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The tail of a Mesa Airlines CRJ-900 operating for American Eagle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Wichita Lands Phoenix Competition with New American Service

One of Wichita’s most popular carriers has officially launched its newest route from the city as American Airlines flew its inaugural flight from Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Wednesday. The largest airline to serve Wichita, American will fly the route daily through the winter and spring seasons before seasonally suspending the route on May 6, 2020. The new service is operated by American’s Phoenix-based regional carrier, Mesa Airlines, with its 76-seat Bombardier…

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at…

In recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out…

The Push to LEED: The Demand to Become Green at…

In recent decades, the push to improve green technology has led to the creation of new alternative energies like solar power and wind turbines. This push for green technologies has also pushed airports to achieve a new type of rating as they build or evolve their current structures. The sought-out…

Trip Report: A St. Louis Stop on Southwest

After publishing a Southwest trip review in 2015 based on my flights from St. Louis to Orlando, I assumed I wouldn’t need to go back and write another report of ‘The Symbol of Freedom.' Simply put, a Southwest experience is fairly similar for most routes. However, recent changes in Southwest’s…

Retirement Age: Wichita Finishes Demolition of 65-Year-Old Terminal

As Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport continues to be the leader in Kansas’ commercial aviation sector, the last signs of the former Wichita Mid-Continent Airport will come down this week. The airport has started final demolition of the old airport building after the new terminal building was completed in…

America Turns to the Clear Alternative to Steel Sided Jet…

With new construction projects revitalizing airports across the United States, the call for more modernizations or “European-style” structures has resulted in more glass and steel replacing the concrete and brick-heavy terminals of the past. However, some airports across the country have extended the glass structure outside of the building itself…

Building the Backbone: Wichita

Welcome to the Building the Backbone series. In this short series, AirlineGeeks staff writers will go in depth in the history of cities that have helped create the backbone for aircraft building and have become icons for their advancements in aviation. The series will be brought to you by people who…

Wichita’s Terminal Gets a Sizable Facelift

Just a few hundred feet from the current 39 year old terminal sits the future of aviation travel for the city of Wichita. The "air capital" of the world is in dire need for an image facelift as the current terminal hasn’t seen a remodel since 1989 and is showing…