Topeka Airport Seeks a Return of Passenger Flights

A consulting group specializing in air service development has determined that conditions in Topeka might be ripe for a return of passenger flights to Topeka Regional Airport, which hasn’t seen passenger flights since 2014.

According to the study by Sixel Consulting Group, some 1,700 people from the Topeka area fly in and out of Kansas City International Airport every day. That number is up 25 percent since 2012, with Sixel saying the increase is due mostly to business growth in Topeka.

Topeka Regional will now begin sharing the study with various airline in the hope of bringing a major passenger carrier to its runways.