The Pratt Regional Airport is an active airport which can land planes of any size. Commercial air service does not operate at the Pratt Regional Airport. However, only 78 miles away straight east on Highway 54, which is primarily a four-lane limited access road all the way to Wichita's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. This airport was recently ranked 4th best small hub airport in the United States and is home to the largest commercial and general aviation complex in Kansas, the 3,500 acre facility has three runways (10,300 feet / 7,300 ft. / 6,300 ft.). It accommodates all aircraft and has the latest innovations in passenger convenience and safety. Industrial areas host companies such as Cessna Aircraft and Bombardier Aerospace Learjet. Customs Service offices and a Postal Service General Mail Facility are also located at the airport.
Eisenhower National Airport currently has non-stop service to 12 major cities via 6 carriers providing 35 arrivals/departures daily. All of Wichita's top 100 destinations have either non-stop or one-stop service. The closest international hub airports are Dallas, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas and Minneapolis. Wichita has non-stop service to all of these international gateways. Eisenhower National Airport served more than 1.6 million passengers in 2016.
Eisenhower Airport is served by two quality low-fare airlines: Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines, and one ultra-low-cost airline, Allegiant Air. The presence of these carriers has dramatically lowered fares.
Overnight air cargo service is provided by major carriers including Federal Express, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, DHL and UPS. Eisenhower Airport has state-of-the-art cargo facilities with main deck loaders capable of handling the largest freighter aircraft. Immediate proximity to the interstate highway system provides access to suppliers and markets. Eisenhower Airport handled more than 25,000 tons of air cargo in 2016.