Kansas City Airport

Kansas City Airport MCI

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Airport Overview

Kansas City Airport, originally Mid-Continent International Airport, is a public airport in Kansas City, Missouri, US. The airport is owned and operated by the Kansas City Aviation Department.

MCI covers an area of 10,680 acres (4,320 ha). It is 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Kansas City in Platte County, Missouri.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • MCI Airport has always been a civilian airport and has never had an Air National Guard Unit assigned to it.
  • In 2019, Kansas City Airport served more than 11 million passengers.

Maps, Airlines & Amenities

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Airport Traveling Tips

  • The busy hours of the airport include - in the morning between 6:00 am to 7:00 am and in the night between 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • To account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays, passengers are advised to arrive 3 hours before an international flight departure and at least 2 hours before a domestic flight.
  • Before visiting the airport for a flight, please have a look at the MCI Airport Map.
  • Passengers should always keep their belongings in sight during screening. They are responsible for their property as it proceeds through the screening process.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Visitors should make sure they have the details of the terminal and flight number of the arriving passenger(s), in order to avoid any confusion between the terminals.
  • When picking up a passenger from the airport, visitors must stay in touch with the traveler, and ensure they’ve collected all their bags and are ready to be picked up from outside the terminal. Parking curbside in front of the terminal is prohibited. If visitors need to wait, they can use the parking lot.
  • Passengers can be dropped off outside the terminal from where they have to board their flight. They should check the details before heading to the airport about which terminal is to be used, as no vehicles are allowed to be parked at the curb even for a short time.

Flight Status

For arriving or departing flights, check as follows:

  • Arriving flight status provides Kansas City Airport arrival times, time to land, gate information, delays, and time to land.
  • Departing flight status lists actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, flight delays, departure times, and gate information.
  • To find and compare the best fares, check here..

Airport Terminals

Kansas City Airport has 3 Terminals - A, B, and C. For additional information, and to see the terminal locations, please refer to the KCI Airport Terminal Map.

Terminal A

The terminal A was demolished in June 2019, and its construction is expected to finish in 2023.

Terminal B

There are 20 gates on Terminal B, numbered B31-B60.

Terminal C

There are 22 gates on Terminal C, numbered C61-C90. It underwent renovations to better handle international flights.

Airlines Served

Kansas City Airport serves various airlines including Spirit Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, Delta Connection, American Eagle, United Express, and more.

View the list of airlines served and direct-flight destinations from Kansas City Airport.

Airport Parking

Short-Term & Long-Term Parking

Parking at MCI is available at the terminal. There are various parking options available at the Kansas City Airport including hourly, daily, long-term, and more.

Off-site Parking

Various parking lots offer off-airport parking near Kansas City Airport. Most of the off-site lots allow 24/7 access.

Ground Transportation

After arriving at the airport, passengers have a lot of options for ground transportation. The various options include car rentals, buses, airport shites, etc. Also, many passengers utilize ride services like Lyft, Uber, and Taxis.

Car Rentals

Car Rental services can be easily found at MCI Airport. Many car rental agencies are available onsite at the airport and some of the well-known providers include Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty, and more.

Airport Shuttles

A great way to travel from Kansas City Airport is via Airport Shuttles. To get to any major nearby location, passengers can use the various shuttle services. A number of private scheduled shared shuttle services operate from MCI to regional cities including Saint Joseph, Missouri, Columbia, and more.

Buses & Trains

Public Transportation is a cost-effective option for traveling and is easily available outside the airport. Route 229 services the airport on about 18 trips per weekday, and the bus also operates 18 round trips on Saturday and Sunday.

Amenities & Services

To help you have a great stay, Kansas City Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:

Contact Information

Address: 1 International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153, USA

Website: https://www.flykci.com/

Contact: https://www.flykci.com/contact-info/contact-us/

Phone: (816) 243 5237

Kansas City Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • Kansas City Industrial Airport was built after the Great Flood of 1951.
  • In 1954, TWA signed an agreement to move its overhaul base to MCI.
  • In 1956, the first runway was opened.
  • The airport uses AKAL Security, an independent contractor that conforms to TSA's recruiting and training standards.
  • In March 2010, the TSA announced that the airport would be one of the first in the U.S. to have full-body scanners.
  • In November 2004, a $258 million terminal improvement project was completed.
  • In 2006, the airport began offering free Wi-Fi.
  • In May 2007, a new rental car facility and additional art fixtures, were completed.
  • On November 7, 2017, voters in Kansas City approved the construction of the new terminal.
  • In March 2019, groundbreaking on the new terminal was started.
  • In June 2019, demolition of the former Terminal A began, with construction expected to finish in 2023.

Kansas City Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is Kansas City International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code MCI.
The airport is 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Kansas City in Platte County, Missouri.
You can fly to many cities from MCI Airport. To see where you can fly, please have a look at our direct flights page.
The airport remains open 24 hours a day and passengers are permitted to sleep in the airport. Also, visitors can stay inside overnight. We also recommend these MCI layover ideas.
No. There are no safety or any other lockers available at the airport.