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Internet outage may impact travelers coming to, leaving from KCI

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 16:47:01-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A cut fiber-optic cable near Kansas City International Airport may create headaches for travelers Wednesday afternoon.

Staff at KCI was alerted by tenants around 2:30 p.m. that the internet was down.

“We learned that there was a fiber cut off airport,” KC Aviation Department Senior Manager for Marketing and Communications Joe McBride told 41 Action News in an email. “This is affecting some, but not all airlines and tenants."

Airlines are still able to check in passengers, but the pace has slowed significantly, McBride added.

He recommends that airline passengers arrive at the airport early, check in online before leaving for the airport and bring a printed-out copy or digital copy of their boarding pass, if possible.

Passengers who do not have to check baggage can head directly to the gate.

“Some flights inbound to Kansas City are being held in the destination city and sent on a metered basis so aircraft do not ‘stack up’ in Kansas City since outbound flights may depart late,” McBride said via email.