Wichita airport has third-highest passenger count in 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport recorded a nearly 2.5 percent increase in passengers in 2015.

Wichita Airport Authority official Valerie Wise credits the gains to a new $160 million terminal that opened last June, offering passengers more conveniences and amenities.

The Wichita Eagle reports about 1.57 million passengers flew into and out of Eisenhower last year, an increase of 37,679 passengers from 2014. Last year was the third-busiest year in the airport’s history, trailing only 1.59 million passengers in 2007 and 1.61 million passengers in 2008.

Wise says the gain in passenger growth came despite a reduction in capacity in flights using the airport. Passenger capacity at Eisenhower last year was down 4 percent from 2014, or 36,763 fewer seats.

 

 

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