Business View Magazine November-December 2018

128 129 WICHITA FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT THE THE BEST IN CUSTOMER SERVICE T he Wichita Falls Regional Airport is a public and military use air- port located approximately six miles north of the central business district of Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas. The Airport’s runways and taxiways are shared with Sheppard Air Force Base, whose host unit, the 80th Training Wing, is the largest and most diversified training Wing, within the U.S. Air Force’s Air Educa- tion and Training Command, specializing in technical and field officer training. The base is also home to ENJJPT, the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program, the world’s only multi-nationally manned and managed fly- ing training program chartered to produce combat pilots for NATO, from 13 countries. The Airport also provides a commercial link to the Dallas/Ft.Worth Airport, with three American Airlines (Envoy) flights, daily. “Right now, I also have three airlines that offer casino charters,” adds Airport Admin- istrator, Jon Waltjen, who also manages the nearby Kickapoo Downtown Airport for the City of Wichita Falls, which houses approx- imately 80 aircraft, including small jets and helicopters. “One of the Airlines is Sun Country, which has a contract with Riverside Hotels in Laughlin,Nevada. I have another - AT A GLANCE THE WICHITA FALLS REGIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: A public and military use airport WHERE: Six miles north of Wichita Falls, Texas WEBSITE: