January 26, 2015
City leaders unveiled a new logo today for the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport and provided an update on the new terminal’s progress.
The new Airport logo contains a dominant ‘W’ for Wichita and a subtle ‘E’ for Eisenhower, both housed uniquely in a wing-like form. The distinct geometric nature of the symbol was inspired by the modern architecture of the new terminal, while a custom-type treatment was developed to correspond with the curvilinear nuances of the symbol.
“The blue and green logo colors were selected to embrace the modern and vibrant progress we’re experiencing at the airport and in Wichita,” said airport director, Victor White. “The logo is modern and confident, yet friendly and inviting, much like our community.”
The new logo will be displayed on airport marketing materials which will also showcase the new Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport name. It pays tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower who is known for his strong support of military and civilian aviation and aerospace activities. The new name is now being officially used by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Wichita Airport Authority.
“In the coming months, people will see the new name reflected in everything from highway signage to the airport’s website and marketing materials,” said White. “As we make the transition, the old name may still be seen in some places but the new name will be used universally by the time the terminal opens this spring.”
The airport’s code, ICT and the website, flywichita.com, will remain the same.
“The new name and logo are just the beginning to what will be an exciting year at the airport,” said White. “Final installations, such as the 12 jet ways, which will be the largest installation of glass-walled jet ways in the United States, are being constructed now. Retail shops and restaurants will be taking shape in the next couple of months.”
White says the public will get a chance to see the completed terminal at the end of April and the first flights will take place in May.