Kansas City is “no longer an understudy to anybody,” Mayor Sly James told hundreds of community, civic, political and business leaders who gathered Monday to celebrate a groundbreaking for the new $1.5 billion single terminal under construction at Kansas City International Airport.
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Now it’s “Wheels up, Kansas City,” said Mitch Holthus, voice of the Kansas City Chiefs, who hosted the ceremony.
Construction on the 39-gate facility is expected to take four years.
“In 2023 we’ll gather here again,” said Geoff Stricker, managing director for developer Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, “but instead of arriving to a terminal that time passed by, you’ll arrive at one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country.”