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Remembering 9/11

Posted on: September 11, 2016

On September 11, 2001, while America watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed, airports across the U.S. were dealing with thousands of unexpected flights that were forced to land immediately.  On that dreadful day, 22 passenger aircraft and seven cargo planes landed at ICT with roughly 1,300 passengers who unexpectedly spent three days in… Read More

Honor Flight Fall Schedule Starts Wednesday

Posted on: September 6, 2016

The fall schedule for the Kansas Honor Flights will begin Wednesday, Sept. 7 when 10 World War II, 14 Korean War, and 3 Vietnam veterans and their guardians will fly to Washington, DC. The Southwest Airlines flight will depart Wichita at 5:35 am. On this flight will be twin brothers, Jim and Paul Heger, who… Read More

American Adds Larger Jets to DFW

Posted on: August 17, 2016

American Airlines is re-introducing mainline aircraft into the ICT-DFW market starting August 23. American will operate two MD-80 round-trip flights between August 23-30 and three MD-80 round-trip flights between Aug. 31 – Oct. 5. After Oct. 5, American will have one daily round-trip flight on mainline aircraft between ICT-DFW. American will also use a mix… Read More

Alaska Airlines Offers Nonstop to Seattle

Posted on: August 3, 2016

Beginning April 13, 2017, travelers from Wichita can fly nonstop to Seattle on Alaska Airlines.  Alaska will offer one daily round-trip flight, seven days per week. The flights are conveniently scheduled as follows: Depart Seattle @ 11:55 am, arrive ICT @ 5:13 pm Depart ICT @ 6:10 pm, arrive Seattle @ 7:55 pm Tickets for… Read More

Eisenhower Airport Receives Perfect Inspection

Posted on: July 27, 2016

On Wednesday, July 27 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) completed its annual Certification and Safety Inspection of Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Airport officials are pleased to report that zero (0) discrepancies were found in the inspection. This successful inspection represents ICT’s fourth straight year without a single regulatory discrepancy or deviation. The inspection… Read More

Southwest Cargo® Begins Service at ICT

Posted on: July 8, 2016

Southwest Airlines Cargo will begin offering service to/from Wichita (ICT) on July 14, 2016. Southwest Airlines has contracted with Leadfoot Express operating as Leadfoot Air Cargo to provide the service to Southwest’s cargo customers. Southwest Cargo® will operate out of the Air Cargo facility on Air Cargo Road. Customers can go directly to the Air… Read More

United Upgrades Aircraft to Chicago

Posted on: June 29, 2016

United Airlines is now offering flights to Chicago out of Wichita aboard a mainline jet rather than a regional jet for the first time in more than a decade. Seeing a need for more capacity, the airline has upgraded one of its four daily Chicago flights to a Boeing 737 or Airbus 319 or 320.… Read More

TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Extended at Airport

Posted on: June 27, 2016

TSA officials today said they are extending a temporary expedited screening enrollment center at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport due to overwhelming interest. Called the TSA Pre✓® expedited screening Trusted Traveler program, the temporary enrollment center will remain open through Friday. The center operates from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on… Read More

TSA Pre-Check Temporary Enrollment Center Opens at the Airport

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Beginning Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, passengers may enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. A temporary enrollment center will be set up in the business center on the second floor of the terminal building and will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and… Read More

Honor Flight Schedule

Posted on: May 11, 2016

Mark your calendars so you can participate in the welcome home celebrations for our Honor Flight veterans. Friday, May 13 @ 11:15 am Friday, May 27 @ 11:15 am Friday, June 17 @ 11:45 am Friday June 24 @ 11:45 am All flights are on Southwest Airlines. Free parking and shuttle service are available at… Read More

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