After the City Council last week heard details about plans to upgrade Kansas City International Airport, we asked where you stood on related questions. Build a new, single terminal structure or modernize and adapt existing terminals?
The airlines and consultants studying the issue told city officials that a new airport would be at least $40 million cheaper than a major renovation. Total cost could approach or exceed $1 billion.
Here are the results of our unscientific survey, based on nearly 800 responses.
1) Despite the cost difference, the convenience of today’s KCI trumps any argument for a new, single terminal.
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Agree strongly 28%
Disagree strongly 44%
2) The current KCI portrays a negative image to much of the traveling public, which should lead to building a new terminal.
Agree strongly 43%
Disagree strongly 24%
3) If the airlines want a new terminal, they need to provide a significant amount of their own money to help finance it.
Agree strongly 33%
Disagree strongly 3%
4) Based on what I know now, I would vote to build a new terminal at KCI.