Eisenhower Airport sees continued growth in April Eisenhower Airport sees continued growth in April

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.

June 1, 2023

Eisenhower Airport sees continued growth in April

The upward trend in passenger numbers at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport continued in April.  For the month, a total of 67,840 passengers boarded flights, representing an increase of 12.06% compared to April 2022. Notably, April’s enplanements soared by 49% compared to the same period in 2021. When compared to the challenging circumstances of April 2020, the increase is even more remarkable, with enplanements skyrocketing by 1715%. Furthermore, April 2023’s passenger numbers were nearly on par with the figures from the pre-pandemic April 2019.

In terms of overall passenger traffic, April saw a total of 133,439 passengers, marking an 11% increase over April 2022. This growth demonstrates the continued recovery and strong rebound of air travel in Wichita. Year-to-date, total passengers have risen by an impressive 18.28%.  The steady rise in passenger numbers is a positive sign for the aviation industry and reflects the increasing demand for air travel.

The increase in passengers also boosted concession revenue.  Food and gift receipts increased nearly 18% and parking revenue increased 13%.  Rental car revenue, however, was slightly less than last April.

Air cargo continues to drop from 2022 levels.  Outbound cargo fell 21.55% and inbound cargo fell 16.55%.

The April statistical reports can be found in Airport Business.

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