June 1, 2022

Eisenhower Airport Reports April Aviation Activity

A total of 119,921 passengers flew in and out of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in April, an increase of 32.54% over last April.  For the year, passenger traffic is up 47.24%.  There were 16.4% more seats on 3.8% more flights, an indication of larger aircraft.  The airlines increased the use of narrowbody aircraft by 218, an increase of 196%.  Large regional jets decreased 60% and small regional jets increased 32%.   The average load factor was 85%.  April had 27 average weekday flights compared to 25 last April.  Airlines continue to struggle with adding flights due to crew shortages.

Food and gift revenue increased 43.75%; rental cars increased 44.59%, and parking revenue increased 34.43%. 

In June, Delta is operating a 160-seat 737-800 on the 5:55 am flight.  This replaces the 110-seat B717.   Allegiant has added a fourth weekly flight to Destin in June and resumed its seasonal LAX service. Southwest added a third daily flight to Denver.

The Aviation Activity Reports can be found in Airport Business.

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Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

Jesse Romo

Director of Airports

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