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The history of the Will Rogers World Airport

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Located in Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport is Oklahoma’s busiest commercial airport. Opened in 1911, the airport is named after legendary cowboy, actor and humorist Will Rogers.

During World War II, the airport became a key training facility for the United States Army Air Forces before the Air Force became a separate branch of the U.S. military in 1947.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the airport underwent a $110 million renovation and modernization project. Today, Will Rogers is in the middle of another $89 million project that will add four more gates to meet increasing airline demands.

Andrew Aston, Jones PR 

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