Tuesday, October 01, 2019

FACT CHECK: NEW KCI TOO PRICEY!!!

Great look behind the scenes at OUTRAGEOUS KCI PRICING that is only going to get worse with the new airport and is driving the smaller airlines out of our market. Bad news: This takes away options and drives up prices for better destinations. Take a look:

Details emerge regarding Icelandair's departure from KCI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A day after Icelandair it was discontinuing service at Kansas City International Airport, details released indicate a variety of factors were involved in the decision. The service launched in May 2018, thanks in part to a package of incentives from the Kansas City Aviation Department and the Kansas City Area Development Council.

12 comments:

Super Dave said...

So in short the true real figures of what this cost the taxpayers has been released.

Super Dave said...

Sorry I meant to say "Hasn't" been released.

Anonymous said...

but we need a new airport for some reason...

Starting to think that reason is to pay developers rather than actually utility. JOCO really should just make their own and dunk on KCMO

Anonymous said...

Iceland is expensive. Sure the flight was reasonable but once you land in Iceland is it very expensive there. There are places in Europe that cost less that have much more to offer tourists.

Anonymous said...

slie’s gift that keeps on failing, not surprised one bit.

Anonymous said...

The taxpayer will not be told the true cost just like the paseo mlk name change...suckers

Anonymous said...

Kansas City could screw up a wet dream.

Anonymous said...

Just the first of many many surprises that will continue to come floating to the surface as this fiasco continues to unravel.
Land mines as far as the eye can (not) see.
And the financial failures have barely begun.
Dig deep, KCMO taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

Good thing me and the wife got our freebie trip to Iceland as soon as they started service in KC!
---- Jolie "Pro Bono" Justus

Anonymous said...

No problem. The new downtown hotels, the toy train and the bike lanes will all pay for the airport.

Anonymous said...

The "editorial" has nothing to do with the article. No one has an interest in flying to Iceland; destination; connection or otherwise. The Kansas City airport isn't expensive, the Kansas City airport isn't a international destination and doesn't have a population in search of an international destination. For the Kansas City residents more direct flights to larger international airports such as JFK would be of value. For the airport more connections would be of value. The larger airports bring in tens of billions of dollars into the local economy via connections. And the smaller airlines exiting markets isn't a new thing in the US or elsewhere. $1.5 billion isn't a lot of money for an airport serving 2+ million people...

Anonymous said...

^^^ Wrong again. Iceland is popular. Next we'll hear from the TKC community that Boston really isn't much of a college town.


While London and Paris are still the most popular destinations in Europe for American travelers this summer, Reykjavik soared from 17th to third, according to Allianz Global Assistance.

To determine the ranking, Allianz analyzed travel that went through its partners' online booking processes, generating five- to eight-day itineraries for roundtrip flights from May 28 to Sept. 3 originating at U.S. airports.

Since 2015, London has been top destination, followed by Paris. Reykjavik was 28th in 2015, 16th in 2016 and 17th in 2017, and third this year.

"Thanks in part to increased direct airlift from the U.S. to the island nation, Iceland's otherworldly landscapes and colorful city homes have been trending on social media in recent years," Allianz said. "Despite talk of over-tourism and discussion to potentially limit the number of annual visitors to the country, Reykjavik's popularity continues to rise this summer."

Reykjavik's rise bumped last year's No. 3 destination, Rome, to No. 4. Amsterdam, seventh last year, was the No. 5 most popular spot this year. Dublin holds the same ranking it did last year in position No. 6.