Developer expects delays in opening of new Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City’s journey toward a single-terminal airport will be delayed. The renovation of Kansas City International Airport, initially slated for completion by November 2021, is running six to 12 months behind schedule, according to an executive from the company overseeing the project.

Geoffrey Stricker, managing director of Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, said the project is being delayed because its financial closing was pushed from this month to November; the Federal Aviation Administration still needs to approve an environmental assessment; and new gates have been added since the initial plan was submitted.

Stricker outlined his reasons in a monthly update to the Kansas City Airport Committee, and some members of the committee expressed displeasure over the delays.

Other factors are also contributing to change in timeline, including the fact that Edgemoor, the Maryland-based developer, hasn’t reached an agreement with labor unions on how it will divvy up work on the $1 billion project.

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