March 2016 Reporting Points
Over 100 businesses and organizations now occupy the 4,200 acres once occupied by the former Schilling Air Force Base. Schilling closed in 1965 and Salina has successfully transformed the base into a vibrant regional airport and industrial center. Today, Salina Regional Airport and Airport Industrial Center employers account for 12% of total Saline County employment. Over 3,588 people work at the Airport and Airport Industrial Center and total payroll exceeds $141.5 million.
February 2016 Reporting Points
On April 1 Great Lakes Airlines will start nonstop flights to the Denver International Airport from the Salina Regional Airport in the airline's 30 passenger Embraer Brasilia regional aircraft. The flights will connect Salina area residents, businesses, medical facilities and universities to one of the nation's top air carrier hubs. That means nonstop connections to over 180 destinations. Great Lakes is a United codeshare partner and also has interline agreements with American and Delta. This all adds up to greater ease and comfort in scheduling air travel to and from Salina.
Great Lakes Selected for Salina, KS Flights
The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Great Lakes Airlines to provide Essential Air Service Program flights from the Salina Regional Airport to the Denver International Airport. Great Lakes will provide Salina area residents and businesses with nonstop service in a 30 seat Embraer Brasilia regional airliner. The new flights are scheduled to start on April 1, 2016.
December 2015 Reporting Points
K-State's UAS program has achieved another historic milestone in becoming the nation's first, FAA approved UAS flight training program. For over 50 years K-State Polytechnic has been a national leader in training professional fixed wing and helicopter pilots. Now the college can offer students and industry a complete range of manned and unmanned aircraft training opportunities.