The official address of the new terminal is One Kansas City Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64153. The new terminal was built on the site of the now demolished Terminal A, which had been closed for several years because of airline mergers. Terminals B and C continued to operate during construction until the new single terminal opened on February 28, 2023. Terminals B and C are now permanently closed. The project is not a new airport, but a new, consolidated terminal and parking garage. All three runways, various taxiways, tenant area/buildings and other numerous facilities on the KCI Airport campus will remain in place.
Although timelines can change with projects as large and multifaceted as a new terminal, the project was finished on time and on budget in early 2023. The doors to the new terminal officially opened February 28, 2023.
Amenities are accessible to passengers of all airlines, just beyond the security checkpoints. A few of the amenities include enhanced food and beverage options, local and national specialty shops with convenience and gifts offerings, centralized customer service helpdesks, performance areas, art installations, airfield views, an inclusive play area, nursing mothers rooms, service animal relief areas, a military USO, a Delta Sky Club premium lounge, gracious crowd circulation, flexibility for future changes, and so much more.
From the moment travelers arrive at the new terminal, they can enjoy the uniquely Kansas City-inspired dining and shopping experiences with nearly 50 shops and restaurants, 80% of which are local brands and concepts. The new terminal offers a variety of eateries with some featuring table service while others offer grab ‘n go or counter/café styles. To view a list of current concessions, visit the airport’s new website. For information on how the concessions program was developed during construction, please click here for more information.
After dozens of studies and assessments in recent years, the airlines, in conjunction with the Aviation Department and airport terminal experts from across the country, determined that it was more cost-effective and efficient to build a new single terminal than try to renovate the existing three terminals. The existing space was too small and in the wrong configuration to accommodate larger planes, current security measures, covered passenger drop-off and pick-up and many other conveniences. The new terminal has a two-level curbside drop-off and pickup-design, so there is less traffic in the arrival and departure areas. A 6,300-spot parking garage is adjacent to the new terminal. Two moving walkways connect gates inside the terminal. Each gate has larger waiting areas for passengers. There is now room for more restrooms, restaurants, charging stations and other amenities inside the secure passenger area. The end result is a modern terminal built to be flexible, accommodating and equipped to operate efficiently for decades to come.
The new terminal fully meets or exceeds all ADA regulations and guidelines. View our Accessibility and Inclusion page on the airport’s new website, flykc.com.
Click here for information about how the art program was developed during construction of the new terminal. Or visit our public art page on the airport’s new website, flykc.com.
Terminals B and C were not affected because the new terminal was constructed on the site of the demolished and separate Terminal A. The interiors of Terminals B and C operated as normal throughout the construction period but are now permanently closed.
The only road change was the conversion of one-way traffic near Terminals B and C to two-way access. When the changeover occurred, travelers were advised to slow down and arrive early for flights.
No, airlines operated as usual in Terminals B and C until they closed permanently on February 27, 2023, to switch over to the new, single terminal.
The project is now closed. But if you would like to do business with the Kansas City Aviation Department or one of our partners, please visit our business page on the the airport’s new website, flykc.com.
Yes, a 6,300-spot, multi-level parking garage has been constructed adjacent to the new terminal. There is also a new 900-space surface lot within walking distance of the terminal. Economy Parking remains an option as well. Visit the parking page on the airport’s new website, flykc.com.
The new parking garage replaces the three old garages and the circle parking lots with plenty of room to grow. The airport still offers Economy Parking as well as Park Air Express. For more information, visit the parking page on the airport’s new website, flykc.com.