(MANHATTAN, KS - January 10, 2019) Officials at Manhattan Regional Airport have tallied the numbers and the results are clear, more people are flying MHK than ever before. A record number of enplanements, the number of people getting on board an aircraft, were realized in 2018 with a final count of 70,705. American Eagle's decision to increase seat capacity in 2018 by using larger aircraft for the Dallas route and by adding a third daily flight to Chicago, helped make the success possible.
“The previous year we set a new record with over 66,000 enplanements,” said Jesse R. Romo, A.A.E. MHK Airport Director. “Increasing that number by 7 percent and crossing the 70,000 enplanement threshold is a huge accomplishment and we can’t thank everyone enough for choosing to fly local.”
Another measure of air service success is load factor, which indicates the percentage of seats filled on each plane. The load factors for MHK increased from 71% to 74% in 2018.
“If we can continue this trend then our story only gets stronger as we try to attract additional air service,” Romo stated.
American Airlines will continue to make seasonal adjustments to the air service schedule for MHK, both during peak and non-peak periods. Travelers should continue to check with the airline for schedule changes and availability.
More information about Manhattan Regional Airport can be found online at www.fly.mhk.com, on Facebook at flyMHK, and on Twitter @flyMHK.