Congressman Sam Graves hosts panel to discuss future of KCI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A forum on the future of the Kansas City Airport wrapped up on Monday evening.

Congressman Sam Graves hosted a panel to discuss the future of the airport. The panel weighed-in on the idea of moving to a single terminal.

Many people, including Graves, believe there's no need for the change.

"I don't really know why they want to change a good thing. They can make some cosmetic changes, add food courts and things like that, but I think to go to one terminal from the three we have, i think it's just not necessary," supporter Zana Lang said.

The current three-terminal structure is more than 40 years old.

"It's not broke, so no need to fix it. There's no reason we can't do updates or renovations to the existing terminal, but just to throw it completely out and go with the one terminal design, I don't think is the answer," Congressman Graves said.

The cost of new construction would be paid for by federal aviation dollars, the airlines and taxes. Fees would  be passed onto airline customers.

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