Kansas City, MO, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Kansas City Aviation Department today (6/18/2019) launched an expanded website, BuildKCI.com, to track construction progress over the next four years of the new, single terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The site’s URL and an introductory splash page were previously announced during the groundbreaking in March 2019. Since then, the Aviation Department has added full project information, background and history, future plans, news, FAQs, and an image gallery which includes time lapse video, progress photos and renderings. Also featured are links to social media profiles and the construction team, a newsletter sign-up option and project statistics. The public is invited to make BuildKCI.com a regular destination for all official news and information regarding the new terminal.
“We created BuildKCI.com and Build KCI social media channels to be the official places to follow along to get up-to-date information and images of the project from start in 2019 to finish in 2023,” said Pat Klein, director of aviation. “Those interested can visit and follow, or sign up for email updates and have the information delivered directly to them.”
At just over one million square feet, the Kansas City International Airport New Terminal, Build KCI, is the largest single infrastructure project in the City’s history. It will have a lasting economic impact on the region in the form of new jobs, opportunities for local and small businesses, and a first-class traveler experience for airport users. The facility will open with 39 gates and the ability to expand up to 50 gates in the future. The New Terminal will also include a 6,300 space parking structure, which will be constructed adjacent to the terminal building, a central utility plant, and landside and airside improvements.
The Build KCI project is expected to generate up to 5,000 construction-related jobs. Sixty local partners are already at work on the project, including 41 minority- and women-owned businesses. The project will be funded using 100 percent tax-exempt debt – the most cost efficient approach for the project.
When complete, the new facility will replace the airport’s aging terminals, which opened in 1972. The New Terminal will be built in the footprint of the airport’s existing Terminal A, was decommissioned and demolition is underway. The New Terminal is expected to open in early 2023.
The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general fund tax revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit flykci.com for more information. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Source: Kansas City Airport