Airlines issue new statement on KCI: Don’t delay election

The airlines serving Kansas City International Airport have notified the city’s aviation director that they don’t want a public election on a new airport terminal delayed past November.

And they warn that the longer the City Council debates the airport’s future, the more it jeopardizes their business at KCI.

In an email sent Wednesday to Aviation Director Pat Klein, Steve Sisneros, director of airport affairs for Southwest Airlines, said the airlines want a public election on a new single terminal to occur this year, and not be put off until 2018.

Sisneros made a pitch for the Council to move forward as quickly as possible.

“Southwest and the other carriers believe this private financing concept has a lot of potential to deliver the facility we need at a lower cost,” Sisneros wrote.

Read more: Kansas City Star, Kansas City Business Journal


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