Revenge Travel in Full Swing at ICT

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.

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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