Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 243-5237

Kansas City International Airport was built by the City of Kansas City, Missouri and opened in 1972. Its low congestion and small number of flight delays have long established it as one of the most appealing commercial airports in the world.

The MCI complex spans more than 10,000 acres, and its three runways can accommodate up to 139 aircraft operations per hour. Uncongested air and ground space, short taxi time, and a low weather-related closure/cancellation rate are why MCI consistently ranks among the lowest in delays of all U.S. airports. Three runways, two of them parallel with 6,575 feet of separation, Category III instrument Landing System and other features help keep operations smooth in even the worst of weather. New surfaces on the runways, taxiways and terminal aprons, along with ongoing infrastructure improvements, enhance the airport's efficiency and convenience to air carriers.

On-airport Fixed-Base Operator, Signature Flight Support , offers basic fueling, charter and ground transportation services. Many regional aircraft operators merely fly into Kansas City International Airport and are shuttled to the airline terminals to be transported to their final destination outside the region.

KCI was originally called Mid-Continent International Airport, or MCI, and the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) adopted MCI as the airport's designator code. Also, U.S. airports cannot use codes beginning with N, K or W as the first letter of the prefix. N is the prefix reserved for aircraft, and K and W are reserved for radio call sign prefixes. For many years, MCI served as the landing strip for the TWA overhaul base and as an alternate airport for the old Kansas City Municipal Airport. When Municipal was deemed too small and unable to grow, terminals and additional runways were built at what is now KCI. Municipal was renamed Kansas City Downtown Airport, and later Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.

Airlines at KCI


Terminal: B Website: Reservations: 888-558-6654 Baggage: 888-558-6654

Gate(s): 50 - 60

Curbside Check-in: No

Air Canada

Terminal: C Website: Reservations: 888-247-2262 Baggage: 800-221-6903

Gate(s): 61

Curbside Check-in: No

Alaska Airlines

Terminal: B Website: Reservations: 800-252-7522 Baggage: 877-815-8253

Gate(s): 52

Curbside Check-in: Yes

American Airlines

Terminal: C Website: Reservations: 800-433-7300 Baggage: 800-535-5225

Gate(s): 79 - 87

Curbside Check-in: Yes

Delta Air Lines

Terminal: B Website: Reservations: 800-221-1212 Baggage: 800-325-8224

Gate(s): 50 - 60

Curbside Check-in: Yes

Frontier Airlines

Terminal: C Website: Reservations: 800-432-1359 Baggage: 877-376-6437

Gate(s): 78 - 79

Curbside Check-in: No

SeaPort Airlines

Website: Reservations: 888-573-2767

Not at main terminal. For directions call 816-243-5424

Signature Flight Support
880 Mexico City Ave.
888-573-2767 FREE FREE

Southwest Airlines

Terminal: B Website: Reservations: 800-435-9792 Baggage: 816-270-3215

Gate(s): 37 - 45

Curbside Check-in: Yes

Spirit Airlines

Terminal: C Website: Reservations: 801-401-2222

Gate: 79

Curbside Check-in: No

United Airlines

Terminal: C Website: Reservations: 800-241-6522 Baggage: 800-335-2247

Gates 61 - 69

Curbside Check-in: No

Parking at KCI

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Dropping off/Picking up

Kansas City International Airport offers several convenient options for dropping-off and picking-up passengers at the airport terminals.

We recommend planing ahead in order to make this process as smooth as possible. Here are a few tips to help plan your trip:

  • Be sure you have your traveler's flight number and check its status before heading to the airport.
  • Know which airline your traveler is leaving or arriving on. This is the most important piece of information you'll need to have. There are two terminals at KCI, with different airlines flying out of each. Please check the Airlines section of the website to be sure you know which terminal to use.
  • Strict federal security directives prohibit parked or unattended vehicles on the roadways in front of the terminals, even for a short time. You may pull to the curb in front of a terminal only long enough to drop off or pick up a waiting traveler. When picking up, the traveler must be waiting outside the terminal before you pull curbside; parking your vehicle at the curb while you wait for arriving travelers to emerge from the terminal is not allowed. Unattended vehicles may be ticketed and towed.
  • When picking someone up from the airport, find out if your traveler has checked any bags. It sometimes takes a little while for bags to make it from the airplane to the baggage carousel. Parking curbside in front of the terminals is prohibited, so make sure your traveler has retrieved his or her bags and is waiting outside the terminal before pulling curbside.
  • If you are driving from a distance to pick-up a traveler, plan to park at the airport and wait inside. Please check the Parking section of the website for parking fees at the airport.


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