Kansas City Intl Airport Information

The Kansas City International Airport is located just over fifteen miles north of downtown Kansas City, Missouri on Interstate 29. It is the primary airport serving the entire Kansas City Metropolitan Area.

KCI consists of three runways that serve approximately 150 commercial and cargo flights each day. Over 10 million passengers pass through the airport each year.

Kansas City International was designed with three separate and unconnected terminals. Each terminal is on a single level shaped like the letter "C". Passengers may enter the terminal directly at the gate of their chosen flight. Travelers should make sure that they park near the correct terminal and enter the correct side of the terminal corresponding to their flight's gate number. There are no moving walkways inside the terminals and there is quite a distance from one end of a terminal to another. The only way to get from one terminal to another terminal is to walk or wait for one of the shuttles that take passengers between the three separate terminals.

Most of the major U.S. airlines operate from Kansas City International, but the major airline with the most arrivals and departures is Southwest. Frontier Airlines is also a major presence in the Kansas City market.

KCI has a central building where all the car rental companies are located. Shuttles operate between this building and the three terminals. Renting a car at the airport is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to travel from KCI. There is bus service from the airport to downtown Kansas City. However, Kansas City does not have an extensive public transportation system, so if a traveler wants to get around the city, having a car is the easiest option. Taxi service to and from the airport is available, but it is expensive due to the distance to the airport especially from the southern suburbs where many of the major corporations are located.