Thursday, January 10, 2019
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COUNCIL THREATENS NEW KCI AIRPORT REBID AMID DELAY AND COST OVERRUNS!!!
Behind the scenes the crisis over delayed construction of the Kansas City airport is reaching critical mass.
A couple of local news outlets are reporting "frustration" and the upcoming Airport Committee Meeting in a couple of hours but that's history not news.
Here's the new hotness FIRST on TKC . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES COUNCIL IS THREATENING EDGEMOOR WITH AN EPIC AND DEVASTATING REBID BECAUSE OF THE NEW KCI IS SIMPLY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WHAT AIRLINES ARE WILLING TO PAY!!!
Here's the sitch as it stands now . . .
- Southwest is stalling. They've been talking with both Mayor Sly & Council in order to get cheaper rent and push smaller carriers out. More than any other company, they demand a new airport specifically designed for their specifications.
- The building was supposed to begin in December. Everybody from the Mayor to the daily newspaper promised as much. Construction isn't even close to starting.
- The new airport and Edgemoor need at least $48-MILLION in KCMO bond financing to continue. Aviation doesn't have the cash to keep the project afloat and Council will be forced to vote on the issue before an election without some decisive action . . . So expect local politicos to be more hawkish.
Meanwhile . . .
A great many MSM reporters are carrying Mayor Sly's rhetoric about a "baggage dispute" that turned out to be nothing more than absolute deception.
Reality . . .
THE NEW KCI AIRPORT DESIGNED BY EDGEMOOR COSTS AT LEAST 4 BILLION BUCKS AND THAT'S FAR TOO PRICEY FOR THE AIRLINES!!!
As with all things, this debate is really about money and both TEAM SLY and local media find the topic too uncomfortable to address in a forthright manner.
Developing . . .