November 1, 2022

September hits new enplanement record at ICT

September 2022 hit a new enplanement record at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport.  For the month, 69,718 people flew out of ICT, an increase of 19.75% over last September, and beat the former record set in September 2019 by 1,235 enplanements.  Total passengers were 135,630, an increase of 16.41%.  For the year, total passengers are up 23.28%.   To date, enplanements are at 86% of 2019 levels.

There were 2.2% more flights and 11% more seats than last year.  Seats on narrowbody aircraft increased 36%, large regional jets (70+ seats) increased 28%, and small regional jets (50-seats) decreased 29%.  There were 30 average weekday departures in September compared to 28 last year. 

Air cargo was relatively flat for the month, and for the year is down 3.79%.  Year-to-date, however, outbound air cargo is outpacing inbound air cargo.

Concession revenue showed sizeable gains.  Food and gift receipts were up 26%, rental cars up 24%, and parking up 29%.

The Aviation Activity reports can be found at Airport Business.

Media Contacts

Valerie Wise

Air Service & Business Development Manager

(316) 946-4780

Brad Christopher

Assistant Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

Jesse Romo

Director of Airports

(316) 946-4700

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