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Kansas City International Airport

Read on to discover Kansas City International Airport, its facilities and services it provides, the best destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Kansas City International Airport

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Kansas City International Airport (IATA: MCI) formerly known as Mid-Continent International Airport, is an international airport that serves 11.8 million passengers each year and this number is the second busiest in its history. The airport opened in 1951 and serves cities within the United States. The airport has an area of 10,680 acres and owns three runways. The airport had 124,556 aircraft operations, an average of 341 per day.

Kansas City International Airport is the primary hub for Southwest Airlines and a focus city for Delta Air Lines.

Kansas City International Airport Location

The airport is located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri:


Kansas City International Airport offers facilities and services to provide ease and comfort for its travellers. In total, the airport has many gates and food and beverage shops opened throughout the terminals in the airport.

Facilities Include:

The airport has a variety of shopping and dining shops are available from popular restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Business Centre

Family services

Mobile Charging



kansas runway

Kansas City airport currently has three runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
1L/19R 10,801 3,292 Asphalt
1R/19L 9,500 2,896 Concrete
9/27 9,501 2,896 Asphalt



Terminal B

Terminal B has in total 20 gates numbered from B31 to B60. Its largest carriers are Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, both having many daily flights in Terminal B.

Terminal C

Terminal 2 has a total of 22 gates numbering from C61 to C90.

Airlines that fly to Kansas City International Airport

The following table consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Kansas City International Airport:

Air Canada Alaska Airlines Allegiant Airlines American Airlines
American Eagle Delta Air Lines Delta Connection Frontier Airlines
Icelandair Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines United Airlines
United Express JetBlue Lufthansa

Top Destinations

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 524,990 Delta, Southwest
2 Denver, Colorado 460,550 Frontier, Southwest, United
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 309,650 American, United
4 Chicago–Midway, Illinois 270,880 Southwest
5 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 263,330 American
6 Los Angeles, California 253,620 Delta, Southwest, Spirit
7 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 235,090 American, Southwest
8 Dallas-Love, Texas 232,550 Southwest
9 Las Vegas, Nevada 222,910 Southwest, Spirit
10 Oakland, California 222,780 Delta, Southwest

The most popular destinations from May 2018 - April 2019. Statistics from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

How to get to Kansas City International Airport

By Road

Many companies provide taxicab services at Kansas City International Airport. If you need a taxi, go outside of the baggage claim area. There are drop-off and pick-up areas at the terminals and short and long-stay multi-storey car parks you can use to park your car at a cost. Taxis are metered, and reservations are not required as of December 2018, the starting fare costs $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile. It takes around 23 minutes from the airport to Kansas City by taxi.

By Public Transport

There are many city buses stopping at the airport Metro Bus Route 129 Boardwalk/KCI has a daily bus service as of December 2018 one-way fare costs $1.50, by cash, change card or bus pass. In addition to this shuttle services are available on-airport and off-airport. It takes around 1 hour from the airport to Kansas City by bus.

By Rental Car

You can rent from a selection of cars from the many car hire companies located at the airport. Care rental companies such as ACE, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty offer these services.