Kansas City, Missouri to partner with private companies to finance, build new airport

Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James has announced a proposal put forward by Burns & McDonnell to design and build a new one-terminal airport at Kansas City International Airport (KCI), and to lead a team of private investors to finance the project, Burns & McDonnell said.

Through the innovative financing model, the airport would receive financing through private investments, paid for by airport usage fees, with no funds coming from the City´s general fund, new taxes, or existing bonds.

Burns and McDonnell, whose employees took more than 33,000 flights through KCI in 2016 alone, believes a one-terminal design is critical to the economic development of Kansas City, by creating new jobs and the opportunity for more convenient flights in and out of KCI.

Investors Burns & McDonnell and Americo are Kansas City-based companies committed to the future growth of the city.

Kansas City-based Burns & McDonnell is an airport design currently working on major airport projects across the country, including La Guardia and LAX.

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 5,700 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world.