A total of 139,913 passengers flew in and out of Wichita Eisenhower National Airport in May, an increase of 22% over last May while the number of seats increased 17%. May’s traffic was 554% higher than May 2020, but still less than May 2019’s traffic by 15%. For the year, passenger traffic is up 40%. To date, 550,491 passengers have flown in and out of ICT, an increase of 40% over 2021. Flights were relatively full with an average load factor of 90%. Airlines continue to struggle with adding flights due to crew shortages.
May Passenger Statistics
The airlines are in the process of transitioning to larger equipment while reducing the use of small regional jets. In May, narrowbody aircraft increased from 119 to 367, a 208% increase from May 2021.
Total air cargo fell 9% and for the year is down 6%. Concession revenue continues to show large increases. Food and gift receipts increased 29%, rental cars 32%, and parking revenue 52%.
The aviation reports can be found at Airport Business.