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

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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