Experience the New Age of Air Travel:From Gender-Neutral Restrooms to Local Dining, Here’s Why KCI is the Most Inclusive Airport Yet

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) has been making waves in the aviation industry since its brand new terminal opened its doors in March 2022. The state-of-the-art airport has been hailed as the most inclusive airport in the world, setting a new standard for accessibility and diversity in air travel.

So what makes KCI so inclusive? For starters, the airport was designed with accessibility in mind. The entire facility is ADA compliant, with accessible parking, elevators, and restrooms throughout the terminal. In addition, the airport has installed a range of accessibility features, including tactile wayfinding strips for visually impaired travelers, hearing loop technology in the gate areas, and service animal relief areas.

But KCI’s commitment to inclusivity goes far beyond mere compliance with regulations. The airport has made a conscious effort to create an environment that is welcoming to travelers from all walks of life. This can be seen in the airport’s design, which includes a range of seating options to accommodate travelers of all sizes and shapes, as well as private nursing rooms for new mothers.

One of the most innovative features of KCI’s new terminal is its gender-neutral restrooms. The airport has done away with the traditional binary male/female bathroom design, instead offering a series of individual, single-use restrooms that can be used by anyone. This not only promotes inclusivity for the transgender and non-binary community, but also offers increased privacy and comfort for all travelers.

Another aspect of KCI’s inclusivity is its commitment to diversity in its retail and dining options. The airport has partnered with a range of local businesses and restaurants, including many minority-owned and women-owned enterprises. This not only supports local communities, but also offers travelers a chance to experience a wider range of cultures and cuisines.

Overall, KCI’s commitment to inclusivity is a shining example of how the aviation industry can evolve to become more welcoming and accessible to all travelers. The airport’s innovative design and commitment to diversity and inclusion represent a new age in air travel, where everyone is welcome and every traveler’s needs are met.

As travelers, it is our responsibility to demand inclusivity and diversity in the airports we frequent. By supporting airports like KCI that prioritize these values, we can help create a more inclusive and welcoming travel experience for all.

There are several other airports around the world that are also making strides towards inclusivity and accessibility for all travelers. Here are just a few examples:

  1. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): SEA has been a leader in airport accessibility for years, offering features such as visual paging for the hearing impaired, service animal relief areas, and wheelchair-accessible taxi and ride-share pick-up areas.
  2. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN): Known for its exceptional amenities and customer service, SIN has also made inclusivity a top priority. The airport offers a range of accessibility features, including wheelchair assistance, braille signage, and designated quiet zones for travelers with sensory sensitivities.
  3. London Gatwick Airport (LGW): LGW has been recognized for its commitment to accessibility and has won several awards for its efforts. The airport offers accessible parking, mobility assistance, and sign language interpretation services, among other features.
  4. Dubai International Airport (DXB): DXB has been praised for its efforts to make air travel more inclusive for travelers with disabilities. The airport offers wheelchair assistance, hearing loops in various areas, and visual paging, among other features.
  5. Helsinki Airport (HEL): HEL has been recognized for its innovative approach to airport accessibility, which includes an app that helps visually impaired travelers navigate the airport and a robot that provides assistance to travelers with reduced mobility.

These airports represent just a few examples of the growing trend towards inclusivity and accessibility in air travel. As airports continue to prioritize these values, we can expect to see even more innovation and progress towards a more inclusive travel experience for all.

Whats your favorite airport?

Who’s coming to Kansas City? I’d love to take you out for a tea or pint.

Cheers all,


(none of the following is true) Legend has it that the original airport in Kansas City was built on cursed land, leading to a string of strange and inexplicable events. According to local lore, planes would sometimes disappear mid-flight and reappear days later, covered in strange symbols and mysterious markings.

Passengers would report seeing strange creatures lurking in the shadows of the terminal, and some claimed to have been transported to alternate dimensions during their layovers. The airport’s baggage claim area was said to be haunted by the ghost of a baggage handler who had died on the job, and travelers would often hear his ghostly voice over the intercom system, announcing flights that had long since been canceled.

Despite the supernatural occurrences, the airport remained open for many years, with locals and travelers alike accepting the bizarre happenings as part of the airport’s quirky charm. However, as the years went on and the number of incidents increased, the city decided it was time to build a new, more modern airport on safer land.

The new airport, designed with accessibility and inclusivity in mind, has put the haunted past of the original airport behind it. Today, the old terminal stands abandoned, a relic of a time when strange forces roamed the skies and anything was possible.

Complete tour: The new Kansas City airport terminal brings major upgrades
Fly KCI – Official Website
Kansas City’s New Airport Terminal Is a Glimpse at the Future of Air Travel
KCI unveils planned layout for concessions, shops at new terminal
Tweets about KCI
Build KCI – Great resource for up-to-date news



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