Big Renovations Could Be Coming to KCI
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s airport could soon be getting a makeover.
If the plan goes through, Terminal A, the home of United Airlines and US Airways will be torn down and replaced with a brand-new airport.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal, airport officials are debating replacing the current three-terminal set-up with a single terminal. They say the way it’s set up now is difficult to operate and running multiple security checkpoints is costly and inefficient.
Airport staff say the plan is viable because United and US Airways can easily be moved to one of the other existing terminals while construction is underway. Aviation directors plan to present a final recommendation to the City Council later this summer for approval.
If approved, the new airport will cost about $2 billion to build and could open in as soon as five years from now. Once the project is complete, the plan is to turn Terminal B into office space. Terminal C’s fate is still unknown.