981 searches. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
Spirit AirlinesCheapest$63Average$240FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time65%
Allegiant AirCheapest$98Average$161FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time88%
FrontierCheapest$115Average$261FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
Alaska AirlinesCheapest$136Average$268FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
DeltaCheapest$190Average$387FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
United AirlinesCheapest$198Average$378FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%
American AirlinesCheapest$198Average$328FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%
Sun Country AirCheapest$209Average$349FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%

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Hourly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles

Find hourly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles. Discover flight options and departure times throughout the day, allowing you to choose a departure time that suits your schedule. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
9%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
28%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
44%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
19%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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Weekly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles

Explore weekly flight availability from Chicago to Los Angeles. Discover flights operating on different days of the week, giving you the flexibility to choose a travel day that best fits your plans. Compare info to find the most convenient option for your journey. Data last updated June 20, 2024.
Sunday87daily flights
Monday99daily flights
Tuesday93daily flights
Wednesday96daily flights
Thursday96daily flights
Friday96daily flights
Saturday80daily flights
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