Gate Arrival Terminal for Kansas City

by Edwin Joe Runyan,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 2, Pg. 229-236

Document Type: Journal Paper


The new MCI airport at Kansas City develops the gate arrival approach to terminal planning to its ultimate in its attempt to decentralize facilities and operations, to reduce congestion, and to reduce to a minimum the long distances passengers are required to walk in present day major air terminals. Enplaning passengers arriving at the airport will alight from their cars adjacent to their flight position and walk directly across the lobby to the ticketing facility and the adjacent boarding gate. There are no long fingers extending into the apron area. The apron is on one side of the building and the terminal loop road and parking area on the other. Ideally, the passenger should be able to park relatively near the entrance leading to his flight. Initially, three circular terminal buildings are provided, with a total of 45 loading positions, permitting 4 to 4,500,000 enplanements per year, three times the number for 1966.

Subject Headings: Passengers | Flight | Airport terminals | Urban areas | Automobiles | Highways and roads | Parking facilities | Parks | Kansas | United States

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