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Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City International Airport
Airport information
 Location of the Kansas City International Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Kansas City
OperatorCity of Kansas City
ServesKansas City, Missouri
LocationKansas City, Missouri
HubFrontier Airlines
Elevation312.7 m (1026 ft)
Statistics2008, 2010
Passengers (2010)10168035
Aircraft operations (2008)194969

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Kansas City International Airport , originally named Mid-Continent International Airport, is a public airport located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of the central business district of Kansas City, in Platte County, Missouri, United States. In 2008, 10,469,892 passengers used the airport. Currently the airport serves 49 nonstop destinations.

Kansas City International has consistently ranked in the top 5 airports in J.D. Power and Associates North America Airport Satisfaction Study. In February 2010 it was the highest rated medium sized airports receiving five stars in all categories In February 2008, U.S. News & World Report ranked the airport the "3rd least miserable airport" in the United States, based on the 47 busiest airports in the country.

The airport's largest carrier is Southwest Airlines which operates a large number of daily flights and serves as a small airline hub and crew base for Frontier Airlines (Now operated by Republic Airways Holdings.)

The airport has always been a civilian airport and has never had an Air National Guard unit assigned to it unlike many major comparably sized airports.

In 2009 the airport was reported as having the highest number of wildlife strikes of any airport in the United States based on take offs and landings (57 per 100,000). FAA records show there were 146 strikes in 2008-up from 37 in 2000.

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