Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (IATA: ICT, ICAO: KICT) is a commercial airport located in southwest Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA. It is
the largest airport in the state of Kansas.
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport was first conceived in 1951 when the United States Air Force brought legal proceedings
to condemn and acquire the Wichita Municipal Airport for what was to become McConnell Air Force Base. Wichita's park
board quickly acquired 1,923 acres (7.8 km²) of land in southwest Wichita and the construction of a new "Wichita
Municipal Airport" took about three and a half years. The new airport was dedicated on October 31, 1954, and was
renamed Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in 1973.
Wichita airport's ICT designation is actually an abbreviation for Wichita. At the time, the Federal Communications Commission
prohibited airports to have radio call signs starting with "K" or "W." Naming conventions of the time then called for
the second letter of the city to be used and then use any phoentics to make it easier to identify.