American Airlines to resume flights at Manhattan Regional Airport

Published: Sep. 21, 2023 at 11:09 AM CDT
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - American Airlines will resume commercial air service on Monday, Sept. 25 at Manhattan Regional Airport.

“It’s going to be great, great day for Manhattan, Manhattan community getting this project done putting it behind us, and opening it back up to full service for all of our GA military, K-State, and for all the people that are flying in and out our travelers on American Airlines,” said Keazer.

Manhattan Regional Airport officials said the first flight will arrive at around 11:45 a.m., greeted with a water-cannon salute from Manhattan Fire Department Station 4 apparatus as it pulls into the jet bridge at the terminal.

“We are extremely excited to be able to reopen Manhattan Regional Airport to full service and put the runway construction project behind us,” said Manhattan Regional Airport Director Brandon Keazer.

The reopening was pushed back from the original date of September 6th date for ongoing work.

“Unfortunately the contractor was a little bit behind on some of the electrical work but if you look behind me you see all the new lights that are in everything is ready to go and I’m excited to get this project behind me and getting this airfield back open for folks,” said Keazer.

“We are glad to welcome travelers back to our airport and are extremely thankful for their patience throughout the construction project.”

The new runway will be able to provide services even better than before.

“It means reliable air service bringing back that convenience of that front door of Manhattan Regional Airport open for them that they can just get in their car in the mornings drive 5 minutes be on a plane to Dallas or Chicago and then from there anywhere in the world,” said Keazer.

Manhattan Regional Airport officials indicated Keazer said airport staff will hand out “swag bags” in the “sterile area” to customers who are traveling on Monday.

According to Manhattan Regional Airport, in addition, the airport will provide 25 days of free parking in recognition of the 25-day construction delay. The duration of this free parking promotion will be from Monday, Sept. 25 through Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.

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