The Buzz


You Can Make a Difference

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, […]



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

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 […]


Keeping the momentum going

In 2019, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport set a new passenger record with 1,749,906 total passengers, an increase of 5% over the previous year’s record. Not only was it a record year, but it was the third consecutive record year. Keeping the momentum going will be a challenge in 2020. The economy plays a significant role […]