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A Southwest 737-700 at the gate in Kansas City (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

A City Divided: The Kansas City Airport Debate

Kansas City is rapidly reinvigorating itself, from revitalized suburbs like Overland Park, Olathe, and Piper to the recent success of sports teams such as the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. However, there is one eyesore that has divided the Midwest city: the airport. Kansas City International Airport (MCI) sits roughly 15 miles northwest of downtown and is showing its age. The three terminal complex built with Trans World Airlines’ vision maintained the idea that there was only…

BRIEF: Southwest Airlines Unveils Missouri One Livery

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines revealed “Missouri One,” a tribute to the “Show-Me State” for 30 years of service. "Kansas City and St. Louis have been vital cities in our network for more than 30 years," founder Gary Kelly said to an enthusiastic crowd. "I couldn't think of a better way…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Trans World Airlines

[caption id="attachment_1097" align="alignleft" width="300"] A TWA Lockheed Constellation | Photo provided by WikiMedia[/caption] TWA, one of the oldest airlines, ceased operations on Dec. 1, 2001, after nearly 76 years. Founded on July 13, 1925 as Western Air Express, it merged with Transcontinental Air Transport just five years later, causing the…

American Airlines To Commence 737 Service Between MIA and MCI

Beginning March 5th, 2015, American Airlines will fly nonstop between Miami (MIA) and Kansas City (MCI). Utilizing Boeing 737-800 aircraft, increasing connectivity between the Midwest and South Florida. “We are very excited to announce these new routes, which will give our customers more travel options to and from Miami and…