Kansas City International Airport

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Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located about 15 miles (24 kilometres) from the central business district of Kansas City, Missouri. It's one of the best mid-sized airports in the USA. Although it mainly functions as a large domestic airport, there are a few international connections to Canada and Mexico.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.



Getting there and away

  • Car: the airport is conveniently located on major highways Interstate 29 and Interstate 435. There are many short-term and long-term parking places available, as well as rental cars. Taxis are available as well.
  • Bus: The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority operates one public bus service to the airport, bus #129. It only operates 18 times per day, between 6:00am and 6:00pm, Monday to Friday. It operates between Terminal C and the downtown bus center with several intermediate stops.
  • Private shuttle companies offer comfortable and expensive minivans, and although there are still wishes for a light-rail system, there is still no approval for this plan.



Getting around

In each terminal there rental car shuttle bus stops. The Rental Car Shuttle Bus is only allowed to stop at their designated shelters located in the median area of each terminal. The Rental Car Shuttle Buses are operated by First Transit and REM Inc and indicate RENTAL CAR SHUTTLE BUS on the side. The shuttles come through the terminal every 2 to 5 minutes. Riding the shuttle is free of charge for all passengers and guests of Kansas City International Airport.



Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are 3 terminals at Kansas Airport, labelled A, B anc C. For more information about airlines, also see the list of airlines and the details about flying with budget airlines.

Terminal A

  • Air Canada Jazz - Toronto-Pearson
  • AirTran Airways - Atlanta, Orlando
  • Great Lakes Airlines - Dodge City, Fort Leonard Wood, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Joplin
  • United Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Denver
  • United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare
  • United Express operated by GoJet Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Washington-Dulles
  • United Express operated by Mesa Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles
  • United Express operated by Shuttle America - Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, Washington-Dulles
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Denver, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
  • US Airways - Charlotte, Phoenix
  • US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin - Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington-Reagan
  • US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines - Charlotte, Philadelphia
  • US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines - Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington-Reagan

Terminal B

  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Delta Connection operated by Comair - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia
  • Delta Connection operated by Freedom Airlines - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit
  • Delta Connection operated by Mesaba Airlines - Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, Salt Lake City
  • Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines - Detroit, Memphis
  • Delta Connection operated by SkyWest Airlines - Salt Lake City
  • Southwest Airlines - Albuquerque, Baltimore, Chicago-Midway, Dallas-Love, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland (OR), St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa

Terminal C

  • American Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
  • American Eagle - Chicago-O'Hare
  • Continental Airlines - Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines - Houston-Intercontinental
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines - Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Frontier Airlines - CancĂșn, Denver, Puerto Vallarta
  • Frontier Airlines operated by Republic Airlines - Austin, Boston, Columbus (OH), Denver, Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New Orleans , New York-LaGuardia, San Francisco, San JosĂ© del Cabo, Seattle/Tacoma, Washington-Reagan




Restaurants and Cafe's that are located on the Kansas City International Airport include the following:

ACinnabon To-GoLocated near Gate 9
Home Turf Sports Bar & GrillLocated near Gate 9
QuiznosLocated near Gate 9
Starbucks CoffeeLocated at Gate 12
BBoulevard BreweryLocated near Gate 56
Burger KingLocated on the second floor, near Gate 36
City Deli24 hour restaurant and bar located near Gate 45
Great Steak & Potato CompanyLocated near Gate 56
Jose Cuervo's TequileriaLocated near Gate 36
SbarroLocated on the second floor, near Gate 36
Starbucks CoffeeLocated on the second floor, near Gate 36
The Fly-ByLocated on the second floor, near Gate 37
CBudweiser Stadium ClubLocated near Gate 77
Starbucks CoffeeLocated at Gate 79.



Keeping connected

While inside any of the KCI terminals, configure your laptop to connect to the nearest Wi-Fi access point by inserting your Wi-Fi compatible Network Interface Card. Then set the wireless SSID LAN to 'KCI' and launch your Internet Browser. Once logged on, the KCI portal page appears and you can check flight information or weather, read airport news, get hotel and entertainment links, and view ground transportation information. You also have unlimited access to the Internet and e-mail. KCI's Wi-Fi service is free.

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