Work on Airport Terminal Continues

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Officials in Wichita say construction of a new terminal at Mid-Continent Airport is ahead of schedule.

Members of the City Council and Mayor Carl Brewer toured the site Thursday. Construction of the $160 million terminal began in October and is expected to be complete in 2015.

The terminal will replace one built in 1954. Wichita Airport Authority director Victor White says the existing terminal is among the oldest in the country and “functionally obsolete”

KAKE-TV reports the new terminal will have 12 gates as well as exhibits showcasing Wichita’s aviation history.

The project is being financed with airport user fees and federal funds.