Wichita Airport Opens New Terminal, More Gates

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 2:17 pm
By: News On 6

A new terminal at the Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita is officially open. State and local officials were on hand Wednesday morning as the terminal mark its first day of business.

Wichita media report the first flight was supposed to be an American Airlines flight to Dallas but that flight was delayed because of a power problem on the airplane -- not because of any problems in the terminal. So a United Airlines flight to Chicago became the first plane out of the terminal. The American Airlines flight was able to take off a short time later.

The new terminal has 12 gates on two levels, although three of the gates won't be open until further work is done, which could take up to a year.