August 23, 2021

Kansas Honor Flights Return

Good news! The Kansas Honor Flights are returning this year after a one-year suspension due to COVID-19.  There will be ten flights starting on August 25.  On the first flight will be two World War II veterans, eight Korean War veterans, and 22 Vietnam War veterans.  The veterans will fly Southwest Airlines to Washington, DC where they will visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Navy Memorial, Air Force Memorial, and the Vietnam Memorial.  Additionally, the group will tour the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Ft. McHenry.

All but two of the welcome home celebrations will be in the baggage claim area of the Wichita Eisenhower Airport terminal. Facemasks are required.  Free parking will be available in the short-term lot.  The other two celebrations will be in the ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel located at the airport.  The ballroom is located on the north side of the hotel. Parking is available on the north and west sides.  

Here is the schedule for the welcome home celebrations:

August 27               Arrives at 1:20 pm

September 3          Arrives at 1:20 pm

September 10        Arrives at 12:50 pm

September 17        Arrives at 12:50 pm

September 28        Arrives at 2:00 pm          Celebration at the DoubleTree

October 8               Arrives at 1:25 pm

October 15             Arrives at 1:25 pm

October 19             Arrives at 2:00 pm          Celebration at the DoubleTree

October 29             Arrives at 1:25 pm

November 5    Arrives at 1:25 pm

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Valerie Wise

Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

Victor White

Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

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