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You Can Make a Difference

8.19.20 • Valerie Wise

In January 2019, the I Fly Wichita campaign was launched with the goal of strengthening passenger demand in order to attract more nonstop destinations.  Better access to the air transportation system is key to economic expansion.  Airports are the gateway to the nation’s air transportation system and the world’s economy. Air transportation supports tourism, agriculture, […]


6.1.20 • Valerie Wise

COVID-19 has brought air traffic worldwide almost to a halt. Industry analysts predict that air travel will again pick up but no one knows when.  This pandemic is unlike anything the airline industry has seen before.  Some are expecting the recovery will take 3 years, similar to the recovery after the 9/11 attack.  Others say […]

Your Travel Decisions Matter

2.20.20 • Valerie Wise

There’s a saying that goes something like this, “you have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”  You might add “and how to get there.”   The deregulation of the airline industry in 1978 ushered in several airlines, but very few of them exist today.  In fact, since 2000 alone, there have […]

Challenges Impacting Air Service

11.18.19 • Valerie Wise

The airline industry is experiencing challenges that are negatively impacting our air service. The I Fly Wichita initiative was launched to combat those challenges so that airlines will view ICT as a strong market in terms of passengers and revenue, and be encouraged to add service.  Those challenges include: Reductions in capacity Consolidation in the […]