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.