nomadcowatbk wrote:Highlander wrote:WoodDraw wrote:Missouri could undercut any Kansas airport in one day. The state would have to issue the bonds and even then...
One of the main points the recent proposals made was that kci has runway infrastructure that other cities would beg for. A Kansas airport is a pipedream.
Kansas isn't going to replace KCI but the idea of a second competing airport isn't as far fetched as people think it is. All they need is an airline to agree and FAA approval. They certainly have the nearby customer base that would more than welcome it. If a new terminal is voted down by Kansas City, I believe this could and probably will happen at some point in the not too distant future.
Doesn't United fly 767s into KCI occasionally?
Maybe occasionally. Not sure, certainly not a regular basis. The largest jet at KCI I thought was the 175 seat 737. KCI cannot really handle anything much larger because of its security configuration and the narrow nature of the gates behind security.
Not sure if the Olathe Airport can handle the larger 737's so SW going there would be questionable but they can certainly handle regional jets which comprises the bulk of KCI flights.