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Airport

Kansas City International Airport

The Kansas City Aviation Department owns and operates Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The Aviation Department's mission is to provide outstanding airport services in a safe and cost-effective manner for the benefit of citizens, visitors, airlines and customers. The department is an enterprise fund department of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation or maintenance of the airports in the system.

Airlines

Airline Reservations
Baggage Terminal Gate
Number Curbside
Check-in

Airline

Air Canada

Reservation/Baggage

888-247-2262
800-221-6903

Terminal

A

Gate Number

10 - 14

Curbside Check In

yes

Air Tran Airways

800-247-8726
866-247-2428
B 32 no
Alaska Airlines 800-252-7522
877-815-8253
B 50 - 60 yes
American Airlines 800-433-7300
800-535-5225
C 76 - 79 yes

Continental Airlines

ALL FLIGHTS NOW OPERATED BY UNITED AIRLINES
Delta Airlines 800-221-1212
800-325-8224
B 50 - 60 yes
Frontier Airlines 800-432-1359
877-376-6437
C 81 - 85 yes
Seaport Airlines 888-573-2767

Signature Flight Support 880 Mexico City Ave no
Southwest Airlines 800-435-9792
816-270-3215
B 37 - 45 yes

United Airlines

800-241-6522
816-221-6903
A





C
10 - 14
Chicago O'Hare
Denver
San Francisco
Washington Dulles

67 - 69
Cleveland
Houston Intercontintl
Newark
no





no
US Airways 800-428-4322
800-371-4771
A 6 - 8 no

Nonstop Destinations

Fly nonstop to 48 cities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico from KCI. Choose a destination from the list below to see your choice of nonstop flights from KCI.
Albuquerque Atlanta
Austin Baltimore
Boston Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico Charlotte
Chicago-Midway Chicago-O'Hare
Cincinnati Cleveland
Dallas-Ft. Worth Dallas-Love
Denver Detroit
Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Myers
Harrison Houston-Hobby
Houston-Intercontinental Indianapolis
Las Vegas Los Angeles
Memphis Milwaukee
Minneapolis-St. Paul Nashville
New Orleans New York-LaGuardia
Newark Oakland
Oklahoma City Orlando
Philadelphia Phoenix
Portland Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Salina Salt Lake City
San Diego San Francisco
Seattle St. Louis
Tampa Toronto
Washington-Dulles Washington-Reagan

Security Tips

Security at Kansas City International Airport is handled by two entities working closely as a team.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is responsible for the security of airline passengers, their belongings and the aircraft. Visit the TSA Web site for security information, packing guidelines and official travel tips.

KCI Airport Police is responsible for the safety and security of everyone who uses KCI. Their jurisdiction includes the terminal buildings, all roads and parking lots. To contact Airport Police, call 816-243-5237.

Parking Map

All KCI parking facilities are open 24 hours. Disabled parking is available in all lots at the posted rates. Economy Parking Lot "A" may be used as a cell phone waiting area and the first two hours are free.

Garage Parking Details

Terminal A : 1888 spaces available

Terminal B : 1106 spaces available

Terminal C : 2013 spaces available

Garages are open 24 hours.

Call 816.243.5870 for more information

First 1/2 hour: $1.00
1/2 - 1 hr: $3.00
1-24 hrs: $3.00 per hour
$22.00 per day maximum

Frequently Asked Questions

What job opportunities are available at KCI?

Employment opportunities for KCI Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport are posted on-line at the City of Kansas City, Missouri
For employment as a security screener at KCI, contact First Line Security at www.firstlinets.com . Other employment opportunities may be available at the airport through our tenants, including the airlines, food and retail vendors, and more. Please contact these companies directly for specific information.

How early should I arrive for my flight at KCI?

We recommend that you arrive 90 minutes before your scheduled departure time, and two hours prior for international flights. If you are parking in our Economy Lot, please allow 15 minutes to allow for time for our complimentary shuttle to make its route to the terminal.

How can I get from one terminal to another?

The RED BUS provides complimentary transportation among all three terminals. Bus stops are located outside each terminal building and are designated by overhead signs marked “Red Inter-Terminal Connection.”

What kind of identification do I need?

For domestic travel, one government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, is sufficient. A passport is required for all international flights. For information about obtaining a passport or visa information.

What can I carry on the airplane and how does it need to be packed?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) limits each traveler to one carry-on bag and one personal bag (i.e., purse or briefcase). Please visit the website for the TSA for a complete list of prohibited items, as well as packing tips to make your travel go as smoothly as possible. In addition, we also recommend that you check with your airline for any further security and baggage requirements.

What are my parking options at KCI?

The following are available:
Economy Parking, $6.00 per day (first two hours are free). A complimentary BLUE BUS runs 24/7 to and from the terminals. All buses have disabled accessibility along with "kneeling" capabilities which lower the buses. Circle Parking, pro-rated hourly up to a maximum of $15 daily. Garage Parking, pro-rated hourly up to a maximum of $22 daily. Payment for parking can be made with cash, major credit and debit cards, as well as travelers checks. For additional information call 816-243-5870.

How do I get in touch with Lost and Found at the Airport?

For items left in the terminal areas (outside security screening), parking lots or on the RED BUS or the BLUE BUS, call (816) 243-5237. For items left at the security check-points, call (816) 270-5215. For items left at the ticket counters, on the aircraft or inside a departure lounge, contact your airline. For items left at the KCI Rental Car Facility or in a rental car, call (816) 243-2034. For items left on a KCI Rental Car Shuttle Bus, call (816) 243-1390.

What rental car companies and other ground transportation services are available at KCI?

Ground transportation options at KCI can be found on the Ground Transportation page of our website.

Is Wi-Fi available at KCI?

Yes, free Wi-Fi service is available in all of our terminals. Visit the Wi-Fi page on our website for further questions about our Wi-Fi service.

Are lockers available at KCI?

No.

Does KCI have a fixed-base operator?

Yes. On-airport Fixed-Base Operator Executive Beechcraft offers basic fueling, charter and ground transportation services. Many regional aircraft operators merely fly into Kansas City International Airport and are shuttled to the airline terminals to be transported to their final destination outside the region.

Has KCI undergone any renovations since it was built?

The terminals recently underwent a major renovation in which the buildings were “gutted” from top to bottom. Changes include new, national-brand and local flavor restaurants and shops, updated flight information displays, upgraded HVAC system, new baggage claim devices, user-friendly ground transportation kiosks, and a new wireless network. Even the glass, both inside and outside of the terminals, has been replaced.

How big is KCI?

The KCI complex spans more than 10,000 acres, and its three runways can accommodate up to 139 aircraft operations per hour. Each of its three terminals is more than 1/3 of a mile long at 2,225 feet.

Who built KCI and how long has it been open?

Kansas City International Airport was built by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and opened in 1972. KCI's three-terminal, “drive-to-gate” design brings departure gates just a few steps from the curb. Its lack of congestion, easy terminal access and low number of flight delays have long established it as one of the most convenient commercial airports in the world.

Why does KCI experience so few flight delays?

Uncongested air and ground space, short taxi time, and a low weather-related closure/cancellation rate are why KCI consistently ranks among the lowest in delays of all U.S. airports. Three runways, two of them parallel with 6,575 feet of separation, Category III instrument Landing System and other features help keep operations smooth in even the worst of weather. New surfaces on the runways, taxiways and terminal aprons, along with ongoing infrastructure improvements, enhance the airport's efficiency and convenience to air carriers.

On-Airport Shuttle Bus Information

RED BUS - To Circle Parking Lots and Other KCI Terminals
"Red Buses" offer free transportation to and from Circle Parking Lots and between terminals. Red Bus stops are located on the curbs outside each terminal building and are marked with overhead signs. Buses arrive approximately every 15 minutes. Lift-equipped buses are available on-demand by calling 816.243.5219.

BLUE BUS - To Economy Parking Lots
"Blue Buses" offer free transportation to and from the Economy Parking Lots. At the terminals, Blue Bus stops are located on the curbs outside the terminals and are marked with overhead signs. In the Economy Lots, Blue Buses stop at each covered shelter. Buses arrive approximately every 10 minutes. For more information, call 5870 from any in-terminal WHITE courtesy phone. All Blue Buses are wheelchair lift-equipped.

Metro Bus Service


The Metro operates to and from KCI Monday through Friday. Metro buses accept cash and Monthly Bus Passes. The regular fare one-way to or from KCI is $1.50. Reduced fare for eligible seniors, youths and persons with disabilities with a Metro reduced farecard or Medicare card is $0.75.

Fareboxes accept exact change only; if you do not have exact change the driver can issue a change card that holds a credit. Inform the driver before inserting money into the farebox if you want a change card.

For routes, schedules and additional information on the Metro please check out their web site at www.kcata.org or contact The Metro directly at 816-221-0660.

Taxi Service

Courtesy phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside the terminal at each bag claim area and at other strategic locations outside the terminal exits. Make sure that you give the dispatcher your exact location.

Fares may be pro-rated (shared) when the originating passenger requests it and all other passengers agree.

If calling from a personal phone, call 816.243.2345.

Rates are $2.50 plus $2.10 per mile. Rates may vary due to traffic delays and waiting time.

Notice:
City ordinance requires taxicab operators to take all trips regardless of length. If short-trip service is refused, obtain the name and vehicle number of the cab and report it by calling 816.243.5237. It is also illegal for taxi drivers to solicit your business without invitation.
Shuttle Services
AERO Shuttle Express
Reservations Only 816-839-1148

Kansas and Missouri

Best Express Shuttle
Reservations Only 866-838-1419

Wichita area

Elite Shuttle of Kansas City
Dedicated Shuttle Service Reservations Only 816-912-2023

Kansas and Missouri

Five Guys Shuttle
Exclusive Shuttle Service Reservations Only
913-748-5423

Kansas and Missouri

KCI Roadrunner Express
Scheduled Shuttle Service & Charter Service
800-826-8294

Ft. Riley, Junction City, Lawrence, Manhattan, Topeka

Ground Transportation, Inc.
Scheduled Shuttle Service
888-467-3729

Lawrence

MO-X
Scheduled Shuttle Service
877-669-4826

Boonville, Columbia

Quicksilver Airport Service
Shared Ride Van
(with 6 hr. notice)
913-262-0905

Kansas City and surrounding area

Rick's Express
Shuttle Service
Reservations only
913-651-4649
800-331-6796

Atchison, Basehor, Bonner Springs, Ft. Leavenworth, Platte City, St. Joseph, Tracy, Weston

Roundabout Kids Transportation
Scheduled Shuttle Service for Children & Adults
(car seats and booster available)
913-488-4224

Kansas and Missouri

Spirit Shuttle
Shuttle Service
Reservations only
660-429-4187

Blue Springs, Independence, Knob Noster, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Whiteman AFB

SuperShuttle
Scheduled Shuttle Service
800-258-3826

Kansas City and surrounding areas

V.I.P Transportation Services, Inc.
Airport Shuttle Service
816-916-4267

Kansas and Missouri

Rental Car Services

1 Nassau Circle
Kansas City, MO 64153

All rental car companies share a Gray Rental Car Shuttle that stops at marked shelters at terminal medians.

Company Phone Number Web Address
ACE 816-464-2100 www.acerentacar.com
Alamo 816-464-5151 www.alamo.com
Avis 816-243-5760 www.avis.com
Budget 816-243-5757 www.budgetkc.com
Dollar 800-800-4000 www.dollar.com
Enterprise 816-464-2500 www.enterprise.com
Fox 816-464-2100 www.foxrentacar.com
Hertz 816-243-5765 www.hertz.com
National 816-243-5770 www.nationalcar.com
Payless 816-464-2100 www.paylesscarrental.com
Thrifty 816-464-5600 www.thrifty.com

Limousine Service

Limousine Company Type of Service Phone Number Fax Number
# 1 Limo Service Private/dedicated service. Will go anywhere the party would like to go. 913-208-6810
913-208-6811
913-334-7652
AERO Shuttle Express Private/dedicated service. Will go anywhere the party would like to go. 816-839-1148 816-817-0654
Airport Luxury Private car service within 50 miles of KCI. 816-454-3332
AGENDA: USA Private/dedicated service. 913-268-4466
Carey (KCTG) Private/dedicated service. Will go anywhere the party would like to go. 816-471-1234 816-471-5844
Classic Limousine & Ground Transportation Prompt, Professional and Guarantied On-Time ground transportation. 913-685-3332
1-866-LIMO490
Corporate Coach Limousine Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 913-432-1700 913-722-4320
Custom Limo Private/dedicated service. Will go anywhere the party would like to go. 913-631-5466 913-441-4646
Escape Limousine Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 816-382-3030 816-623-9011
Executive Express Limousine Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 913-284-6696
Executive Limousines Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 816-801-8500
877-455-7880
816-891-8326
Extreme Limo Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 877-212-LIMO
913-831-2039
913-831-2204
Five Star Livery Service Private/Dedicated Service. 816-472-0909 816-471-7419
Ground Transportation Scheduled Shuttle Service. 888-467-3729
Johnson County Limo Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 913-381-5100
K.C. Executive Livery Services, Inc. Prompt, courteous private town car service to your destination. 913-901-8445
877-569-3054
913-649-5255
KCI Limo Private/dedicated service. Services the entire metro area. 816-472-9696 816-741-7988
K-MO Limo Private/dedicated service Services the entire metro area. 913-780-6200 913-780-1244
Leader Worldwide Chauffeured Services Serving Kansas City and nationwide. 866-770-5323
816-753-5323
816-817-0366
Overland Limousine Service Private/Dedicated service for Kansas city metro area and world-wide. 913.381.3504
800-575-4845
816-756-3208
Regal Limousine & Transportation Private/dedicated service for the greater metropolitan Kansas City and surrounding areas. 816-584-0057
816-817-5932
Sinatra Limousine, Inc. Luxury Town Car Sedans & 8-10 passenger limousines. 913-338-5466
866-685-5466
913-338-2644
Tess Limousine & Airport Services Private/dedicated service for the greater metropolitan Kansas City and surrounding areas. 913-385-1100
Westport Livery Service Non-stop private car service within metro KC. 913-722-0033
800-815-0081
913-722-5885

Directions

Located just a 20 minute drive from downtown Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport is one of the nation's most convenient airports. From KCI, it's quick and easy to reach any destination in the metro area.

 

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