Report: 2015 Was Wichita Eisenhower National Airport's Third Busiest Year On Record

Jan 25, 2016

Credit Deborah Shaar

Wichita Eisenhower National Airport is reporting that 2015 was its third busiest year on record.

A brand new terminal, which opened last June, helped to bring in 37,679 additional passengers in 2015, an increase of 2.5 percent from the previous year.

Airport officials said the total number of passengers who either flew in or out of Eisenhower National Airport was 1,571,348.

“We are very pleased that passengers have responded to the conveniences and amenities of our new terminal and our air service,” Valerie Wise, Air Service Manager, said in a statement.

The near record year comes despite a rough December, which saw the total number of passengers decrease by 2.11 percent compared to December 2014. The airport attributes this to weather conditions that caused 39 canceled flights.

2015 is topped only by 2007 (1,596,229) and 2008 (1,619,075).

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