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United Airlines will move into one terminal at KCI

Its gates will be in a newly remodeled space at the south end of Terminal A.

Updated: 2012-12-04T06:32:24Z

By LYNN HORSLEY

The Kansas City Star

Beginning Wednesday morning, all United Airlines flights at Kansas City International Airport will operate out of Terminal A, ending a confusing time when the airline had gates in two terminals.

United will operate in a newly remodeled space at the south end of Terminal A. The space and its baggage screening system have enough capacity to accommodate the carrier, which grew as a result of a merger with Continental Airlines in 2010.

Early this year, the Continental brand was dissolved. Since then, United had been operating out of both Terminals A and C, where the gates formerly used by Continental were located.

But that led to some instances where passengers showed up at the wrong terminal and had to take a bus quickly to the other terminal. Or they left their vehicle in the long-term parking lot for Terminal A, but their return flight landed at Terminal C, which has a different long-term parking lot.

“From a customer convenience standpoint, this is going to be a lot better, having all the gates in one terminal,” aviation spokesman Joe McBride said.

United spent $1.8 million on the renovation and will operate from Gates 23-30 in space once leased by Midwest Airlines. Midwest was absorbed by Frontier Airlines, which operates out of Terminal C.

To reach Lynn Horsley, call 816-226-2058 or send email to lhorsley@kcstar.com.

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