Kansas City seeks incentive from Kansas for international flight

To G-XLEC. Taken at Airbus Finkenwerder XFW

The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, is asking Kansas to kick in $5 million to help bring a new direct international route to its newly opened $1.5 billion airport.

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas sent a letter to Gov. Laura Kelly in early January asking Kansas to match a $5 million contribution from the state of Missouri.

The request, still standing, comes after the Missouri General Assembly last year approved $5 million in federal stimulus money to help Kansas City recruit an international carrier.

"Millions of Kansans, Missourians, and folks from across the entire Midwest region use the Kansas . . .


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