Where to Park, Shop and Dine in the Kansas City Airport
January 3, 2023
Located 15 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City, Kansas City International Airport (MCI, or KCI) covers 10,680 acres. While the International Air Transportation Association adopted MCI as the airport’s designator code, the airport is also commonly known as KCI. In 2018, the airport served 11,795,635 passengers with 123,395 aircraft operations to 45 nonstop destinations. The airport features three runways.
In 2017, Kansas City voters approved a new single-terminal airport design. Slated to open in 2023, the new airport will replace Terminal A, which has not been operational since 2014. Terminals B and C will still operate during construction.
Carriers serving MCI include Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express.
AIRPORT DINING AND AMENITIES
MCI has several dining and shopping options that offer local fare, American classics, and global cuisine. Find a full list of airport dining options here.
Traveling with children? Family restrooms are available in both terminals in the pre-security, public concourse areas.
Two nursing stations are available in Terminal C. One is inside the holdroom serving Allegiant, American, Frontier and Spirit. The second is inside the United departure lounge.
MCI AIRPORT PARKING
With a convenient location at 12060 NW Prairie View Road, travelers will find the best, most convenient, and most cost-effective parking option with The Parking Spot. On average, parking with The Parking Spot is up to 40% less expensive than parking at the airport. The TPS lot is mere minutes from MCI, and offers complimentary door-to-door shuttle service.
- Access to the lowest rates via reservation and pre-pay on The Parking Spot app or TheParkingSpot.com
- Shuttle service every 5-7 minutes from the parking lot to the airport
- On-call shuttle hours between 10 p.m. - 6 a.m.
- Shuttle tracking through The Parking Spot app
- Luggage assistance
- Free bottled water
- Short and long-term parking options
- Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Express check-in and check-out through The Parking Spot app
- Soft Hands Car Care for select parking types
HOTELS NEAR MCI
- Sonesta Select Kansas City Airport
- 7600 NW 97th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64153
- Ph.: +1.816.891.0871
- Hilton Kansas City Airport
- 8801 NW 112 St, Kansas City, MO 64153
- Ph.: +1.816.891.8900
- Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport
- 11728 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153
- Ph.: +1.816.801.8400
ATTRACTIONS NEAR MCI
Boulevard Brewing Co.(2534 Madison Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108) - Boulevard Brewing is available for private events and public tours. Enjoy the facility’s recreation center, where visitors can sit back and have a drink. (21.2 miles from MCI)
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108) - The Kauffman Center hosts music, opera, and dance events of all kinds. The center is considered one of the 15 most beautiful concert halls in the world. (19 miles from MCI)
Sea Life Aquarium (2475 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108) - Experience an underwater snorkeling adventure, swim with the rays, and sleep under the sharks at this oceanic adventure park. (22.5 miles from MCI)
The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111) - Welcoming more than 500,000 visitors each year, The Nelson-Atkins features an extensive collection of over 35,000 works of art. (25 miles from MCI)
Q. Is MCI an international airport?
A. MCI is an international airport with service to multiple global destinations.
Q. Where is MCI airport located?
A. MCI is a public airport that is located about 15 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City.
Q. How busy is MCI airport?
A. In 2021, over 3.75 million passengers traveled through MCI.
Q. How far is MCI from downtown Kansas City?
A. MCI is about 15 miles away from downtown Kansas City.
Q. Is there a shuttle to downtown Kansas from MCI?
A. There are shuttle options to downtown Kansas City and surrounding areas. Reservation and contact information is available here.
Q. What airlines fly to MCI?
A. There are many airlines offering service to MCI including Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express.
Q. Is there a nursing area for moms inside MCI?
A. There are two nursing mothers' rooms in Terminal C. One room is inside the holdroom serving Allegiant, American, Frontier and Spirit. The second room is inside the United departure lounge.
Q. Is there a kid friendly or play area inside MCI?
A. MCI’s mothers' rooms are one-family rooms. The spaces feature adjustable lighting, comfortable seating, toddler toys, large changing and washing areas, and a lockable door.