October 5, 2022

Eisenhower Airport Reports August Aviation Activity

Wichita Eisenhower National Airport reports that 137,207 passengers arrived and departed ICT in August, a 10.22% increase over August 2021.  Enplanements were up 9.93% with 66,604 departing ICT.  Year-to-date enplanements increased 23.84%, at 492,602, and passengers departing and arriving total 989,173, up 24.28%.  August 2022 traffic was 91% of August 2019’s traffic, which was a record year.

There were 28 average weekday departures in August compared to 30 in August 2021.  Flights were down 2.2% but seats increased 8.8% compared to last August, as more flights are being operated by larger aircraft.  In August, 51% of flights were operated by narrowbody aircraft compared to 34% last August.

General aviation activity was busy, increasing 46.53% over last year.  Military operations show a large increase of 56.06% over last August.  Outbound air cargo was strong at 36.06% over last year, but inbound air cargo was down 20.3%. 

Revenue from food and gifts increased 13.45%, rental car revenue increased 8.47%, and parking revenue increased 34.09%.

The aviation activity reports can be found at Airport Business.

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Valerie Wise

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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