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FAA Bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Devices from Airplanes

Posted on: October 19, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States.  The ban went into effect on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET. According… Read More

Kansas Honor Flight #42 Returns Friday

Posted on: October 5, 2016

Kansas Honor Flight #42 departed Wednesday, October 5 carrying 12 Korean War, and 24 Vietnam War veterans and their guardians to Washington, DC. The veterans will enjoy a two-night stay in the nation’s capital, where the group will visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Navy Memorial, Air… Read More

Kansas Honor Flight #41 Returns Friday

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Kansas Honor Flight #41 departed Wednesday, Sept. 21 with 3 World War II including a 92 year old lady Army veteran, Kay Prell, 10 Korean War, and 24 Vietnam veterans and their guardians and travel to Washington, DC. The veterans will enjoy a two-night stay in the nation’s capital, where the group will visit the… Read More

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

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