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Airport Improves Web Technology, Service

8/16/2012
Valerie Wise, Air Service & Business Development Manager | VWise@wichita.gov | (316) 946-4700

Wichita Mid-Continent Airport officials have upgraded the technology used to provide accurate flight arrival and departure information on its website, www.flywichita.com. Airline flight arrival and departure status is now automatically updated using radar data directly from the FAA.

FlightView, a technology company that provided the upgrade, combines data feeds from various aviation sources and incorporates the data into schedules and a flight-tracking map. This content includes real-time flight and weather information that is easily understood. Users are able to view the operating airline, flight number, departing and arriving airport, scheduled departure/arrival times, actual departure/arrival times, and current status. In addition, users are able to click on the status of a flight and view more detailed information pertaining to the flight, including an in-air tracker map on another tab.

Mid-Continent Airport’s first mobile website is optimized for all major mobile smart-phone platforms. It offers customers a user-friendly experience that delivers the travel information they need most with a clean, uncluttered look that is easy to navigate. The mobile content provides timely flight information, and offers quick and easy access to important airport information, such as parking, ground transportation, directions to Mid-Continent Airport, food and beverage and retail concessions, and airport services. For visitors to Wichita, there are links to nearby lodging information and to Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“We're committed to enhancing the overall customer service experience for our passengers and guests,” Victor White, Director of Airports, said. “Our customers live in a mobile world, and providing a mobile website and fast access via the Internet to accurate flight and airport information are some of the best services an airport can provide."

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