Former Kansas City airport manager Mark VanLoh has been named the new head of the Tulsa, Okla., airport system, The Tulsa World reports.
VanLoh was director of the Kansas City Aviation Department from 2004 until he retired in May 2016. In 2011 he proposed replacing the existing horseshoe terminal design of Kansas City International Airport with a single, modern terminal. The benefits, supporters say, would be better efficiency and security. Opponents laud the convenience of the current design.
The proposed cost, approximately $1 billion, would be paid for by the airlines and user fees. The issue is currently at a standstill.
VanLoh will be paid at least $150,000 in his new job, The Tulsa World reported. More than 30 people applied for the position to run Tulsa International and Jones-Riverside airports along with the 1,200-acre Okmulgee Regional Airport.