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Kansas City MKC Or MCI  
User currently offlinePba_durst From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

What's up with this? Is the commercial air port in Kansas City, MO coded as MKC or MCI? US Airways seems to think it is both! Can someone tell me what the story is?


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User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

MKC is the small downtown airport with no or almost no scheduled service.

MCI is the airport 30 miles north of downtown with AA, UA, SW, NJ etc...


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3702 times:

MKC = Kansas City Downtown Airport
MCI = Mid-Continent International now called Kansas City International Airport

redngold



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User currently offlinePba_durst From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Forgot to say thanks....

Thanks!


User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3678 times:

Was TWA started at MCI or MKC?

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

I think MKC. Wasn't MCI built in the 70s?


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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

Kansas City International Airport is also known as KCI along with MCI.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3670 times:

TWA was started in California, not Kansas City, but Kansas City was a significant base for them since the early days. They had a major maintenance base at MKC, which was prone to flooding (MKC is right on the Missouri River). After a major flood in the late 50's or early 60's (can't remember the exact date), TWA and the City of Kansas City worked together towards planning and building a new airport and maintenance facility several miles northwest of the city (MCI). AA has taken over the maintenance base at MCI, and is closing TWA's administrative center, which is just east of their maintenance base. At its height, TWA employed 4000 people in KC.


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