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by blhp68
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?
Replies: 25
Views: 3904

Re: (Rumor) FI not returning to MCI in 2020?

TATL PDEW from MCI is over 370 so demand is obviously there. Perhaps FI just wasn't the best fit. Any chance MCI could interest BA, Condor, DL or even Aer Lingus (not sure if the A321NEO has the range)? Cerner and Garmin alone could probably fill the premium cabin. If IND and CVG have service then ...

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by blhp68
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 45761?s=21
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Delta starts running the A220 between MCI and SEA in March 2020.

Source: https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 45761?s=21

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by blhp68
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

FI's enplanements for May 2019 was 815 compared to May 2018 of 442. An 84% increase. How many more flights? 2019 service started on the 24th of May so I believe it totaled 5 flights for that month. I'm particularly paying close attention to this year of service since once the 2019 season concludes ...

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by blhp68
Sat May 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

DL recently added another frequency to BOS in the fall. Also saw on the STL thread that AS dropped their planned 737 addition to SAN route

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by blhp68
Fri May 10, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes
Replies: 87
Views: 14986

Re: American Airlines Adds New Domestic/Mexico/Caribbean Routes

DCA JFK is ending for runway construction and resumes in Nov JFK RIC is just more slot squatting...but at least it is an interesting add If they are looking at adding some more RJ routes...XNA MCI STL...all would be nice JFK monopoly adds I doubt MCI gets added, they don't even fly to LGA from MCI ...

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by blhp68
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16423

Re: AA Adds New Routes

DTW-LAX is a big hole in the AA network. Has AA even flown DTW-LAX in the last 30 years? UA's DTW-SFO was gone for a long time - and that had the attraction of TPAC destinations not served by NW. UA had brought back DTW-SFO nonstop service back in June 2017. I agree that AA adding DTW-LAX nonstop s...

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by blhp68
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 14414

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Groundbreaking is set for 3/25. (sarcastic voice off) Good to hear. A new terminal is much needed for future growth, and the sooner, the better Would anyone put it past KC-MO government to mean March 25, 2020? Because that would be the most KC-MO thing ever. (I know in local Kansas City parlance, t...

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by blhp68
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 121
Views: 14414

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

Wn will dehub Bna, Stl, and mdw to hub up mci since the new airport will be opening soon, according to certain posters and people on Twitter LOL. They haven't broken ground on the new terminal and AFAIK they haven't even figured out how they're going to pay for it. Not going to happen. Groundbreaki...

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by blhp68
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Groundbreaking set for 3/25.

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by blhp68
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Council will vote on final development agreement tomorrow https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2019/02/27/airlines-sign-kci-development-agreement.html?iana=hpmvp_kan_news_headline Sure it will be theatrical as it has been so far.... Council approved the project on Thursday. Demolition equipm...

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by blhp68
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1869
Views: 235243

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

DL BOS-MCI going up to 3 daily starting in September with CRJ-900's. A typical week appears Sun = 2x Mon-Fri=5x Sat= 1x They are also going only 1 daily for Holiday Breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years). I was very surprised about the day before Thanksgiving being only one daily - must not be...

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by blhp68
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... s_headline

Sure it will be theatrical as it has been so far....
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Council will vote on final development agreement tomorrow https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... s_headline

Sure it will be theatrical as it has been so far....

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by blhp68
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

What is the realistic timeframe for the new terminal to open? late 2021? They say it should be completed by the early 2020s but they haven't even started yet and there are already hurt feelings and financial disagreements. That doesn't even take into consideration any difficulties or delays they mi...

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by blhp68
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: MCI thread - 2018

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 38525.html
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More to come at the 2/7/19 hearing but this was published last night: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politic ... 38525.html

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by blhp68
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 833
Views: 108506

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

A few things to point out in the Q3 fare data IND-BOS 392 total PDEW avg fare $218: WN 186 PDEW $166 PDEW, DL 165 PDEW $256 Notes: BOS-IND was DL's second highest fare route from BOS(excluding LAX, SEA, SLC, SFO) behind CVG, will be very interesting to watch what the market looks like this summer w...

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by blhp68
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Hello All, 2018 was an eventful year for Kansas City - First ever TATL service via Icelandair which saw great success (around 84% occupancy) - Further design changes to the new terminal project (an addition of gates from 35 to 39) - More delays and mishaps with the execution of the new terminal pro...

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by blhp68
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

Hello All, 2018 was an eventful year for Kansas City - First ever TATL service via Icelandair which saw great success (around 84% occupancy) - Further design changes to the new terminal project (an addition of gates from 35 to 39) - More delays and mishaps with the execution of the new terminal pro...

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by blhp68
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 10993

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2019

What is the realistic timeframe for the new terminal to open? late 2021? Around late 2021 to early 2022 is the goal. However, given the incompetence and mismanagement of the project who knows. It could end up like Brandenburg. As of early November. In addition to the cost going up, the completion d...

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by blhp68
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 274
Views: 32956

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I'm wondering how pissed off SAV and JAX are right now... Very its nothing compared to MCI, STL, Columbus, CVG, SAC I honestly think MCI is content with FI and understand their place in the pecking order with BA. Honestly, wouldn't be surprised to see the next int'l carrier at MCI be something othe...

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by blhp68
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?
Replies: 41
Views: 6683

Re: How is Icelandair performing at MCI?

clrd4t8koff wrote:
Does FI provide J passengers with any kind of lounge access at MCI?


No, they do not. I don't believe there are any lounges in general at MCI any longer.

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by blhp68
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6046

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

citationjet wrote:
The FI website does not show flights out of MCI to KEF after mid October 2018. Is this being discontinued or is it seasonal service?


Currently planned to operate on a seasonal basis for two years unless demand proves otherwise.

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by blhp68
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2810

Re: MCI thread - 2018

UpNAWAy wrote:
In MCI for my first time this weekend. Why the strange split the terminals in half. Why not just a blocked of area for security and than have the rest of the terminal be past security? Seems like a ridiculously waste of space?


New terminal on the way in 2022 will solve this conundrum

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by blhp68
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29687

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Terminal B does get pretty busy in the afternoon so that may be why a lot of the restaurants were so busy. Not really restaurant related, but the airport has put out an RFP for a speciality coffee roaster to set up shop in both of the terminals. I wonder if it will be Temple, Insight, Old Soul, Cho...

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by blhp68
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2810

Re: MCI thread - 2018

Spirit added MCI-FLL beginning on 11/9. 4/X weekly

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by blhp68
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10475

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

MCI-MIA is very interesting...that was a route that had nothing up until a few years ago and now AA is doing twice daily (not counting the WN non-stop to FLL) I know they started it with a 738 and then bumped it down to an ERJ, I'm assuming the new flight is an ERJ too? Glad to see they were able t...

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by blhp68
Fri May 25, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6046

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Ranking of US airports without a link to Iceland .......by annual pax. Where would MCI sit.....?? http://www.anna.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/top-unserved-1.png and while we are at it, here are the favourite European destinations. http://www.anna.aero/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/top-EU-destinati...

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by blhp68
Fri May 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 54
Views: 6046

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

Today is the day! Icelandair begins its first ever flight to Kansas City this evening. This is also MCI's first scheduled flight to Europe and is the end result after 10 years of lobbying to airlines. I'm hopeful this flight will grow beyond seasonal and into year round. I did a dummy booking for t...

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by blhp68
Sat May 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?
Replies: 89
Views: 11017

Re: Why has MCI failed as a hub city?

As an MCI resident, I am excited for the new terminal and fortunate for the service we have today. As most pointed out, small economy is probably the largest contributing factor

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by blhp68
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 130090

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

3046, N346DN, ferried from MCI>ATL earlier today, and immediately entered service: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N346DN What's the reason for these new aircraft being delivered to Kansas City? Seems like an odd place. I lived there for many years. It's not really that odd when you take the Ch...

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by blhp68
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2810

Re: MCI thread - 2018

Has Icelandair to KEF basically put an end to any other direct transatlantic link? Not necessarily. Quote from this article:http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article193716934.html “I don’t see this as us saying yes to Iceland and no to London, but us being engaged and proving Kansa...

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by blhp68
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2810

Re: MCI Thread

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1363043
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Latest can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1363043

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by blhp68
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21103

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

MCI-RDU (I think this is new) 1x daily STL-BDL 1x daily MCI-RDU ran for a few years in the early 2000s. Essentially connected rdu with sjc via mci. Glad to see it back! I dont beleive that is qute right about WN on MCI-RDU. The only service NS MCI-RDU was Midwest Express, then Express Jet solo bran...

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by blhp68
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21103

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

Jshank83 wrote:
MCI-RDU (I think this is new) 1x daily
STL-BDL 1x daily


MCI-RDU ran for a few years in the early 2000s. Essentially connected rdu with sjc via mci. Glad to see it back!

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by blhp68
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12270

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 96599.html
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MOU has advanced out of the council, paving the way for the next steps with Edgemoor. I was in attendance at city council, 90 minutes of debate with plenty of theater. Whew!

http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 96599.html

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by blhp68
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 12406

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-International?

Comparing Kansas City, MO/Detroit, MI/Nat'l avg. Violent Crime--91/95.5/31.1 Property Crime--65.7/66.1/38.1 Im not in a rush to visit either place!! Is it mostly gang violence, or is it certain areas? Have to go for work in the near future. Much thx. From a KC perspective, like most American cities...

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by blhp68
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 12406

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI

Just out of curiosity, what does MCI's FIS look like? Considering how narrow the terminal is and how small the gate areas are, I would imagine the FIS is tiny. They are currently spending 12 million to overhaul the gate/holding areas. This will be ready in time for the first flight. In 4-5 years a ...

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by blhp68
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 12406

Re: MCI announcement 1/9-International?

https://twitter.com/st_vockrodt/status/ ... 8498913280
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Iceland Air it is! https://twitter.com/st_vockrodt/status/ ... 8498913280

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by blhp68
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 12406

Re: MCI announcemtn 1/9-International?

Prepare to be surprised. First announcement of a few new routes from this carrier if my sources are correct. Major network changes coming. Hmm. Beyond the usual F9/NK upheavals, we've been waiting to see how Sun Country takes forward their new business strategy. MCI would be a familiar sort of mark...

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by blhp68
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI announcement 1/9-Icelandair announces KEF-MCI
Replies: 136
Views: 12406

Re: MCI announcemtn 1/9-International?

arcticcruiser wrote:
Prepare to be surprised. First announcement of a few new routes from this carrier if my sources are correct. Major network changes coming.


The suspense!!!!

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by blhp68
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12270

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

Looks like the Kansas City city council isn't going to make things easy. Rejected the MOU with Edgemoor today. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article189896119.html I was actually at one of the open house events that Edgemeoor has been putting on, right as this was all going down. They...

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by blhp68
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta gates at airports for expansion
Replies: 136
Views: 23385

Re: Delta gates at airports for expansion

Capn wrote:
Can posters from the following cities tell us how many gates DELTA in them ?
PDX
LAS
MCI
SAT
CLE
PHL
TPA
IAD
PIT
IAH
DFW

Thanks in advance


DL leverages 6 gates at MCI.

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by blhp68
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2017
Replies: 539
Views: 65635

Re: STL Air Service Discussion

STL has absolutely nothing to worry about. WN is completely committed to growing (not shrinking) STL. The community supports WN in spades and WN management LUVS that. Strong rumors that STL will be the next Pilot/Flight Attendant base and if that happens, there's virtually zero chance that WN signi...

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by blhp68
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12270

Re: MCI New Terminal Vote

All that really matters is the metro population since that is who the airport serves. Given that, STL is about 2.8MM whereas KC is about 2.1MM. Even with essentially no growth in St Louis metro vs 5% in KC metro, it's going to take a while to catch up and to be honest, I think St Louis and the surr...

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by blhp68
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12270

Re: MCI New Terminal Vote

In comparing to STL keep in mind that while growth is much stronger in KC, St Louis is still a bigger city overall. Also, STL terminal for WN is much more conducive to connections than MCI which helps drive some of the additional flying. Yeah, KC vs STL is interesting...Kansas City is the largest c...

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by blhp68
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12270

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

https://www.kci-edgemoor.com/

City and developer still need to finalize the MOU. If all goes as planned they expect to break ground in the Summer of 2018.
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Here is the site put together by the developer: https://www.kci-edgemoor.com/

City and developer still need to finalize the MOU. If all goes as planned they expect to break ground in the Summer of 2018.

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by blhp68
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 107
Views: 12270

Re: MCI New Terminal Vote

Another reminder. New Terminal does not equal More Flights. This is a huge fallacy being spread by KC media. Do not expect WN to dismantle STL to bring more flights to MCI. Also, keep in mind MCI posted a deficit in passenger numbers last month. The market is not performing. While the previous mont...

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by blhp68
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2962

Re: Why did AA end LGAMCI?

Five flights on DL + one on SWA would appear to be intense competition. MCI doesn't have enough of an AA base to really sustain a route with so much competition. Both LAX and LGA are off of AA's scheduling books...they didn't last too long.

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by blhp68
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 8935

Re: MCI Thread

Jshank83 wrote:
How are we feeling about the vote? Think it will pass?


I think it will pass, there is no organized opposition and the money is flowing in for the "yes" crowd. Southwest gave 50k to the campaign just last week.

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