Transportation
10:57 am
Tue March 4, 2014

UPDATE: City Council Passes Motion To Change Mid-Continent To Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

UPDATE:  Wichita's City Council has passed the motion to change Mid-Continent Airport into Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. It will cost the city about $140,000 to change signs at the airport. It wasn't immediately clear when the new name would be posted.

Wichita's City Council will discuss whether to re-name Wichita's airport during their regular meeting on Tuesday.

Following a petition drive, council members are weighting whether to re-name Mid-Continent Airport as Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

Eisenhower was 2 years old when his family moved in 1892 from Texas to Abilene, Kansas. He grew up to command Allied forces in Europe in World War II and to serve two terms as President.

Wichita City Council member James Clendenin says naming the airport for Eisenhower would help market the city and connect it with a Kansas hero.

However, Council member Jeff Blubaugh says there are people with direct Wichita ties who also deserve the honor.