Saturday, May 02, 2020
CORONAVIRUS RUINS NEW KCI!!!
The new Kansas City airport terminal is expected to open in early 2023 and it's unclear if we'll have a pandemic vaccine at that point. What we know for sure that is that "New KCI" is taking shape amid the single greatest economic downturn the commercial aviation industry has ever confronted.
To wit . . .
NEW KCI CONSTRUCTION DURING THE PANDEMIC WILL LEAVE KANSAS CITY STUCK WITH A SECOND-RATE FACILITY!!!
Whilst local news wants to remain upbeat about the impact and continue reblogging presser hype about the schedule despite ongoing delays . . . We've collected just a few news links that offer a perspective on the beleaguered aviation industry and the circumstances under which the new airport will arise . . .
Axios warns of BLOOD TESTS TO FLY among other changes: Air travel will never be the same after coronavirus
Fox News On The Main New KCI Backer: Southwest Airlines loses $94 million as coronavirus snarls flights
Bloomberg Notes COVID-19 BAILOUT Problems: An $85 Billion Airline Rescue May Only Prolong the Pain
And so, mandating masks for passengers isn't such a big deal given that insiders and industry watchers understand that we're really talking about a government takeover of the airlines.
The circumstances of building New KCI are unquestionably "complicated" as the industry now confronts fundamental changes and a permanent disruption in the business of air travel that wasn't foreseen at the outset of construction.
Developing . . .