Guide to Will Rogers World Airport

Will Rogers World Airport (IATA: OKC, ICAO: KOKC) was opened in 1911 and named after Will Rogers, the legendary cowboy who died in an airplane crash in 1935. The airport received its name in 1941. During World War II the airfield was the airbase for the United States Army Air Force that held many fighter and bomber units training. In 1951, four new runways were presented: the runway 3 which was 5497-feet long, the runway 8 which was 3801-feet long, the runway 12 which was 5652-feet long, and the runway 17 which was 5100-feet long.

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Airport

Will Rogers World Airport (IATA: OKC, ICAO: KOKC) is the passenger airport located in Oklahoma City. That is both civil and military use airport located 8 kilometers southwest of the Oklahoma downtown. Will Rogers World Airport is considered the busiest airport of the of state Oklahoma. The airport carried 3.92 million passengers in 2017. The Oklahoma Air National Guard uses the airport for the military flights. The airport also hosts the Federal Aviation Administration Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at its western corner. The U.S. Department of Justice has its hub of Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) at the airport, as well as the Federal Transfer Center. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol carries its training on the territory of the airfield. The organization has its facility located on the north side of the airport.

The Oklahoma City Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol carries its meetings at Will Rogers Airport on a constant basis. Metro Technology Center's Aviation Career Campus operates from the airport as well. It also offers specific training, providing masterclasses for technicians at equipped classrooms, practical labs, and power plant hangers. That is an 18-month course, by the end of which the participants are given the certificates. The airport also hosts the Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots. That office occupies a 469-square-meter area on the second floor of the terminal building. The museum owns a collection of achievements and adventures of the women pilot’s community.

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Oklahoma City, or OKC, is the largest city, as well as the capital, of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. That is also the county seat of the country and the 27th United States' city based on the population. The city's population had reached 643,648 by July 2017. The city is regarded as the 8th largest city of the United States based on the are covered, as the total area of the town is 620.34 square kilometers, from which 601.11 square kilometers are covered by land and only 49.81 square kilometers by water. Among the largest sectors of the local economy, the oil, petroleum products, natural gas, and related industries might be highlighted. The large share of the local population is employed at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.

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Duty-Free

Even though there is no particular Duty-Free Store, the airport has a range of stores located at the different corners of the terminal. At the West Concourse of the terminal building, the one may find InMotion Entertainment that is opened from 06:00 until 19:00 and offers latest InMotion gadgets and devices. Brighton Collectibles is opened from 05:00 until 19:00 and sells Brighton's accessories, handbags, purses, etc. POPS West, opened from 05:00 until 19:00, sells a range of merchandise, newspapers, and city-themed souvenirs.

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Terminal

Alaska Airlines provides flights from Oklahoma to Seattle/Tacoma with the minimum price per 1 adult round-trip ticket of $291. The cost for tickets was taken from the official website and are indicated for October-December 2018. Phone: +1-206-244-0751 https://www.alaskaair.com

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Facilities

Food and Beverage points are located across the terminal. For instance, at the Center Concourse, there are Schlotzsky's, Tucker's Onion Burgers, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon located right across from Gate 18, and Cross Grain Brewhouse located between Gates 18 and 20. At the West Concourse, the one may find The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf situated near United Ticket Counter, Route 66 Bar located between Gates 8 and 10, and Coolgreens located near Gate 8. At the Ticket Lobby, there is Cafe Oklahoma which is located across from Southwest Airlines ticket counter and is operating from 05:00 and 18:00.

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Oklahoma City

The City of Oklahoma is famous for its museums, parks, and other recreational sites. One of those are: The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is the museum which is located in the Donald W. Reynolds Visual Arts Center. The museum hosts a theatre showing foreign and classic films; moreover, the restaurant in the theatre provides a variety of snacks and drinks for those visiting OKCMOA.

The Civic Center Music Hall, which was renovated in 2001, hosts regular performances of the Oklahoma City Opera, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Oklahoma City Ballet, and travelling Broadway shows.

Among other theatres worth mentioning, there are the Poteet Theatre, Kirkpatrick Auditorium, Lyric Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, the Oklahoma City Community College Bruce Owen Theater, and the Petree Recital Hall. There is also the Wanda L Bass School of Music opened in April 2006 in the Oklahoma City University campus.

The Science Museum Oklahoma acts as an IMAX theatre and hosts various exhibitions on science and aviation in particular. The museum was formerly housing a collection of photographs and artifacts. The International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF) held the works of those who have made a significant contribution to the art of photography.

The Museum of Osteology is only one of its kind in the United States and hosts about 300 real animal skeletons. That is a 650-square meter building filled with the hundreds of skulls and skeletons of different animals across the whole country.

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum hosts the Hall of Great Western Performers and presents the collection of western art and cultural artifacts.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial is located on the land formerly occupied by the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building complex before it was destroyed in 1995. The memorial was constructed to honor the victims, rescuers, and survivors of the tragedy of 1995. Among the recreational sight of the city the Myriad Botanical Gardens located in Oklahoma downtown. That park is famous for the Crystal Bridge situated there and designed by I. M. Pei. The park also hosts an amphitheater or the Water Stage.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden have its amphitheater where various touring concerts were held. The park is also a home for numerous natural inhabitants.

Oklahoma City has parks in every quadrant. Thus, among other parks worth notice there are Lincoln Park, Trosper Park, Will Rogers Park, and Woodson Park. Notably, Will Rogers Park is a home for several other sights as the Rose Garden, the Lycan Conservatory, and Butterfly Garden.