Council seized the opportunity on airport name

eisenhowerCongratulations to the Wichita City Council majority for voting to rebrand the airport and properly honor a famous Kansan in connection with next year’s opening of the new $101.5 million terminal. Tuesday’s 5-2 vote approving the name of Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport was an optimistic statement about the city’s future – in sharp contrast to some of the opponents’ negative remarks at the meeting. And there will never be a more cost-effective time to do better than the “Mid-Continent” name – a ’70s castoff from the airport in Kansas City, Mo. – nor is there a Kansan more worthy of such a tribute than the nation’s 34th president.