The Kansas City Aviation Department owns and operates Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Near the geographic center of the United States, Kansas City’s airports are attractive for aviation-related and other companies to take advantage of an on-airport location. Further, the Ambassador Building at KCI has world-class office space nearly in the shadow of the KCI Airport control tower.
Located on 10,000 acres in a suburban setting 20 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City, KCI Airport has 7,000 acres of land ripe for development. The airport features a three-runway system that can handle up to 139 aircraft operations per hour, un-congested air and ground space, few delays, no noise restrictions, short taxi time,10,000 available acres (only 3,000 of which are currently developed), an expansive cargo-handling infrastructure, onsite Foreign Trade Zone, Enterprise Zone tax initiatives, and an adjacent interstate highway system.