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Temporary Portland Ave. Closure Begins February 8

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Temporary Closure of Portland Avenue Between SW 54th and SW 74th Streets

Beginning Monday, February 8, Portland Avenue between S.W. 54th Street and S.W. 74th Street will be closed to through traffic.  This will impact some daily commuters to businesses at Will Rogers World Airport as well as Field Aviation, Atlantic Aviation, AAR-Oklahoma, Oklahoma Air National Guard, and the Metro Tech Career Aviation Center.

The street is being closed to facilitate the installation of storm water drainage structures. The closure is part of a larger project that is relocating Portland Avenue between the two streets closer to Interstate 44.

It is anticipated that the road will be closed approximately two weeks, depending on weather.

Alternate routes:

- Southbound travelers should use I-44 and exit on S.W. 74th Street.  From there, drivers can continue southbound on Portland Avenue or north to access Atlantic Aviation.

- Northbound travelers should use I-44 and exit on S.W. 59th Street.  From there, drivers can continue northbound on Portland Avenue or south to access Field Aviation.


Where can I get enrolled in TSA Pre✓®?

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Visit our Current Event page to learn more about the Year-Round TSA Pre✓® Application Center in #OKC. 


#WinterStormJonas Impacting East Coast Travel

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Winter Storm Jonas is anticipated to snarl air travel on the east coast for the next several days including some flights at Will Rogers World Airport.  As of 8:00am Friday morning, five nonstop flights in and out of WRWA – three to Charlotte, NC and two to Baltimore, MD - had been cancelled.  While it is anticipated that most flights at WRWA will operate normally, there may be a “trickle down” impact on some carriers which could cause additional cancellations and delays.

American, Delta, Southwest and United have all waived change fees for travel to the impacted cities and are encouraging their eastbound passengers to reschedule their reservations. 

The airport strongly urges anyone traveling to the east coast today through the weekend to check their flight status prior to coming to the airport, including connecting flights.

Flight status information can be found at flyokc.com/trakaflight or on the airlines’ web and social media sites.

Airlines serving WRWA with flights that will be impacted:

American                             aa.com                                800-433-7300

Delta                                     delta.com                          800-221-1212

Southwest                          southwest.com                800-435-9792

Untied                                  united.com                        800-824-6200


FAQ: REAL ID Extension

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

WRWA staff has received a lot of questions recently regarding the REAL ID Act.  Oklahoma travelers want to know if they can use their Oklahoma driver’s license as identification when they fly.  On October 14, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that the State of Oklahoma has received a one year extension on meeting the requirements of the REAL ID Act. Governor Mary Fallin's office and the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced that the extension will run through October 10, 2016. With the announcement of the extension, flyers will be able to use their Oklahoma driver’s license for at least one more year.

Over the last several months, Oklahoma travelers have been concerned that they would have to secure a passport to use as identification to fly.  The issue is related to the fact that the state of Oklahoma is currently not compliant with the REAL ID Act. The governor and several Oklahoma state legislators have stated that they will work in this legislative session with DPS and DHS to find a permanent solution.  

More information about the REAL ID enforcement can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website. You can also visit the DHS Rumor Control page for updates.



Airlines Prohibit Hoverboards

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Hoverboards prohibited on all commercial carriers operating at WRWA. Effective immediately, hoverboards are no longer allowed on any commercial flights operating out of WRWA. The instability of the lithium batteries and potential fire hazard have created safety concerns for aircraft.  The mobility recreation devices have become one of the most popular gift items for Christmas this year. The devices cannot be checked or carried on any commercial flight that operates here at Will Rogers World Airport. This decision is not limited to Will Rogers World Airport. If you travel and receive a hoverboard as a gift while on your trip, you will be required to ship the item back to yourself or find some other means of getting the hoverboard home.  If you have questions or comments regarding hoverboards, please contact your airline. The airlines operating commercially at WRWA include: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Southwest and United.


Cross Grain Brewhouse now open!

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

Food concessionaire Delaware North Companies, has introduced a new signature concept to Will Rogers World Airport.  Cross Grain Brewhouse is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The new brewhouse and gastropub, offers flatbread pizzas, specialty burgers, stacked sandwiches, loaded nachos (with housemade chips) and fresh salads. Plenty of Oklahoma beers are available including favorites from Coop, Anthem and Prairie, with more planned in the near future. In addition to great food and drink, the majority of seating throughout Cross Grain Brewhouse includes built-in access to USB and 110 power. So come recharge yourself and your devices at the new Cross Grain Brewhouse, available to air travelers between Gates 18 and 20. Visit us Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to check it out!


New Flight Tracker Features on flyokc.com

By: Oklahoma City Dept. of Airports

For years, the Trak-A-Flight tool on flyokc.com Flight Tracker has given travelers, friends and families the ability to monitor the status of a flight without the inconvenience of standing in front of an information monitor. By entering an airline name and flight number, a user can see the location of a flight – in the air, arriving or still at its original destination. Now two new features added to flyokc.com Flight Tracker are making it even easier to keep tabs on a flight.

First is the Airport Delays tool. Tailored specifically to show airports served from Will Rogers World Airport (WRWA), this new tool shows a green status for an airport with minimal delays. Yellow or red are shown when delays are more severe. The severity of the delays will differ from airport to airport. If a yellow or red status is shown, users can gather more specific information by following the social media accounts and by visiting the websites of those airports.

Second, sometimes it helps just to see the location of a plane and whether or not it is en route to its destination. Trak-A-Flight can provide the location of one plane, but the new Air Traffic tool shows the locations for all planes currently arriving and departing WRWA. In addition, rain and snow conditions are included giving users a helpful picture of their flight’s status.

These new tools, along with Trak-A-Flight, make it easy to follow the status of flights at WRWA. This is especially helpful during the winter season when wintry weather can snarl airline schedules across the U.S. Whether taking a flight or picking up friends and family, let flyokc.com Flight Tracker keep you informed.