Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, known as MKC by pilots, is just across the Missouri River from Kansas City’s business center. Airport users have easy access to all interstate highways that serve the metropolitan area, as well as other major thoroughfares. The facility and its control tower are open 24 hours a day and consistently rank highly among private and corporate pilots for their full range of service to general aviation. Downtown Airport is the only General Aviation airport in Kansas City with a 24/7/365 air traffic control tower, 24-hour security, 24-hour snow removal, USDA support to mitigate wildlife, and a U.S. Customs facility on field. Its two runways, 6,800 and 5,000 feet, can handle anything from a Cessna single to a Boeing airliner. The longer runway has state-of the-art aircraft overrun systems for safety. Both Signature Flight Support and Atlantic Aviation can house aircraft as large as a G650 or Global Express. The General Aviation Complex features self-fueling, a terminal and hangars. More information is available at flymkc.com.