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Air Base a Step Closer to Use as Inland Port
April 14, 2007
City officials and CenterPoint Realty Services Corp. of Chicago signed contracts that moved the $10.6 million sale of the former military airport, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, closer into being. It...
Aviation History Took Flight at Fairfax
May 5, 2010
Postcard image and short article about the history of the Fairfax Industrial District, Fairfax Airport and Aircraft Assembly Plant. The Fairfax Airport opened in 1928 and was the primary airmail departure...
Branson Airport Is Set to Fly
April 23, 2009
Commercial passenger flights will begin May 11, 2009, at the new, privately financed Branson Airport. The owners purchased 925 acres in the Ozarks about eight miles south of Branson and "built a runway,...
Change in the Air
November 20, 2011
In-depth article discussing the pros and cons about replacing the 40-year old Kansas City International airport's three terminals with one building. Includes illustrations showing revenue passengers from...
City Plans Business Center
June 21, 2007
A delegation of economic development officials and city leaders from Kansas City attended the Paris Air Show this week to showcase their new master plan for an 800-acre, multi-use development on Kansas...
City Withdraws Grant Request for Downtown Airport
Discusses the withdrawal of a grant request by the Downtown Airport because the grantors stipulated safety measures the Airport does not have nor could afford to implement.
City's Aviation Industry Is Finally Taking Wing: City, Travel Officials Dream of New Horizons
Photos and entire section F on the airport.
Closing of Richards-Gebaur Airport
January 10, 2000
The Richards-Gebaur Airport officially closed as an airport at 11:59 pm Sunday, January 9, 2000. The last plane to depart from the airport was a Saberliner-40 jet.
Consultant's Conflict of Interest Slows Richards-Gebaur Effort
Discusses city council-led investigations into potential conflict of interest concerns regarding the transformation of Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight facility.
Downtown Airport to Get New Complex
February 17, 2009
Construction will begin shortly on a new aviation-services center at the Wheeler Downtown Airport. Called Hangar 10, the new 91,000 square-foot complex will feature an executive terminal , fitness center,...
Article describing problems associated with renovation of Kansas City International Airport (KCI). The remodelling project began in 1999 and was slated to be completed in 2004.
Discusses a meeting at which runway options were discussed for the Richards-Gebaur Airport, recently transformed into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
Future Boon to City in Mid-Continent Airport
Photos, captions, and article comparing the Municipal Airport (later called Downtown Airport) to the proposed Mid-Continent International Airport (later called Kansas City International Airport) in terms...
Groups OK the Bonds
Article about the $150 million revenue bond to fund the construction of the projected Mid-Continent Airport, with contributors listed in the article.
June 5-11, 2014
Article summarizes the process by which the Kansas City mayor, Sly James appointed Airport Terminal Advisory Group (ATAG) made its decision to recommend that a new single-terminal airport be built to replace...
Holding Pattern: Airlines' Fiscal Problems Leave Airport Managers Uncertain
September 28, 2004
Article discusses how the woes of the airline industry affect the Kansas City International Airport. Includes a chart ''KCI At A Glance'' which gives total passengers and domestic flights.
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
Kansas City Gains Mexican Air Link
First international carrier directly from Kansas City by Mexicana Airlines, the oldest commercial airplane carrier in North America.
Article about the upcoming Kansas City International Airport.
KCI Plots a New Route
May 3-9, 2013
Detailed article on the Kansas City International Airport and its proposed replacement. Opened in 1972, KCI was initially lauded for its innovative three-terminal, “drive-to-your-plane” design. However,...
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