Wichita Mid-Continent Airport officials on Tuesday announced parking as well as pick-up and drop-off changes that will go into effect immediately.
The parking construction zone, a result of the new terminal project, is now in the process of migrating further to the east. The work will slightly reduce parking stalls available in the Short-term and Long-term lots. The entrance to the Short-term and Long-term lots is now only on the west side of the lots. No overnight parking is allowed in short-term; cars parked overnight may be towed. The Long-term lot frequently fills to capacity; parking in the Park & Ride lot is recommended.
Also, parking and waiting in front of the terminal to pick up passengers is not allowed in order to reduce congestion and allow room for the commercial and courtesy vehicles. Rather, motorists should use the convenient cell phone lot, located just south of the Park & Ride lot next to the Air Cargo building. Travelers should call when they are ready to be picked up. When dropping off passengers, motorists should limit their time in front of the terminal. At no time, should motorists leave cars unattended.
Also, effective Oct. 20, the commercial and courtesy vehicle lane is going to be affected. Shuttles, limousines and courtesy vehicles will pick up passengers on the west end of the terminal; taxis and Park & Ride Shuttle will pick up passengers on the east end of the terminal near baggage claim.
The $160 million terminal and the $40 million parking garage are scheduled to open in 2015. Please visit www.flywichita.com for more information.