April 14, 2015

New Terminal Tour for the Community

Date: April 14, 2015

The public is invited to attend an open house on Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. to tour the new terminal and parking facilities at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.  Since the open house is being held prior to full completion, the public will be able to tour the entire facility without TSA restrictions.  T-shirts will be given out and door prizes will be announced every half hour, but you need not be present to win.

Free parking will be available at the Learjet parking lot at 1 Learjet Way in Wichita (entrance is located off of Tyler).  Look for signs marked “Community Open House.”  Buses will transport you to and from the new terminal.  (See map).

Security will be enforced.  Please do not bring large bags, backpacks, coolers, weapons, or anything that might be considered a security risk.

The new terminal is a marvel of modern architecture right here in the Heartland,” said Victor White, Director of Airports. “It’s a point of pride for our city that should make travel to and from the Air Capital even better for outbound and inbound travelers.”

Designed to be a reflection of Wichita’s aviation prominence, the all-new Wichita Eisenhower National Airport air terminal spans two levels, features 12 gates and encompasses 275,000 total square feet. The terminal, parking garage and rental car facilities are designed to serve over two million travelers every year with a world-class flight experience to and from the Air Capital. With five airlines making 72 flights daily, it’s not just Kansas’ largest airport – it’s the Midwest’s newest access point to the rest of the world.

Both facilities cost $200 million and were 100 percent financially self-supported through airport generated revenue and on-airport user fees and charges. No local tax dollars were used to fund the development or operation of these facilities.

The Community Open House concludes a week of dedication events for the new terminal and parking facilities.  Many thanks to our sponsors who made these events possible:

Spirit Aerosystems, Presenting Sponsor

Crossland Construction Company

Key Construction/Walbridge, a joint venture

HNTB Architecture

AECOM

Civil Technology, Inc.

Cargill

Building Controls & Services, Inc.

Automatic Systems Inc.

InTrust Bank

GLMV Architecture

Professional Engineering Consultants

Cornejo & Sons

FSC MEP Engineers

Logplan

Carl Walker Inc

Leigh Fisher

MSE Branded Foods

Dr. Thom & Adrienne Rosenberg

Jaco

Leasecorp Aviation

KGFI

Schaefer Johnson Cox & Frey

Baughman

Clear Channel

Visit Wichita

EagleMed

The McCollom Family

The Martens Companies

ABM Parking

Chrysallis Aviation Solutions

Kruse Corporation

Wichita Federal Credit Union

Hentzen Contractors, Inc.

Enterprise Rent A Car

 

MEDIA PARKING:    Parking for members of the media will be available in the lot across from the Airport Administration Building and Airport Police & Fire.  Take the Park & Ride exit and continue straight until the road ends.  Signs are marked “Media Parking.” Provide parking staff identification, indicating that you are a member of the media for entrance.

 

Media Contacts

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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