2022 - A Year of Recovery at ICT

March 1, 2023

2022 – A Year of Recovery at ICT

In 2022, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport continued to recover from the pandemic.  Enplanements recovered 88% of 2019 record levels while scheduled seats recovered 90%.  The December enplanements increased 4.76% despite the winter storms which caused 33 canceled departures.  There were 1,534,965 total passengers, an increase of 19.45% over 2021, up 95% over 2020, but still 12% less than in 2019’s record year.

Due to continued crew shortages and high fuel costs, airlines have upgauged to larger aircraft.  Narrowbody aircraft increased 78% over 2021, large regional jets decreased 24%, and small (50-seat) regional jets decreased 25%.  Almost half of all flights are operated by narrowbody aircraft, which are equipped with 110 – 186 seats.

For the year, revenue from food and gifts increased 27%, rental cars 24%, and parking lots 34%.  Air cargo was down after 5 consecutive years of growth.

The statistical reports can be found at Airport Business.


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