New KCI terminal to have additional gates, delayed opening date

Kansas City International Airport officials announced Thursday that the airport’s planned single terminal will be larger than initially expected, citing increased projections for passenger traffic.

The new airport will have 39 gates, rather than the 35 initially planned, city and airline officials announced.

The expanded plans mean the project won’t be ready to open by November 2021, as initially scheduled. The city and developer Edgemoor both declined to commit to a new timeline.

Despite those expected delays, Patrick Klein, the city’s aviation director, said the addition of gates was a positive development and would mean more choice for passengers.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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