Thursday, January 17, 2019
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! PREZ TRUMP SHUT DOWN STALLS NEW KCI AIRPORT DESPERATELY SEEKING CASH!!!
Let's call this the bait and switch update that our blog community noted nearly two weeks ago . . .
Fox4: Consultant says agreement on new single-terminal KCI airport ‘weeks’ away
That's an optimistic prediction but here are the deets:
Lou Salomon said the airlines are coming to grips with the $1.64 billion price tag.
Salomon represents airlines serving KCI. He said the costs associated with a new terminal won't be a surprise to airline executives.
Eight carriers at KCI have been reviewing plans for a new terminal, and all are in agreement with the design and functionality of a new larger terminal than originally proposed, with more gates.
Salomon reassured city council members that this project will not "crater."
"That’s my calming message. Relax. This is normal," Salomon said. "This is a very expensive project. Airports are a very complicated environment. You’re not just moving people. You’re moving cars. You are moving baggage. You’re moving airplanes."
Salomon told council members not to expect all eight carriers to sign long-term leases to operate at KCI.
Translation . . .
KCI WILL LOSE AIRLINES THANKS TO THE PRICEY NEW AIRPORT!!!
The consequence of this is that locals might have to pick up the tab for this lousy deal that grows increasingly more costly by the day.
Remember the REAL cost is closer to $4-BILLION and already KCMO needs to borrow at least 72-million to keep the thing running.
Developing . . .