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Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
Will Rogers World Airport also called Will Rogers Airport and assigned the IATA airport code OKC, is found in the southwest of Oklahoma City. It is the main commercial airport for Oklahoma City's Metropolitan Area. It was named after comedian and cowboy Will Rogers who is an Oklahoma native.
The airport was used as a training facility during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces. During that time it was called Will Rogers Field.
During the 1990s, the Oklahoma City Airport Trust saw the airport's terminal building as unsuitable and renovation plans were prepared for the airport. A larger terminal with modern facilities was established and the old concourse was demolished. New parking garages were constructed for the increasing number of airport passengers.
The airport has a center food court which features a variety of restaurants, fast food stores, bakeries, coffee shops and grills for passengers. There are also shopping centers located in the western, center and the eastern concourse of the airport. These shopping centers feature specialty stores, souvenir and gift shops, and fashion and sports apparel stores.
The airport also has a YMCA Military Welcome Center. It provides special services for travelling military members who are active or retired. The airport also has a Wi-Fi program for passengers waiting inside the public areas of the terminal, ticket gates, restaurants and shops.
There are also special services such as wheelchair assistance, smoking lounge, lost and found service, mailing services, meeting rooms and ATM services available at the airport.
Parking & Transportation
Will Rogers Airport has an extensive parking service. Approximately, there are 5, 500 parking lots in the airport. Public transportation services are also available. Bus lines such as Metro Transit Bus Service, Jefferson Bus Line, TimeLines Bus Service, Soldier Express Bus and Union Bus Station are located near the airport premises for public transportation. Taxi and limousine rental services are also available. Will Rogers Airport also has a car rental service for its passengers and customers.
The Transportation Security Administration works together with the Will Rogers World Airport to maintain the safety and security of the airport and the passengers. The airport has an advanced imaging technology that detects dangerous objects such as weapons and explosive. There are screening process at checkpoint areas and boarding gates of the airport.
Surrounding Places to Stay
There are various hotels located near the airport for passengers to stay in. Some of these are the Governors Suite Hotel, Ramada Oklahoma City Airport North, Staybridge Suites Oklahoma City among others.
For some security and safety tips, here are some reminders from the TSA:
* Passengers should arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes before boarding time.
* Passengers should have identification cards or documents prepared prior to checking in at the airport vicinity.
* Pack wisely and bring only what you need. Make sure no prohibited objects are in your luggage.
* Be ready for security screenings.
* Ask for assistance if necessary.
Address: Oklahoma City Department of Airports, 7100 Terminal Drive, Box 937, Oklahoma City, OK Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 405 680 3200
Fax: 405 680 3211
Time Zone: GMT- 6 (GMT - 5 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 8km (5 miles) from Oklahoma City
Airport code: OKC