Kansas City International
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is situated 15 miles (24km) northwest of central Kansas City. It was originally called the Mid-Continent International Airport, hence its IATA code. Currently the airport serves more than 10 million passengers per year with non-stop flights to 49 destinations.
Flights to Kansas City International arrive from airports such as Denver, Washington, Boston, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Atlanta and Florida. The airport has three terminals, although there is currently a plan to build a central, connecting terminal building by 2025.
Kansas City International has been rated consistently as one of the best airports in North America, so you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the level of efficiency during your time there. If, for some reason, you're stuck for a while, there are more than enough restaurants and stores to keep you busy, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal buildings.
The atmosphere is friendly in this bustling airport, and there’ll always be somebody ready to offer assistance should you need it.
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Lambert-St Louis International
Lambert-St Louis International Airport (STL), or Lamberts as it's affectionately known, is located 10 miles (17km) northwest of the city of St Louis, Missouri, and is in close proximity to connecting interstate highways. With four long runways and more than 12 million passengers per year, Lamberts is the state’s busiest airport; nonstop flights to Lambert-St Louis International Airport arrive from 88 domestic and international hubs.
Lambert-St Louis has a certain historical pedigree, too. It served as a balloon-launching base in the 19th century and was later visited by the Wright Brothers on one of their early flights. In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt took a flight from here, becoming the first US President to fly, and a few years later the first experimental parachute jump took place over the airfield.
A new construction project – launched in spring 2011 – is set to improve passenger services, boost airport operations and offer good views of the establishment. Terminal 1 is already an architectural spectacle, with exciting LED lighting that may be viewed from the interior and exterior of the building, as well as new flooring, ticket counters, signs, security checkpoints and an atrium, all of which have resulted in a completely new and attractive look for Lambert-St Louis International Airport.
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