Demolition Of Old Wichita Airport Terminal To Start This Month

Jan 9, 2019

Demolition of the old Mid-Continent Airport terminal will begin later this month.

 

The new terminal at Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport was completed almost four years ago, in June 2015. Since then, the old terminal has been waiting to be torn down.

 

Valerie Wise, air service and business development manager at Eisenhower, said it’s because they had to get everything out of the old terminal first.

 

“There’s been a lot going on inside the building,” Wise said. “They’ve been doing the interior demolition ever since we opened the new terminal.”

 

The exterior demolition will start sometime the week of Jan. 21, but the exact date has yet to be determined. Wise said travelers should not worry about it affecting their schedules.

 

“The demolition will not have an impact on the air traffic in and out of ICT,” Wise said.

 

She said she expects the demolition to be completed by May.

 

Ascha Lee is an assistant with KMUW's Engagement team and an intern with the KMUW News Lab. Follow her on Twitter @aschalee. To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org.