June 30, 2021

Revenge Travel in Full Swing at ICT

The travel industry has coined a new phrase this year – “revenge travel” – and it’s in full swing at ICT. In May, 58,776 people flew out of ICT, a 436% increase over last year. Scheduled seats also increased 64% over last May. However, enplanements are still 31% below May 2019, in line with 32% fewer seats. Flights were full most of the month, with an average load factor of 87%. Year-to-date enplanements are up 12.37%.

The leisure travel segment accounts for the majority of the passenger volume, but midweek passengers are also increasing – an indication that business travel has resumed. Since the lows in January, Tuesday passenger volume has increased 277% and Wednesday volume is up 345%.

Air cargo continues to grow, with a 21.83% increase in outgoing cargo and almost 10% incoming.

Food and gift receipts increased 560%, rental cars 340% and parking revenue 574% over May 2020.

May 2021 aviation reports are found in Airport Business.

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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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