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Kansas City International Airport

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IATA: MCI – ICAO: KMCI
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Kansas City
Location Kansas City, Missouri
Elevation AMSL 1,026 ft / 312.7 m
Coordinates 39°17′51″N 94°42′50″W / 39.2975, -94.71389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
1L/19R 10,801 3,292 Concrete
1R/19L 9,500 2,896 Concrete
9/27 9,500 2,896 Asphalt
Airport diagram
Airport from the east. The overhaul base is in the lower left corner of the field
Airport from the east. The overhaul base is in the lower left corner of the field
Overhaul base of American Airlines which formerly belonged to TWA
Overhaul base of American Airlines which formerly belonged to TWA
Plane crossing cornfield to land
Plane crossing cornfield to land

Kansas City International Airport (IATA: MCI, ICAO: KMCI), originally named Mid-Continent International Airport, is a public airport located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Kansas City, in Platte County, Missouri, USA. In 2006 10.6 million passengers used the airport. [1] An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... This article is about the construction material. ... Asphalt is a sticky, black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude petroleums and in some natural deposits. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (701x1076, 104 KB)Kansas City International Airport Diagram File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (701x1076, 104 KB)Kansas City International Airport Diagram File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 278 pixelsFull resolution (2101 × 729 pixel, file size: 344 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Kansas City International Airport from the east. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 278 pixelsFull resolution (2101 × 729 pixel, file size: 344 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Kansas City International Airport from the east. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 242 pixelsFull resolution (1051 × 318 pixel, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) American Airlines Overhaul Base in at Kansas City International Airport. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 242 pixelsFull resolution (1051 × 318 pixel, file size: 73 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) American Airlines Overhaul Base in at Kansas City International Airport. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 727 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1260 × 1039 pixel, file size: 371 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Plane crossing corn field to land at Kansas City International Airport. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 727 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1260 × 1039 pixel, file size: 371 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Plane crossing corn field to land at Kansas City International Airport. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kansas City International was ranked No. 1 among medium-size airports in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 North America Airport Satisfaction Study (receiving five out of five stars in all categories except baggage claim in which it got four)[1] The study considers an airport mid-size when it handles a capacity of 10 to 30 million passengers a year. J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ...


The airport has always been a civilian airport and has never had an Air National Guard unit assigned to it unlike many major comparable sized airports. The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ...

Contents

History

Kansas City Industrial Airport

The airport (originally informally called Kansas City Industrial Airport) was built after the Great Flood of 1951 destroyed the facilities of both of Kansas City's hometown airlines Mid-Continent Airlines and TWA at Fairfax Airport across the Missouri River from the city's main Kansas City Downtown Airport (which was not as severely damaged in the flood). Flooding in northeast Topeka, 1951 In mid-July 1951, heavy rains led to a great rise in the Kansas River and other surrounding areas. ... Mid-Continent logo Mid-Continent Airlines operated in the central United States through the 1930s and 1940s. ... The Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. ... Margaret Truman and Harry Truman visiting Fairfax Airport in 1945 as well as a 1950 circa photo of the Fairax control tower set against a USGS map of Fairfax and Kansas City Downtown Airport This image shows that the airport is east of the confluence of Kansas River and Missouri... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Kansas City Downtown Airport, also known as Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, (IATA: MKC, ICAO: KMKC) is an airport in Kansas City, Missouri, Clay County, Missouri. ...


Fairfax was the main hub for passenger and airmail traffic handled by Mid-Continent. TWA had its main overhaul base in a former B-25 Bomber factory at Fairfax although TWA commercial flights flew out of the main downtown airport. B-25 Mitchell, England, 2001 B_25 Mitchell was a twin_engined, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation in the United States and used during World War II. By the time production of the plane ended, roughly 10,000 had been built, including PBJ_1 Navy Patrol Bomber and an F-10...


Kansas City was looking to build a airport that could handle 10,000 foot runways and recognized that its expansion options were limited at the Downtown airport.


At the time, Kansas City already owned Grandview Airport south of the city which had ample room for expansion. However, Kansas City chose to build an entirely new airport north of the city away from the Missouri River following intense lobbying by Platte County native Jay B. Dillingham, president of the Kansas City Stockyards which had also been destroyed in the flood[2] (herds of cattle still roam fenced in airport property on the grassy areas on the edge of the runways). Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base was an 1,362 acre air base and airfield that operated from 1941 to 2001 at Belton, Missouri straddling the border between Cass County, Missouri and Jackson County, Missouri. ... Jay B. Dillingham (born 1910) was a former president of the Kansas City Stockyards as well as former president of the Chamber of Commerce for both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. ... Kansas City Stockyards in 1909 The Kansas City Stockyards in the West Bottoms west of downtown Kansas City, Missouri flourished from 1871 until closing in 1991. ...


The specific site just north of the then unincorporated hamlet of Hampton, Missouri was picked in May 1953 (with an anticipated cost of $23 million) under the guidance of City Manager L.P. Cookingham.[3] Cookingham Drive is now the main access road to the airport. Ground was broken in September 1954[4]. The first jet runways opened in 1956. At about the same time the city donated the southern Grandview Airport to the United States Air Force to become Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. Hampton, Missouri was a small hamlet in rural Platte County, Missouri. ... Laurie Perry Cookingham, more commonly known as L.P. Cookingham or L. Perry Cookingham, (October 23, 1896-July 22, 1992) was a noted public administrator in the United States having served as City Manager of Kansas City, Missouri for 19 years, a tenure longer than anyone else has served as... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ...


The airport site was directly across U.S. 71 (now I-29) from the Red Crown Tourist Court where outlaws Bonnie & Clyde engaged in a 1933 shootout with law enforcement which ultimately resulted in the death of Clyde's brother Buck Barrow and the capture of Buck's wife Blanche Barrow. U.S. Route 71 is a north-south United States highway. ... Interstate 29 is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... The Red Crown Tavern and Red Crown Tourist Court in Platte County, Missouri was the site of the July 18, 1933 gun battle between law men and outlaws Bonnie & Clyde that was to ultimately result in the death of Buck Barrow and capture of Blanche Barrow. ... Bonnie and Clyde clowning. ... Clyde Barrows brother. ... Mugshot of Blanche Barrow, dated July 24, 1933 Bennie Iva Blanche Frasure (born Caldwell) (January 1, 1911 - December 24, 1988) was the the third wife of Marvin Ivan Buck Barrow and a member of the Barrow gang. ...


Mid-Continent International Airport

Although Mid Continent merged with Braniff in 1952, Kansas City decided to name the new airport on the basis of Mid Continent's historic roots (serving the Mid-continent Oil Field). [5] Map of the Mid-continent Oil Field The Mid-continent Oil Field in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, was discovered and exploited during the first half of the 20th century. ...


TWA formally signed an agreement to move its overhaul base to the airport in 1954 in which the city built and owned the $18 million base but lease it back to TWA.[6]


The airport did not have scheduled passenger service until a 1963 Federal Aviation Agency memo called the Downtown Airport "one of the poorest major airports in the country for large jet aircraft" and recommended against spending any more federal dollars on it. The Federal Aviation Administration is the entity of the United States government which regulates and oversees all aspects of aviation in the U.S. History The Air Commerce Act of May 20, 1926, is the cornerstone of the Federal Governments regulation of civil aviation. ...


In addition to the expansion limits there were questions whether it could handle the new Boeing 747). Jets had to make steep climbs and descents to avoid the downtown skyscrapers on the 200 foot high Missouri River bluffs at Quality Hill at the south end of the runway. Further, Downtown Kansas City was right in the flight path for takeoffs and landings, resulting in a constant roar downtown while Mid-Continent was surrounded by open farm land. The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Quality Hill is an historic and highly upscale registered neighborhood in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It is located on the west side of downtown, between Broadway and I-35 to the east and west, and between 7th Street and 14th Street to the north and south. ...


TWA's "Airport of the Future"

In 1966 voters in a 24:1 margin approved a $150 million bond issue following a campaign by Mayor Ilus W. Davis to move the city's main airport to an expanded Mid-Continent. The city had considered building its new airport five miles north of downtown Kansas City in the Missouri River bottoms as well as locations in southern Jackson County, Missouri but decided to stick with the property it already owned. Ilus Winfield Davis (1917-September 4, 1996) was Kansas City mayor from 1963 to 1971. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ...


At the time the airport property was in an unincorporated area of Platte County. During construction the small town of Platte City, Missouri annexed the airport. Platte City is a city located in Platte County, Missouri. ...


Kansas City eventually annexed the airport. Kivett and Myers designed the terminals and control tower. It was dedicated on October 23, 1972 by Vice President Spiro Agnew. Labor strife and interruptions raised its cost to $250 million. Kansas City renamed the airport Kansas City International Airport. Kansas City's two major hub airlines TWA and Braniff along with carriers moved to the airport. Kivett & Meyers was a Kansas City, Missouri architecture firm that pioneered the design of modern professional sports stadiums. ... Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the thirty-ninth Vice President of the United States serving under President Richard M. Nixon, and the fifty-fifth Governor of Maryland. ...


Many of the design decisions of the airport were driven by primary tenant TWA which envisioned it would be its hub with 747's and Supersonic Transports whisking people from America's heartland to all points on the globe. Streets around the airport had the names of Mexico City Avenue, Brasilia Avenue, Paris Street, London Avenue, Tel Aviv Avenue and so forth. The Concorde supersonic transport has a delta wing, a slender fuselage and four underslung Olympus engines. ...


TWA vetoed concepts to model the airport on Washington Dulles International Airport and Tampa International Airport because those two airports had people movers which it deemed would be too expensive. TWA insisted on a "Drive to Your Gate" concept with flight gates only 75 feet from the roadway (signs along the roadway identified the specific flights leaving each gate). The single level terminals had no stairs. A similar layout was to be implemented at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (32 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County, Virginia, United States. ... FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA) is a public airport located in Tampa, Florida in the United States, serving the Tampa Bay Area. ... DFW redirects here. ...


TWA's flawed vision

TWA's vision for the future of flight which been pioneered by the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport in New York City (which also featured a doomed cars close to the gates design) proved obsolete almost from the start. The TWA Flight Center Building - thin-shell structure by Eero Saarinen TWA Flight Center was the original name for the Eero Saarinen designed terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport for Trans World Airlines. ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA Airport Code: JFK, ICAO Airport Code: KJFK) is the main international airport in New York City, and is one of the largest airports in the world. ...


The terminals turned out to be unfriendly to the 747 since passengers spilled out of the gate area into the halls. Further, when security checkpoints began being instituted in the 1970s to stem the tide of hijackings, they were difficult and expensive to implement since security checkpoints had to be installed at each gate area rather than at a centralized area.


As a result, passenger services were non-existent downstream of the security checkpoint in the gate area. No restrooms were available, and there were no shops, restaurants, newsstands, ATMs or any other passenger services available without exiting the secure area and being rescreened upon re-entry.


Shortly after the airport opened TWA asked that the terminals be rebuilt to address these issues. Kansas City, citing the massive cost overruns on a newly built airport to TWA specification, refused, prompting TWA to move its hub to Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri. Diagram of STL. Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport (IATA: STL, ICAO: KSTL) is the primary airport for Saint Louis, Missouri and the surrounding area. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


Design problems

Kansas City International's unique design as seen from the air.

MCI passenger terminals have a unique structure comprising 3 terminals in the shape of rings. Each ring has short term parking in the center of the ring. Thus, it is possible for a traveler to park, walk no more than a hundred feet, and go directly to their gate. Arriving travelers can leave their gate, and walk immediately out of the terminal without passing through any corridors. The Kansas City Airport also has several off site airport parking facilities. Slogans at the time of the bond issue were "The world's shortest walk to fly" and "Drive to your gate."[2] A scheduled 4th ring as well as a fourth 15,100 foot runway have never been built. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 2858 KB)Taken by me on a departing flight. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 2858 KB)Taken by me on a departing flight. ...


Kansas City and the airlines have opted against any "people movers" connecting the three rings. Instead frequent buses take passengers around the rings. Initially there was a charge of 25 cents to ride the bus. However following a massive outcry by travelers the charge was lifted and transportation is now free.


Security issues

After the establishment of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), MCI was one of five airports where the TSA has experimented with using independent contractors to provide all traveler inspector services. The airport uses FirstLine Transportation Security, an independent contractor who conforms to TSA's recruiting and training standards. TSA supervises these independent contractors, but they are not federal employees. TSA emblem The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a U.S. government agency that was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. ... FirstLine Transportation Security, Inc. ...


See: TSA Announcement of Private Security Screening Pilot Program


Renovations

Among the renovations was adding a stairwell for the central car rental facility. Stairs are rare in passenger areas at the airport
Among the renovations was adding a stairwell for the central car rental facility. Stairs are rare in passenger areas at the airport

A $258 million Terminal Improvement Project was completed in November 2004. Under lead designer 360 Architecture, the following improvements were made: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 549 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2125 × 2322 pixel, file size: 597 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Kansas City International Airports new central car rental location has stairs -- something rare at the airport. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 549 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2125 × 2322 pixel, file size: 597 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Kansas City International Airports new central car rental location has stairs -- something rare at the airport. ... Rendering: Oakland Athletics Cisco Field 360 Architecture is an architectural practice focused on planning, design and execution. ...

  • Increased the size of each structural bay to provide larger vestibules, additional space for concessions, more public seating and improved customer service
  • The addition of retail space at curbside and airside to provide improved customer service
  • A more functional and cost effective signage solution that relocates associated mechanical ductwork to the apron level below, thus exposing more of the existing concrete and original structure while allowing more natural light into the concourse areas.

Other improvements include new finishes throughout, new entrance vestibules to improve the air lock between the building interior and exterior, new baggage claim devices, updated retail areas, new exterior glazing and a common design for ticket counters that includes sunshade devices.


All three terminals now include blue terrazzo floors [3] (which won a 2002 Honor Award from The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association), updated arrival/departure screens and restrooms and concessions are now available inside passenger holding areas. In May 2007, the final portion of the project (a new rental car facility and additional art fixtures) were completed.


One major problem remains after the renovation. The modifications necessary to implement TSA security created a situation where many 'sanitized' gate areas have only a single restroom stall each for men and women (added during the renovation); the remaining restrooms are across the hall, which is now outside the secured area, necessitating an extra trip through TSA security.


In 2006 the airport began offering free Wi-Fi. Official Wi-Fi logo Wi-Fi is a wireless technology brand owned by the Wi-Fi Alliance intended to improve the interoperability of wireless local area network products based on the IEEE 802. ...


Foot bath controversy

A minor part of the renovation received national publicitiy in 2007.


Among the renovations were low level shower heads and benches in the bathrooms which have been called foot baths.


The national media -- particularly radio talk show host Michael Savage -- immediately picked up on them saying that the baths were installed to wash the feet of Muslim cabdrivers. Michael Savage may refer to: Michael Savage (actor) (former star of General Hospital) professional name of Ron Jacobson [1] Michael Savage (commentator), professional name of Michael Weiner, a United States broadcaster from San Francisco, CA and a published natural health writer. ...


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The majority of our drivers are Muslim, so preventing them from praying at all was not an option, especially in our public terminal restrooms," said Mark VanLoh, director of the Kansas City Aviation Department. "This was the best solution, and those facilities were added without public money.[7]

Worldnet added:

Islamic suicide attackers go through a ritual called ablution, or bodily cleansing, before carrying out their martyrdom operations. The 9/11 hijackers performed this ritual before entering airport terminals.

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ritual purification. ...

Proposed Central Terminal

Airport officials and city leaders say the merger of MCI's three terminals into one terminal is inevitable. They cite the expense of operating several security checkpoints within each terminal, lack of concessions and retail space beyond security as well as the operating costs of the airport itself as reason for a new terminal. Consultants have been hired and five concepts for the future of the airport have been sketched out. [8]


Through the years Kansas City had continued to invest in the three decentralized terminal concept by building multi-level parking structures on the inside fields of each of the "C" terminals -- connected via tunnels.


MCI instead of KCI

Despite requests from Kansas City, the airport has been unable to change its original International Air Transport Association (IATA) Mid-Continent designation of MCI which had already been registered on navigational charts. Further complicating requests to change the designation, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the time reserved all call letters with "K" or "W" for radio and television stations and so KCI was not viable. “IATA” redirects here. ... The FCCs official seal. ...


Wichita, Kansas in 1973 laid claim to the Mid-Continent name for its Municipal Airport (IATA: ICT, ICAO: KICT) after Kansas City abandoned it. However, Wichita had no luck in changing its IATA designation for the same reasons (including the forbidden "W"). Nickname: Location in the state of Kansas County Government  - Mayor Carl Brewer (D) Area  - City 359. ... Wichita Mid-Continent Airport (IATA: ICT, ICAO: KICT) is a commercial airport located 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA. It is the largest airport in the state of Kansas. ... “IATA” redirects here. ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...


The downtown Kansas City airport got around the "K" restriction because it was originally called Municipal Airport and so its designation is MKC and for added incentive it was in Missouri.


The "W" and "K" restrictions have since been lifted but the IATA is reluctant to change names that have appeared on navigational charts.


Hubs

MCI currently is a secondary hub for Midwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines also operates a high number of flights (over 70 daily). However, it does not classify MCI as a focus city (as Southwest doesn't refer to any city as a "hub"). Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... This article is about the American airline. ...


This airport served as a hub for the now defunct airlines of Eastern Air Lines, Vanguard Airlines, and Braniff Airways. It was also a former hub for TWA and US Airways. TWA (through its successor American Airlines) continues to use the overhaul base although on a diminished 900-employee basis. Eastern Air Lines was a major United States airline that existed from the late 1920s until 1991. ... Vanguard Airlines flew for twelve years and was based in Kansas City. ... One of many different airplane livery designs of Braniff International Airlines. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... American Airlines, Inc. ...


At 10,000 acres (40 km²), it is one of the largest airfields in the United States. In addition to passenger service, the airport is an active general aviation field, and a very active cargo airport. In 2006 it served 10.6 million passengers, making it overall one of the busier airports in the United States. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transportation to and from the airport

While MCI is conveniently located on major highways Interstate 29 and Interstate 435, it is 15 miles from downtown and even further from common business destinations in the southern suburbs. The paucity of other transportation options make renting a car the default option. Most national franchises are represented at a consolidated rental car facility. Interstate 29 (abbreviated I-29) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern United States. ... Interstate 435 (abbreviated I-435) is an Interstate Highway beltway that encircles much of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the states of Kansas and Missouri, USA. I-435, a spur route of Interstate 35, is 80. ... A consolidated rental car facility (CRCF) is a complex that hosts numerous rental car agencies. ...


The Kansas City Area Transportation Agency operates one public bus service to the airport, route 129x. It only operates 18 times per day, between 6 AM and 6 PM, Monday-Friday. It operates between a stop in Terminal C (only) and the downtown bus center with intermediate stops. Systemwide fare is $1.25 as of 2006.


A number of private scheduled shared shuttle services operate from MCI to regional cities (including Saint Joseph, Missouri; Columbia, Missouri; Topeka, Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas); and military bases (Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... This article is about the state capital of Kansas. ... Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, 41 miles (66 km) west of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kansas (Kaw) and Wakarusa Rivers. ... Fort Leonard Wood is a United States Army Basic Combat Training (BCT) post located in the Missouri Ozarks. ... Fort Riley is a census-designated place and United States Army post, in Northeast Kansas, on the Kansas River. ... In 1827, Colonel Henry Leavenworth established a post on the bluffs overlooking the western bank of the Missouri River to protect the fur trade, safeguard commerce on the Santa Fe Trail and maintain the peace among the inhabitants. ... Location of Whiteman AFB, Missouri. ...


In November 2006, voters of Kansas City approved a 25-year extension of a 3/8-cent sales tax that will help pay for a light rail system. Initial plans call for a rail line extending from Kansas City International Airport in the north, to Swope Park, Starlight Theater Kansas City, and the Kansas City Zoo in the south, creating another transportation option for travelers in and out of KCI. Swope Park is a large city park within the city of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Starlight Theatre is a 8,105-seat[1] outdoor theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Kansas City Zoological Park (Kansas City Zoo) is a large zoo located in Swope Park at 6800 Zoo Drive. ...


Terminals, airlines and destinations

Terminal A

Gates A1 - A30

  • Air Canada Gates A10 - A12
  • AirTran Airways Gate A15 (Atlanta, Fort Myers [begins November 7], Miami [begins November 7], Orlando)
  • Great Lakes Airlines Gates A1 - A5 (Burlington (IA) [begins October 1], Dodge City [begins October 1], Garden City [begins October 1], Great Bend [begins October 1], Hays [begins October 1])
  • Mesa Airlines Gates A1 - A5 (Harrison)
  • Midwest Airlines Gates A23 - A30 (Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York-LaGuardia, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa [seasonal], Washington-Reagan)
A United Airlines Boeing 737 parked at Terminal A

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Midwest Airlines Boeing 717 taxiing for departure at John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana, California, USA) in February 2004 For the Egyptian airline see: Midwest Airlines (Egypt) Midwest Airlines is an American scheduled passenger airline based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operating from General Mitchell International Airport. ... Midwest Connect is the name given for short connecting flights operating under Midwest Airlines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1445 KB) Taken by me--Pacman 04:47, 17 July 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 1445 KB) Taken by me--Pacman 04:47, 17 July 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body airliner. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... GoJet Airlines is a new regional airline based in St Louis, Missouri, USA. It began scheduled passenger services on 4 October 2005 under the United Express name. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... Mesa Airlines (IATA: YV, ICAO: ASH, and Callsign: Air Shuttle), a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, is a US airline headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona which operates flights as Air Midwest, United Express and US Airways Express. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... Shuttle America is a major airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It feeds United Airlines flights at Chicago, Denver, and Washington as United Express, and feeds Delta Air Lines flights at Atlanta and New York as Delta Connection. ... United Express is a brand name under which seven regional airlines operate feeder flights for United Airlines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... US Airways is an American low-cost airline[1] headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... America West Airlines (IATA: HP, ICAO: AWE, and Callsign: Cactus), operating as US Airways, is one of the United States ten major airlines. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... 1970s Logo This article is about the regional airline based in Wichita, KS. For the article regarding the renamed Midwest Express, see Midwest Airlines. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... An AWAC Canadair Regional Jet prepares to depart to Madison, Wisconsin from Chicago OHare. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... Mesa Airlines (IATA: YV, ICAO: ASH, and Callsign: Air Shuttle), a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, is a US airline headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona which operates flights as Air Midwest, United Express and US Airways Express. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... PSA Airlines (IATA: n/a, ICAO: JIA, and Callsign: Blue Streak) is a regional airline based in Dayton, Ohio that flies under US Airways Express for US Airways. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... This article is about the Republic Airlines that is currently operating. ...

Terminal B

Gates B31 - B60

Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) is an American airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA flying to over 150 destinations as a Delta Connection carrier. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Comair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines based in Erlanger, Kentucky, USA, a city near the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... This is an article about an airline in North America. ... This article is about the American airline. ...

Terminal C

Gates C61 - C90

American Airlines, Inc. ... American Eagle can refer to: American Eagle Airlines American Eagle Outfitters, an American clothing retailer AMC Eagle car (also known as American Eagle) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a US certificated air carrier. ... Continental Express (IATA: n/a, ICAO: BTA, and Callsign: Jet Link) is the operating name of ExpressJet Airlines for Continental Airlines. ... Chautauqua Airlines is an airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It operates scheduled passenger services on more than 670 flights daily to cities in 30 states, Canada and the Bahamas, through feeder services under the names Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines, AmericanConnection for American Airlines, Continental Express for Continental... Continental Express (IATA: n/a, ICAO: BTA, and Callsign: Jet Link) is the operating name of ExpressJet Airlines for Continental Airlines. ... ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ... ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. ... For the similarly named Frontier Flying Service see Frontier Flying Service. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, near Minneapolis-St. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) [1] is an American regional airline based in Eagan, Minnesota. ... Northwest Airlink is the name of Northwest Airlines commuter airline subsidiaries, flying turboprops and regional jets from Northwests domestic hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Memphis. ... Pinnacle Airlines (formerly Express Airlines I) is a American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee operating all of its flights under the name Northwest Airlink for Northwest Airlines. ... Skybus Airlines is a privately held airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is an ultra-low-cost carrier, modeled after the European airline Ryanair. ...

Possible Future Service

Virgin America lists Kansas City as one of 30 cities it expects to serve in the next 5 years. [9] Virgin America is a U.S. based low-cost airline that began service on 8 August 2007. ...


Popular Culture

The Kansas City International Airport was featured in episode 63 of the Discovery Channel television series Dirty Jobs. The episode featured the Southwest Airlines baggage handling system and the airport incinerator. It originally aired on February 20, 2007. An episode set to air later in 2007 will feature Rowe cleaning out a paint truck at MCI. [10] Discovery Channel is a cable and satellite TV channel founded by John Hendricks which is distributed by Discovery Communications. ... Dirty Jobs is a program on the Discovery Channel in which host Mike Rowe is shown performing difficult, strange, and/or messy occupational duties alongside professional workers. ... This article is about the American airline. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.jdpower.com/travel/ratings/airport/medium
  2. ^ Civic leader Jay Dillingham dies at age 97 - Kansas City Star - August 14, 2007
  3. ^ Platte County Site Selected for New Industrial Airport – Associated Press via Moberly Monitor-Index – 1953-05-09.
  4. ^ Groundbreaking Set Monday for Airport – Associated Press via Jefferson Post-Tribune 1954-09-16
  5. ^ Mid-Continent changed its name from Hanover Airlines in 1938 after moving its headquarters from Sioux City, Iowa to Kansas City when it began service to Tulsa and other cities in the oil field (http://www.braniffinternational.org/history/Midcontinent.htm)
  6. ^ TWA Acts to Move Shops - New York Times - March 26, 1954
  7. ^ http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55488
  8. ^ http:// http://www.webcitation.org/5Ng82ehOP
  9. ^ http://www.primenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=123246
  10. ^ http://www.flykci.com/NewsRoom/NewsRoom/156.htm

Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “PDF” redirects here. ...

External links

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Kansas City International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1669 words)
The airport site was directly across U.S. (now I-29) from the Red Crown Tourist Court where outlaws Bonnie and Clyde engaged in a 1933 shootout with law enforcement which ultimately resulted in the death of Clyde's brother Buck Barrow and the capture of Buck's wife Blanche Barrow.
The city had considered building its new airport five miles north of downtown Kansas City in the Missouri River bottoms as well as locations in southern Jackson County, Missouri but decided to stick with the property it already owned.
Wichita, Kansas in 1973 (which was also part of the original Mid-Continent Airlines network) laid claim to the Mid-Continent name for its Municipal Airport after Kansas City abandoned it.
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