TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY INSIDERS FEAR NEW AIRPORT COULD SEND DOWNTOWN WHEELER AIRPORT TO THE GOLDEN GHETTO!!!
Let's make this quick and dirty with the promise that we've got a lot more insights about how the current KCI single terminal scheme could help this town crash and burn.
Okay . . . Now . . .
Let's say we build the new airport like so many developers, politicos and Russ Johnson desire . . .
Now, it has already been documented by smarter people . . .
"Kansas City is borrowing money from the airport, with interest, to cover losses it incurred in tax abatements to things such as the Power & Light District."
SOOOOOOO . . . An expensive new single-terminal would cause all of that cash to dry up.
Well . . . What nobody has mentioned so far . . .
KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN WHEELER AIRPORT IS PRETTY MUCH DEPENDENT ON KCI FUNDING SO WHATEVER DECISION THEY MAKE OUT IN THE STIX COULD IMPACT DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY!!!
Worst case scenario:
- They build the new single-terminal scheme.
- Wheeler Airport is forced to raise rates.
- All of the corporate jets housed near Downtown KCMO then decide that the JoCo airport is much more attractive and closer to where they live anyhoo . . .
Wheeler Airport doesn't have to lose that much biz to become a total disaster and risk shutdown.
And so . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS WARN US THAT ONCE AGAIN JOCO STANDS READY TO BENEFIT FROM KANSAS CITY, MO ECO-DEVO GAMES AND COULD POACH A LOT OF PRIVATE JET TRAVEL THANKS TO THE SINGLE-TERMINAL KCI SCHEME!!!
We're not sure if they'll mention this at the JoCo KCI Meet-up tonight but rest assured that most people at the discussion will be happy to watch even more biz fly away from Kansas City proper.
Developing . . .