Dire pandemic news persists but this time around there's just a bit more skepticism or at least a realization that permanent lock down is impossible amid a faltering economy.

In fact, there are a lot of reasons to doubt the fate of the new airport and pandemic probs aren't the biggest concern.

Nevertheless . . . 

There's no denying that COVID has fundamentally changed the airline industry and the impact will be long lasting. So far there's nothing but happy news about New KCI but the upcoming debut will be in a world that has been completely transformed by plauge.

A quote from a lesser blog about the latest . . .

American Airlines eliminated 48 flights at the Kansas City International Airport this month, Kansas City Business Journal reported.

This round of cuts comes after American Airlines canceled 77,000 flights from its 2022 roster in November. The ongoing cuts are largely due to the omicron-fueled COVID surge, which has negatively impacted workers and travel.

Despite these cuts, American is offering 200 more flights in March from KCI than it did at this time last year.

“Even with these schedule adjustments, American continues to offer the most departures in the month of March among the major U.S. carriers,” American Airlines representative Brian Methan told the Business Journal.

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