Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
History, Facts and Overview
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - OK, USA)
Oklahoma City's airport is officially named the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), after the famous comedian and humorist William Penn Adair Rogers (1879-1935), who originated from Oklahoma's nearby town of Oologah. Over the past two decades, much has changed at the airport and many major milestones have been achieved, including substantial terminal improvements.
In 2001, the 1960s terminal was extended at the cost of more than $100 million and completed in 2006. This investment was considered to be a brave move by many in the aviation industry, since air traffic had recently sharply decreased. Today, the Oklahoma City Airport Trust, an organisation that was founded in 1956, manages the airport.
There are cash machines located on the ticketing level, as well as a nursery, first-aid station and a shoeshine service, while a Skycap porter service is available outside the terminal.
Passengers at the Will Rogers World Airport will also find newsagents and gift shops on both concourses, along with a great selection of cafés, restaurants and bars, and even a landscaped Plaza Garden. For those interested in holding meetings, there are three conference rooms onsite, as well as a larger VIP room.