Wichita Passenger Traffic Jumps 4.7% in August

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.

September 23, 2010

Passenger Traffic Jumps 4.7% in August; Fares Continue Decline

Date:  September 23, 2010
Contact:  Valerie Wise, Air Service & Business Development Manager, (316) 946-4700

Passenger traffic  in August increased 4.7% over August 2009, with 138,805 total passengers, an increase of 6,283 passengers.  For the year, passenger traffic is up 2.17%.  This compares to an increase of 1.4% for U.S. domestic traffic through June (the most recent data available).

Average air fares at Wichita for the first quarter of 2010 declined .9% from first quarter 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.  However, average domestic air fares increased 4.7% for the same time period.  Wichita’s average air fare of $340.95 is 21.8% less than it was in 2001, when the average fare was $436.15.

Media Contacts   (316) 946-4700

Valerie Wise, Air Service & Marketing Manager

Jesse R. Romo, Director of Airports

Brad Christopher, Assistant Director of Airports

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