Latest KCI terminal renderings presented ahead of airline meeting

The latest renderings of Kansas City International Airport’s next terminal were presented to the city’s Airport Committee on Thursday.

Travelers will be met first by a parking garage before walking into the main terminal. Similar to other modern airports, arriving passengers will access transportation on one level and departing passengers on the terminal above.

Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is designing the $1.6 billion terminal. Airlines are still negotiating how much of that price tag they have to pay.

Mayor Sly James said the new design would improve the convenience of flying out of KCI.

The ongoing project has struggled to lift off since airlines servicing KCI deadlocked in negotiations over the cost. Allegiant and Spirit have expressed concerns over the price tag.

The aviation department expects to meet with airlines on Friday to discuss another independent report that airlines requested in hopes of confirming the project’s price tag.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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