KCI Airport Announces Cancellations and Advises Advance Planning
February 20, 2013
At KCI as well as Wheeler Downtown Airport, it is the Kansas City Aviation Department’s responsibility to keep runways, taxiways, roadways and parking lots safe and free from excessive snow and ice. The effectiveness of the snow and ice control program is proven by the excellent records at both airports.
There are times when the airports are open, but airlines choose not to use the airfields, usually as a matter of company policy or a judgment call on the part of the pilots. It is extremely rare that either of the airports is shut down due to an inability to clear operational areas. However, if safety were to be compromised, the Aviation Department would close the airport until conditions allowed for improved operation.
If flying through KCI Airport during the next 48 hours, travelers should be aware of cold weather amenities such as heated bus shelters in the Economy Parking lot, covered parking garages next to the terminals, vehicle jump-start and dig out service in all airport parking lots, and free Wi-Fi in the terminals. There is also a Phillips 66 gas station just outside the terminals which offers a variety of convenience products and services.
The Kansas City Airport System is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of Kansas City, Mo., and is supported wholly by airport user charges. No general tax fund revenues are used for the administration, promotion, operation, or maintenance of the airports in the system. Visit www.flykci.com for more information. Find us on Twitter and Facebook.