2022 - A Year of Recovery at ICT

NOTICE: The connector bridge from westbound U.S. 54 to southbound Eisenhower Airport Parkway in Wichita will be closed for maintenance starting Tuesday, May 28. To follow the signed detour, motorists should continue westbound on U.S. 54 and take the exit onto Tyler Road. From there, drivers should take eastbound U.S. 54 and exit onto West Kellogg Drive. Follow West Kellogg Drive to southbound Eisenhower Airport Parkway.

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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Valerie Wise, Air Service & Marketing Manager

Jesse R. Romo, Director of Airports

Brad Christopher, Assistant Director of Airports

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