Who’s Doing The Listening?

Who’s Doing The Listening?

The recent announcement from the Aviation Department of a series of “Listening Sessions” throughout the city, heralds the anticipated return of Kansas City International Airport to the City Hall crosshairs following the GO Bond election. Such sessions...
TSA: Estimation Is Not Authorized

TSA: Estimation Is Not Authorized

This is a follow-up to an article I posted last week concerning a story in the Kansas City Business Journal that was part of a national look at America’s airports. Following the post I received multiple requests to dig a little deeper on where everyone’s...
What’s The Difference between 28.8 and 3.63?

What’s The Difference between 28.8 and 3.63?

Answer: The truth it seems. The 28.8 minute average security wait time at Kansas City International Airport, reported by the Kansas City Business Journal on March 17th and subsequently heralded from the rooftops by those favoring a new single terminal, is wrong. Of...
Unrealistic Talk of K(ansas)CI Raises The Expected Panic

Unrealistic Talk of K(ansas)CI Raises The Expected Panic

I’m not sure which is more newsworthy, the fact that Kansas is doing appropriate due diligence on a new airport or the media firestorm that has erupted around it. Even I was interviewed. Twice. Having recently seen Donald Trump elected President and the New...
What If You Remove KC From KCI?

What If You Remove KC From KCI?

While “convenience” is most often cited as the reason people like Kansas City International Airport in its current configuration, there is another big reason the mayor put the project on hold last year. Trust, or lack of trust, in the city on this issue...
Is KCI About To Become Trump International Airport?

Is KCI About To Become Trump International Airport?

The media are abuzz tonight with news that Kansas City International Airport is #26 on a list of 50 infrastructure projects the Trump administration is considering as federal priorities. Some initial observations: The FAA told the mayor’s KCI task force that...
Bonds. Airport Bonds.

Bonds. Airport Bonds.

I was struck by the good news last week that KCI’s debt rating has been upgraded. As reported in the Star: Moody’s cited the airport’s “continued improvement” in key financial measurements, including its ability to service its interest and debt payments and...
Why Wasn’t This An “I Told You So” Moment?

Why Wasn’t This An “I Told You So” Moment?

Last week, Southwest announced it was adding seasonal non-stop service between Pensacola and Austin as well as St. Louis. As followers of the KCI conversation already know, Austin and St. Louis are often held up as prime examples of airports stealing business from...

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