Construction Information

Please be advised of our ongoing terminal expansion construction.
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The map below should be used for a guide. Upon arrival at the airport, watch for directional signs to the terminal and available parking.

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  • Parking is limited due to construction. Drop off or car pool is recommended.
  • Drop off area is very limited and is intended for only dropping passengers off and then moving vehicle to a parking area.
  • Any vehicle left unattended in the drop off area is subject to being towed.
  • There are no longer separate areas for short term and long term parking.
  • Parking is limited to two weeks. For longer duration, please fill out an Extended Vehicle Parking Form on our website or contact the Airport Admin office at 785-587-4560, Option 3.
  • Parking is free

MHK Terminal Expansion

Construction plans call for an expansion of the terminal building from 12,500 square feet to approximately 42,000 square feet, which includes two enclosed passenger boarding bridges. The airport will remain fully operational during construction, with the work taking place in two phases. The Weitz Company LLC of Lenexa, Kansas, is the general contractor for the project.

The need for terminal expansion became evident following the start of regional jet service to Dallas-Fort Worth. The size of the needed expansion was determined by completing a Federal Aviation Administration-supported Terminal Master Plan in 2011. The number of passengers using the airport has increased annually since regional jet service began at Manhattan Regional Airport in 2009. More than 125,000 passengers passed through the terminal in 2012.

The expanded terminal will better accommodate passengers on American Eagle’s daily flights to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas-Fort Worth airports.

The $15.8 million project is being funded through grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and City of Manhattan funding.

To view Terminal Expansion bid results click Bid Summary