Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Kansas City 'New' Airport Vote Double Take
A quick compare and contrast from tax fighters regarding the vote under consideration today . . . And a not-so-long-ago study:
KCI MASTER PLAN DEC-2009 vs. NOV 2017
Forecast passenger level mentioned in both Master Plans are near identical.
Aircraft utilized by the airlines mentioned in both Master Plans are near identical.
KCI airport has not lost any runways or air traffic capacity capabilities.
Kansas City Metropolitan population growth remains near identical in both Master Plans.
No Domestic Airlines have issued a letter of intent or made binding obligations to increase flight.
No International Airlines have issued a letter of intent or made binding obligations to increase flight.
None of the Airlines supported a New Single terminal until late 2014.
Why is KCI changing from a long standing Compensatory Airport/Airline agreement to a Residual Airport/Airline agreement?
Why has KCI spent in excess of $15M with consultants and various organizations to gain support for a New Single Terminal.
Why does KCI want to adopt a plan which will take it from one of the lowest Cost Per Enplanement (CPE) Airports in the aviation industry of $4.96 per passenger to nearly $19 per passenger?
Why did the Aviation Department Close Terminal A and the 2000+ parking garage and move the two busiest airlines into Terminal B and then complain about the SELF IMPOSED congestion and shortage of parking?
How will KCI pay for a 1.3B Single Terminal with 50% less gates and support a 85.2M annual payment on top of existing 2016 operational cost of $83M and support a 30 year payout of 2.556B dollars?