Today's New KCI Hype: Nonstop Hub

The future of air travel seems to be remarkably scaled down with a greater importance placed on convenience.

Here's how this trend MIGHT help the new, smaller, plastic toy airport that's nearly complete . . .

If airlines do indeed shift away from jumbo jets, it will open up new markets to nonstop travel, which could make Kansas City, which hosts the 2023 NFL Draft and the 2026 FIFA World Cup, an increasingly attractive destination for international carriers.

The larger planes will still be needed to service the most heavily traveled routes — including hubs like Atlanta, Minneapolis or Dallas-Fort Worth — but an increased reliance on sleeker, long-range aircraft could open up Kansas City to new routes as airlines seek greater flexibility.

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Emerging air-travel trends could make Kansas City attractive destination for new service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Kansas City International Airport courts nonstop service to London's Heathrow Airport, airline industry trends and the opening of a new single-terminal airport next year may have the city poised to land more flights to international markets.