Plan for single terminal layout at Kansas City International Airport moves forward

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A transportation committee in Kansas City approved a plan Thursday that would turn Kansas City International Airport into a single-terminal layout.

Officials presented an 18-month study of the $1.2 billion project.

The plan now moves to the full City Council for discussion on Thursday afternoon.

The Chamber of Commerce already approved the plan back in November 2012. The city has since hired an outside public relations firm to help make the case for fliers, tourists and others.

So far, the plans call for the new terminal to go where Terminal A stands today. Terminal B would be torn down and replaced with long-term parking.

Businesses could have the opportunity to rent office space in Terminal C.

Studies have shown that the one terminal concept should improve efficiency, safety and convenience.

They also say it will provide room for the airport to grow.

The more-than-$1 billion cost would be paid for by federal aviation dollars, the airlines and taxes and fees paid by airline customers.

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