Selling Kansas Citians on new airport -- good luck with that
The Kansas City Star
Call it the Kansas City Aviation Department’s hail Mary pass.
It has hired Global Prairie, a public relations firm, to help sell area residents on junking the three terminals at Kansas City International Airport for a single terminal, The Kansas City Star reports. Now that would replace the ease and convenience that people in this town and region have enjoyed for more than 40 years.
In return they will get lines, security headaches, difficulty parking and possibly even missed flights. It might be different if there were a light rail system that enabled Kansas City area residents to leave their cars at home and take a train to KCI.
But that is not the way Kansas City rolls. Getting to KCI is the toughest thing that travelers have to do because it is quite a hop on the highway in the Northland.
But once there, it is a dream comparatively to get on a flight.
A redo of the airport will make the airlines happy and possibly bring more hub traffic and stores to Kansas City.
But people in this area won’t be happy, and they won’t vote for it.