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ICT Set to Celebrate Southwest Airlines' Arrival

Contact: Valerie Wise, Air Service & Business Development Manager |

​The Wichita community and Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (ICT) are ready to celebrate the first Southwest Airlines flights in and out of ICT. With the first Southwest flights beginning on Sunday, June 2, two events are scheduled.

On Sunday, June 2, please join us for an opportunity to capture the arrival of Southwest’s flight from Chicago.
Key activities include:

1:30 p.m.*         Community celebration begins
1:45 p.m.          Water cannon salute welcoming Southwest flight from Chicago
 2:00 p.m.          Passengers enter the gate 12
 2:15 p.m.          Special music in mezzanine
 2:30 p.m.          Southwest to donate tickets to a Make-A-Wish child
 3:30 p.m.          Selection of a winner, who must be present to win, for two round-trip tickets to any of Southwest Airlines’ destinations.
                           * Times are approximate
Note: Members of the media who plan to attend will need to RSVP by Wednesday, May 29, to obtain gate passes for full access to activities. To RSVP, reply with an email to Jessica Richardson at or call 316-946-4700 with the name, email address and date of birth of each attendee. Parking directions and further details will be emailed upon RSVP.
Southwest Airlines Community Celebration
Sunday, June 2, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (lobby)

In addition, please join us the following Monday, June 3, for a news conference to mark the arrival of Southwest at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Witness a great moment in Wichita’s history - a venture that’s been more than 20 years in the making.
You’ll hear from Ron Ricks, executive vice president of Southwest, who will share his insight about the new partnership. Civic and business leaders will also speak about the positive impact of Southwest Airlines at Mid-Continent Airport.
Southwest Airlines News Conference
Monday, June 3*, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Multimedia Room at DoubleTree by Hilton
2098 South Airport Road
* Please note that the news conference on Monday, June 3, will be followed by the Wichita Aero Club’s June Luncheon, featuring guest speaker Ron Ricks, at 11:45 a.m. RSVPs are required.
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