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REVISED: Our Runway is Being Refurbished

Updated: Mar 19

KEGT Runway image

KEGT, our home runway, is getting a makeover.

The City of Wellington has announced a three-phase runway upgrade starting this spring and lasting through July 5 (as of the current timetable, subject to delays such as weather).

The first two phases, May 6 through June 4, will not significantly impact flight operations into KEGT, only taxiway and parking infrastructure. The apron and parking spaces adjacent to Air Plains will remain open, although taxiing to the facility will change according to the current upgrade phase. Phase 3 will focus on the runway, disrupting flight operations between June 5 and July 5.

Phase 1 and 2

Phase 1 (scheduled for May 6-20) will address infrastructure issues on the south taxiway, which will be closed. Our facility will be accessible from the center and north apron connections and the north end of the taxiway.  

Phase 2 (scheduled for May 21-June4) will do the same on the north taxiway, which will be closed with barriers erected. Our facility and parking spaces will be accessible through the center and south runway connectors and taxiway.

We ask you to contact the airport manager a few days prior to your scheduled arrival for specific instructions on taxi and parking. The airport manager can be reached at (620) 440-2213. Let him know you are scheduled for service at Air Plains.

Phase 3

Phase 3, scheduled for June 5 through July 5, will focus on the main runway. The airport manager will make every effort to help our customers get into and out of the airport during this time.


Again, we ask you to contact the airport manager a few days prior to your scheduled arrival or departure to discuss your requirements. The City of Wellington Airport Manager can be reached at (620) 440-2213. Let him know you are scheduled for service at Air Plains. We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause but we’re also grateful to the City of Wellington for its ongoing runway maintenance. Aerospace manufacturing and general aviation operations at KEGT are major contributors to the economy here in Sumner County, so improving your airport experience is a bright spot for us.


Thank you so much for your understanding and flexibility. If you need any additional information from us, please give us a call. For more information about any of Air Plains products or services, call 1-800-752-8481 or +1-620-326-8904, or visit www.airplains.com. For online shopping, visit the Air Plains web store at https://shopairplains.com.  

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